Summer at Delmar : Recap Blog

It has been a short summer as it seems. The weather has not been to our typical “Calgary standards”. We have had TONS of smoke and limited sun! Some would even say it has been a ‘Let down’. However, We here at Delmar College have been MOVING & SHAKING – with NO summer blues here…Let me share with you what I mean:

We have welcomed a number of amazing students to our programs…

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August 3-Day Hairstyling Program
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September Professional Esthetics 2018
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September Clinical Esthetics Program 2018
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September 5-Day Hairstyling Program 2018

We have had many classes graduate as well…

January grad
January Professional Esthetics Grads
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January Nail Technician Grads
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2nd Period Apprenticeship Grads
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March Clinical Esthetics Program Grads
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October Hairstyling Program Grads
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October Barbering Grads

 

We have shared some great student work…

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We have also shown you what it is like to be a student at Delmar College.

 

We have had some great awards for the students and prizes to be won…

 

Delmar College has had some great monthly specials..

 

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and some FLASH SALES TOO…

 

Delmar College has also begun to offer ‘Specialty’ classes to the public (licensed stylists or apprentices) and to our student body…

 

We have posted some interesting blogs featuring current and graduated students:
1. “Why not” Guest blog by Pierro
2. Beauty Influencer Brittany Watkins
3. Guest blog by Drea

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We have begun a new addition to our programs…. Volume Lash extensions with the talented @flawlessbeautybyabby paired with amazing product by @lashextensionspro! 

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We were so excited to announce the expansion of Delmar College to RED DEER! This location is a new and exciting adventure for Delmar College and we welcome all of you to like our Facebook page & Instagram for this location to follow our growth and success!
Facebook: Delmar College of Hair & Esthetics Red Deer 
Instagram: Delmar_College_rd

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Delmar College has continued their volunteering with Numa Modeling agency

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as well as our volunteering for Hudson’s Bay South Center Mall…

 

Delmar College was also excited to launch our Student T-shirt’s! We love how they look don’t you?

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After a hard exam day wouldn’t it be nice to relax and celebrate a job well-done with a class potluck? WE SURE DO!

 

As if this was not enough for this month

Delmar College hosted our annual Graduation on September 27th, 2018! What a turn out! We are so excited to see everyone and hear about all your success’s in the industry we love. We cannot wait to see how you all grow, change and make this career your own!

Way to go Delmar Graduates!

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Delmar Graduation @ the Clique Hotel Calgary

 

Thank you for following up with Delmar College, and we cannot wait to see what the next few months have in store for us! Stay tuned & continue to follow our Social Media outlets for all the upcoming events, contests, and news!

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Social Media Coordinator Brittany Connors

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Featured Beauty Influencer: Brittany Watkins

 

           BEAUTY INFLUENCER

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In today’s world beauty has become an internet sensation! There are many social media outlets that are both important for Beauty Professionals to explore, upload, and experience as well as grow due to the success you can achieve using it to your benefit.

Delmar College promotes using Social Media towards growing your career and to get your name known to the world. Beauty lovers like Delmar College students are able to utilize these media outlets such as : Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook in so many ways to either promote, educate, and learn through any direction they choose.

Delmar College wants to shine some light on some of our students who’ve become amazing at their trade, known to individuals, and are making a name for themselves through social media.  These students are Delmar College Featured Beauty Influencers!

 

 

This months Featured Beauty Influencer: Brittany Watkins

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Where is Brittany now?

“I graduated from the stylist program in November 2016 and was offered a job at Hairbenders in Airdrie, where I still am today! I currently work with 20+ other stylists in a very team orientated environment. Bev Morros, who owns Hairbenders has owned this salon for 25 years! Throughout the years, she has been a huge supporter of Delmar College and has hired 26 of their graduates with 3 more going this year (how cool is that!?!?!) This is a genuine reflection of the education and mentorship we have all received graduating from Delmar!”

What Brittany does…

A good 80% of my clientele is blonde and I’ve really found this to be my niche’ – my best work has always been working within delicate tones. I am currently booking 6 weeks out for all color appointments, which has really created a demand for pre-booking their appointments.
I try to keep a fairly active presence on Instagram by show casing my work and have gained quite a lot of my business from posting my previous work, education I am taking, any cancellations I may have had or current products I am obsessing over.

It is my understanding that a stylist with a full clientele, on a 6-week rotation will service about 250 people. Seems intimidating initially, but there are plenty of clients to go around #wealthmentality.

This career choice has been a great addition to my life. My husband’s position can be demanding at times – mine offers flexibility for our family, while still acting as a creative outlet.

