My name is Rozalyn and I am a junior in the Professional Esthetics program at Delmar College. I feel truly honored to be apart of the Delmar blog list.
Firstly, a bit about myself. I decided to come to Delmar College because I was feeling like I needed a career change. Working in retail and being a certified florist didn’t make me happy anymore. My mom has been a hair stylist for my entire life and told me to get into the beauty industry. I was Being stubborn for many years, But now I finally did it!
In January our class started off with lots of theory. Vision boards about our goals, science projects about the Anatomy & physiology of the body and more! Finally the fun stuff.
Next, it was waxing and tinting. Which I love! There is something so satisfying to remove hair from the body. Finding models for this has been a bit of a struggle. At first, I thought I only needed new friends (haha)…But no I just needed to get out of my comfort zone, and branch out to all social media outlets to bring in models. With success I got many people for the upcoming model days.
My first practical exam on waxing made me so nervous but, with an awesome instructor and some confidence I got through it! In February, we started manicures and pedicures. Manicures were fun until someone wants red nail polish!
Thank you Sam for teaching us polish applications from the very first week of class. It truly helped when it came to the practical exam.
Pedicures are a bit of a challenge for me. I had to find ways to hold up legs without straining my hand. Good thing every day is an improvement. Time for Facials, facials, facials!
March has been all about the skin. Learning about different skin types, the Fitzpatrick scale and the disorders & diseases of the skin. I really had no clue there is so much to learn when it comes to our skin. I am having the time of my life at Delmar College meeting and learning beside awesome people! I now have my practical exam to prepare for here soon, so stay tuned to my monthly blog to hear about how my program is going, and whats going on at the Aesthetics campus!
For as long as I can remember I have wanted to be a part of the fashion
world. I started modelling at a young age and always had a love for the hair
and makeup involved.
Delmar helped me start out my career as a hair stylist by giving me opportunities to work as a Volunteer stylist on the set of test shoots for Numa Models.
Through working at Numa and my previous modelling experience I have been able to reach out to contacts and photographers that I’ve known/met and began working alongside them for editorial photo shoots. Recently I had the pleasure of working behind the scenes doing hair for Jian Von Esmane who is an amazing photographer and has been published many, many times and even in Vogue!
(photo left: Test shot for Numa, Photo Right: Published Numa model Hair: Elyse Roberge)
This shoot had a very serious high fashion vibe to it which was fun for me because I don’t have much of that in my current hair portfolio. The shoot we did ended up getting published in Beautymute Magazine issue 42 in Paris, France!
It’s an amazing feeling still being in school and already being published as a stylist. In April I will be starting the makeup 101 course at Delmar College Aesthetics and Wellness and I am looking forward to be published in a magazine for makeup as well as hair!
Hello Everyone, To all of you that always kept up with my blogs throughout my Delmar experience – Thank you! This will be my last post as I graduate at the end of march! This month of school is going to be really busy, due to everything finishing up. We had our last potluck and our unlikely inspiration photo shoot project recently and Id like to share some of my work with you.
School has been really fun and I met a lot of great people including the instructors and all the students that I’v met along the way! I hope to keep in touch with a lot of them and I wish them all the best in their hair styling futures!
I hope you’ve enjoyed some of my photos from my most recent work including my last color correction with Delmar College.
Tis the month of love and WOW did we ever feel the love this month! Even with all the storms, and drab weather we’ve had some amazing events go on that never cease to amaze. Check out what we got up to this past month…
We have had some amazing sales….
we’ve had some busy student workshops…
Delmar College also prides itself on educating students on educating the public and to publicize their success! Here is some of the students who won prizes by just doing that!
We’ve posted new Hiring opportunities for a Full-time Barber Instructor and Hair styling Instructor as we grow our team…
We’ve published some amazing student work this month…
We’ve shared lots of laughs…
We’ve posted about new classes accepting students and Promotions…
Delmar also published our unique course – ITEC! It’s offered to our 1400 hair styling students…
We’ve posted a tour of our new campus with Social Media Coordinator Brittany Connors as our video Blog…
Delmar College also traveled to Las Vegas for the AmSpa Medical Spa Show! photo posted was of our vary own Dan Cavanaugh doing an interview for the AmSpa crew!
Delmar College loves to keep up with all the new trends and bring them to you our consumer and future students!
