“A Mom, a student, and now a Graduate” A Guest blog by Megan Boguski

      Sometimes we do not always get the ‘cookie cutter’ life plan that we dream of when children. Sometimes, we as individuals need to take control of our lives and make decisions to better our future. We asked recent graduate, Megan Boguski to share her experience about her 1400 hr. Hair styling program here at Delmar College, and how she managed a very busy schedule.  Here is her story: 

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Megan Boguski


As a mom with a busy 3 year old making the decision to go back to school did not come lightly. Hair school was a dream I’ve had for a long time. Thankfully, when I had my meeting with Shauna at Delmar it went from a dream to a goal. I knew school would be a huge commitment both mentally and financially for not just myself but my husband and son. I signed up for student loans, found an amazing daycare facility, and I enrolled in the full time Hair styling program with 8 hour days, 5 days a week!

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Megan & Son Linden

I started the first week of March. I had been told beforehand that it was not an easy program and a lot of studying was involved. The director said this once again in orientation, and even explained the financial penalties of dropping out at each stage of the program.

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Meghan & Instructor Mrs. Connors

The first semester of school involved learning everything needed for the final exams like roller sets, perms and finger waves, which any stylist knows is not easy! We also had 2 tests a week. As a wife whose husband works 12+ hour days in construction, I knew I would be doing all the housework, cooking and daycare drop off / pick ups myself. My nights almost always involved staying up till all hours of the night making sure I was ready for the next test.

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Megan & Class at the Walk for ALS


My first month was a frustrating experience. I didn’t take cosmetology when I was in high school, nor had I been in school for over 6 years. I had to learn how to study all over again! I felt like I wasn’t getting some of the hands-on practices that I was being taught. I was lucky to have an amazing teacher Brittany Connors who offered tutoring, and with my family’s help in watching my son the tutoring classes allowed me to excel!

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Megan and her Completed Art Of Lift class certificate!

 

Coming back to school as a mom was one of the toughest things I have done but also so rewarding. I worked as hard as I could, taking advantage of all the opportunities given to me. I had volunteered at 2 different modeling agencies styling hair for photo shoots, the Calgary hair exchange, an advanced color class by one of my instructors maricel and more. To add to my experience I was able to win retailer of the month from August to October winning me a new set of tools.

 



After 9 months of hard work; with my Delmar diploma in hand, I’m so excited to have found an amazing salon to work at called “Blossom Salon” which is located on Bannister Road SE Calgary. Now I get to spend more quality time with my son then I ever had when running a day-home, and best of all I’m doing something I love and continuing to grow my career.

If you’re in need of a new Hairstylist look me up! First appointments with me receive  50% Off service!

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Megan Boguski

 

 

 

No gimmicks, just great education!

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Social Media Coordinator Brittany Connors

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Diary of a hair student #6 by Morgan Calvert

Hello Everyone,

We’re all just entering our seventh month of the 1400 hour hair program, and we’re finally on the salon floor full time. Its been a lot of fun,  having clients and getting to work with real human hair instead of the mannequins.

When the instructors tell you that working on a real human head is easier then mannequin hair they  aren’t kidding at all! I use to think they were just telling us that so we wouldn’t panic about being on the salon floor but now I realize that it’s just truth.

 

So if you’re struggling to get your sections even or neat, just know that its way easier then you’re being set up to believe.

Also working with color is super rewarding and I have so much fun doing it and making clients happy with their new looks when leaving the salon!

 

I’ve come to the conclusion that my favourite things to do on the salon floor are dramatic transformations. For example I had a client that had been blonde for eight years and decided that she wanted to be a dark auburn, it took me five hours to complete but I felt super accomplished when I finished the job and my client was happy with her hair! (see attached photo below)

 

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Color Correction done by Morgan Calvert

 

I hope you enjoyed seeing some of my work this month!

Thank you for reading.
-Morgan Calvert

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No gimmicks, Just great Education!

 

 

 

 

 

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   Social Media Coordinator Brittany Connors

Delmar Student Ambassador: Reagan Mongrain

What Program are you currently in? How long do you have remaining?
-I am in the 1400 hour, 3 day hair styling program that started back in August. I have about 8 months of training left which seems crazy because I feel that I’ve already learned a crazy amount and I can’t believe there’s still so much more. Looking forward to learning it all!

Why did you choose Delmar College?
– Choosing a hair school was way easier that I thought. I had taken a couple school tours, Delmar being the last one and after talking with Shauna I knew right away I wanted to come to Delmar. Their curriculum stood out to me that they focus on you learning with mannequins before sticking you on the floor with real people. I had also heard many good things about Delmar from coworkers at the salon I worked at.

What award did you receive ?
– I received ambassador of the month and as my prize I got the Paul Mitchell protools express ion style+ flatiron; which I am super excited to use when I start my first day at the salon after school!

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Reagan receiving her Ambassador award.

What does it mean to you to have been chosen as the school ambassador?
– It is an honor to be chosen as the school ambassador! It shows that the teachers really notice the effort and hard work I put in everyday. It is really nice to be recognized for your hard work because it gives you that extra push to keep going.

Why did you want to become a stylist?
– As a little girl I always loved doing my friends hair whenever we would play around. I loved that everyone had a somewhat different hair texture and they all did different things. I love to make people feel happy and beautiful, it makes me feel good as a person when I did something for them.

What is your goal?
– My goal right now is to rock all of my practical evaluations so I’m able to work on all clients when our class goes to the salon floor. My next step out of Delmar is to go back to Hedkandi Salon where I was working before hair school. I’ll receive even more education at Hedkandi and begin working my way to being a stylist.

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What is your favourite part of the Hair program?
– I loooove color! I find all different hair colors to be beautiful and you have so many options to play around with! Going to Delmar and learning to cut hair has made me more interested in haircutting but I still think my main one is color.

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So far how has your experience been at Delmar?
– The experience has been pretty great! All of the teachers are super helpful and you can go to anyone for questions. I’ve learned so much already and I’ve only been in the program since August!

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What advice would you give someone about to attend Delmar?
– To always be paying attention and listening or it’s going to be harder. It’s such a fast paced program and there’s so much new information being given to you everyday and if you aren’t paying attention you most likely won’t be able to catch up.

Has it been the right path for you?
– I would say yes, definitely. Working with people and their hair brings out a side of me you don’t usually see. I get so happy and giddy over my work if it turns out nice. I love to have the opportunity to be as creative as possible, and in this industry you can!

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– Reagan

 No gimmicks. Just great education

Social Media Coordinator Brittany Connors