We also sweetened the deal with a gift basket draw paired with Chocolate treatments over this season.
Prizes were won…
Delmar College also had some JAW-DROPPING sales on electrical items…
We’ve had students endorse some of their favorite products…
Our Barber students took their exams..
and our Student Barber Shop FINALLY opened!
We’ve embraced the “PIMPLE POPPER” video addiction…
1. Why did you choose Delmar college? It’s actually very straight forward why I chose Delmar. It’s because of friends and family members that got their education through Delmar College and had recommended the school once they knew I wanted to get into the hairstyling industry.
2. What award did you receive/prize?
I was awarded with an awesome pair of Drew Kalaf shears and a Babyliss Pro blow dryer.
3. What does it mean to you to have been chosen as the school ambassador?
It honestly meant a lot to me to be chosen as an ambassador. It shows how the school can see your hard work and dedication and appreciate your effort, it just pushes you on giving your best because you know that they are aware of every step taken by any student.
4. Why did you decide to become a barber/hairstylist?
I’ve always had the passion for becoming a hairstylist, that passion grew by watching my father do what he does best throughout the years. so now here I am getting into the industry to start my own career.
(some of Moe’s work)
5. So far what has your experience at Delmar been for you?
After attending Delmar for 7 months now I would say I made the right decision enrolling into the school! I would have to say it has the most professional, caring and down to earth instructors that actually take the time to teach and make sure you’re taught the right way. It’s always an awesome atmosphere inside the college, we’re just one big family that cares about one another – The best way to explain it!
6. What advice would you give someone about Delmar?
For anyone that is interested in the hairstyling/barbering business, your best choice would be Delmar college. After seeing how much they focus on preparing their students for what they will be examined on, becoming a hairstylist is not easy there is a lot to it and they go into depth with it all!
7. What is your next goal/step going to be?
My goal is to build my clientele, eventually start my own business.
8. Has this been the right path for you?
Definitely has been, no regrets what so ever!
9. How did you decide to become a barber/hairstylist?
I believe you should love your job and what you do since we spend most of our time at work. It is absolutely essential for your own personal well being that you feel positively about the career path that you choose, as the saying goes “do what you love and love what you do”.
Lastly I would like to thank my main instructor Jenessa and my cutting instructor Andrew Kalaf ; as well as, everyone that is part of this college for everything they’ve done for us since day 1.
It’s been amazing lately with school and all the opportunities it has opened up for me even before I’ve graduated. I recently started working at Tommy Guns in the downtown core location and love it.
School is crazy busy right now. We’re doing so many things at once including some final projects and our second term midterms are coming up. I am honestly super nervous about it. I’m also really excited about graduating and being able to work in a barber shop or salon full time.
In the last month I’ve noticed a huge improvement in my hair colouring and hair cutting skills because of all the time we now spend on the floor.
Over the holiday season we had a contest for who could sell the most amount of gift cards under our names. I am happy to share with you that I came in second and also attained top retailer of the month!
I was never one to do well in high school so being able to accomplish so much at something I really love is amazing and empowering.
I hope you enjoy the pictures of my recent hair makeovers on some of the amazing clients I have had the chance to work with at Delmar.
The moment you finish your 1400hrs here at Delmar College our graduates move on to the second step of their learning process, Apprenticeship. Sometimes, we tend to only hear the success stories and then get to thinking “How hard can it be?” Not every Happy ending comes with a successful beginning. Today, we hear from a graduate of Delmar College and her story of how hard it really can be.
– Mariah Rycroft
The day I received my diploma from Delmar I was beyond excited. I couldn’t believe how accomplished I had felt. I made it through the hours of studying and practicing for both theory and practical exams, made it through the numerous highs, and the numerous lows, it was a dream come true. I was so excited to get out there and get my hands in hair and start building up my clientele, boy was I in for a bit of a wake up call.
I received a job at a boutique salon, which I thought would be a great environment for someone fresh out of school. I soon came to realize the environment of this salon was not what I was looking for.There was not a lot of educational opportunities for a beginner like myself in this particular salon, and for someone who was starting to realize school could only teach you so much, it was very disappointing. This was only the tip of the iceberg so to speak. It was hard to realize that this was it? When starting out you’re told that you that you will “assist” and “learn” from senior stylists. For me this wasn’t the case.I was bullied at work. I was under appreciated, and I was looked down upon.
After only working there for a couple months, it was decided that I would no longer be working for that salon. I then would go on to spend the next couple months working retail to help pay the bills. I had started to convince myself I had made the wrong decision in choosing hair as a career.Then, everything changed when I received the opportunity to interview at Redbloom salon.
The amount of support, education, and confidence I’ve regained working at this salon has been impeccable! I now love waking up everyday to go to work!Which was always something that was important to me when deciding what to do with the rest of my life.
There are a few things I believe are important for those wanting to enter into the industry, or those ready to graduate and take the next step. One: Don’t let anyone ever tell you that you chose an easy career. It is not easy whatsoever!With that being said, it is also a very rewarding career to be able to make people feel beautiful and confident! Second: Never lose your passion! No matter what life throws at you. When I lost my job, I was going through multiple personal issues as well. I thought I would never be able to regain my passion towards anything. Luckily, I had an amazing teacher at Delmar, who I stayed in contact with, and she was able to push me to get back out there. I will never be able to thank Brittany Connors enough for giving me tough love. My mom also played a huge part in regaining my confidence, as she never stopped believing in me. Lastly, I believe to be of the most important is to be picky! Be picky in the salonyou choose to apprentice in. Do your research, see what each salon will offer you educationwise, and supportwise. It makes a world of difference when you work for a well organized business.
All in all my experience outside of school has been what some would call a roller coaster, but I couldn’t be happier to be on this crazy ride, and can’t wait to see where it will take me next!
With fall coming to an end, and winter approaching quickly Delmar welcomed and said goodbye to many.
Congratulations to our November Hair styling class. All the best to Niveen, Brittany, Tiffani, Harsh, Jamie, Megan, Komal, Emily, Rakinder, Keeley, Jordan, and Mystique. We wish you all nothing but success!
Congratulations to Our March 5 day Hair styling grads. Meghan, Nicol, Mary, Rebecca, Kate, Samina, Cara, and Rima. We cannot wait to see all your successes in the future!
Another warm congratulations goes out to our Clinical Aesthetic graduates. We are so pleased that you chose Delmar College to start your journey, and cannot wait to see all your successes!
One part of Delmar College that many may not know is that Delmar College Hosts the Apprenticeship Program for all of Southern Alberta. A huge congratulations goes out to our First Period Grads Agatha, Chelsea, Kathy, Caitlin, Jenessa, Robyn, Fe, Samantha, Queeny, Jaina-Brooke, Cindy, Chanaya, Christelle, Makenna, Nancy, Shannon, Juveria, Meagan, Marjan, and Mohamad. We cannot wait to see you all back here in 10 weeks for your Second Period.
We welcomed many new classes between October and November!
We had many awards given to students for : Student of the month (each class), retail awards, and school Ambassador!
… shared much of our client feedback from our student hair salon.
…Shared our student work ( don’t forget to add #delmarlifeyyc to your posts so we can see them)
We’ve featured work from our Recent Photo shoots. Thank you all for all of your hard work and creativity! A huge thank you goes out to Brandon at Analog Dog Creative for some amazing images.
Hair Graduate Megan Boguski wrote a blog about her experience here at Delmar ( click here to see it )…
As well as the 6th Diary of a Hair student by Morgan Calvert. (Click here to see it)
Delmar College Announced the Opening of our Newest Location of our Wellness Spa located at 5769 4th st. Sw calgary, AB. It is now open for clients. Call and Book in today!
Delmar College also created a monthly video blog called “Delmar Morning Chatter” with Social Media Coordinator Brittany Connors to answer questions we commonly get regarding our programs, Student aid, Apprenticeship, and much more! Be sure to catch all of our videos on our YouTube channel.
Don’t forget some amazing deals that we have going on here at Delmar!
All deals are able to be seen on all of Delmar College’s Social Media outlets!
*Delmar College’s Student Ambassador Blog’s for both October & November will be posted in December!
*Student of the month for October & November
*New Year Specials
* 7th Blog of Diary of a hair student by Morgan
* Delmar Morning Chatter #2
…. & Much Much More!
Be sure to keep checking in with us to see what is new at #Delmarlifeyyc !
What a Busy and Wonderful couple of months it has been at Delmar College. I cannot wait to share with you what December holds to finish up a great 2017!