 

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BRITTANY’S FUTURE TREND?

Currently, ‘Lived in Hair’ is trending and are assumed to be ‘Low Maintenance’ styles, which can throw off our timing and books as we challenge the low maintenance aspect – Making it as important as ever to stay a pace ahead of the majority and maintain our education. The best stylists never stop learning.

 

 

BRITTANY WENT TO BEAUTY SCHOOL

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This beauty Influencer started her career at Delmar College. Brittany was enrolled in our 1400hr Hairstyling program in which she embraced her talent and was hired directly from school. Brittany has 2,376 followers on her IG account and counting! Like many cosmetologist Brittany embraced her talent and first love and specialized in it!

 “I have always been inspired by pop culture and trend setting, naturally, I immediately gravitated towards color, and more specifically BLONDES!!! Thus my Instagram handle: @the_fairy_blonde_mother”
– Brittany Watkins 

 

 

Take your talent to the next step

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Want to learn how to do Hair so you could one day be an influencer like Brittany Watkins? You could get your start at Delmar College! We offer a wide range of programs like Hairstyling, BarberingProfessional Aesthetics, Clinical Aesthetics, Makeup artistry, Eyelash Extensions, Microblading, Nail Technician,  Apprenticeship Hairstyling Program ; as well as many short course programs like Brazilian waxing and IPC training (Infection Prevention Control).

 

 

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-Brittany Watkins
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No gimmicks just great education

 

 

 

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Social Media Coordinator Brittany Connors

 

“Why Not” A guest blog by: Pierro .A.

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Hello, friends! I’m Pierro and I am so honored to share with you some of my experiences with Delmar! I’m originally from Edmonton then I moved here just a week before I started school back in November. I didn’t really have any background knowledge in hair styling except for knowing how to cut my own hair. I essentially learned from watching YouTube videos and practicing on myself. I was asked by a number of my friends if I could tuck their hair. So after they realized my potential, my friends encouraged me to go to hair school and make it my career – so I said why not! It was so strange at first going back to school but once I stepped foot into Delmar and after a few awkward conversations with everyone in my class, I knew instantly that I would enjoy it here!
Drills, drills, drills! They weren’t the easiest at first but I’m grateful for them because it taught me all about the techniques and how to hold and use tools in ways I never thought we could. After being in class learning theory and drills, it was so exciting to be on the floor! I was able to style, educate, transform and make all of my clients feel and look good!
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Follow Pierro on Instagram: @pjambertihair
I’ve always been in love with hair and fashion so when I found out that Delmar students are partnered up with Numa (See above photos), I couldn’t wait to volunteer and show my creativity and have my work be published! It brings me joy seeing that my work is not only being recognized by the public but also being loved.
My time with Delmar has been nothing but good times! It’s really bittersweet only having 2 months of school left. But I’m so grateful that I got to learn so much from each and everyone of my instructors and I can’t wait to apply all that I’ve learned after school!
Shouts out to my class for being one of my amazing supporters and friends! 
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-Pierro Amberti
No gimmicks just great education
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Social Media Coordinator Brittany Connors

“Delmar Student 101” A guest blog by: Drea Halpin

Life of a Delmar student 101

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So you decided to start hair school. A new chapter. A new me. OK, let’s do this! Just Breathe!

Life at Delmar is scary right off the hop. It’s a new chapter of life, new people surrounding you daily, new information and now you’re supposed to retain ALL OF IT. 😭

In reality, sit down and relax. It’s just different than what you’re used to. It’s fast paced, it’s new knowledge, which also basically turns into an entire new language that you’ll be talking with numbers, letters, degrees, and everything you would have never realized unless you have a hairstylist in your family.

 

↓↓   Some of Drea’s Work here at Delmar College  ↓↓

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From day one when you meet with your instructors, your classmates, and tour the building, until about 3- 6 months in, it’ll start coming together why they do things the way they do them. 

Want some advice? Actually study at least once for your exams. No joke. First term more or less sucks compared to second, but I promise you that new language you’re learning, it’ll make sense the further into your learning you get! You’ll get why you had to learn the chapters that felt like you’d never use the info and that were never-ending. You’ll get where the history of hair came from and how things came to be over time.

 

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When you get to the floor and begin taking clients, you’ll have that gut wrenching, palms sweaty, moms spaghetti type of moment again. Take a breath, all that stuff Drew taught you about cutting will come to you, the instructors are by your side endlessly and will help you every step of the way, and that’s when you retain what you’re doing and think back to that chapter you thought wasn’t helpful.

There’s also been so many opportunities to do hair outside of school, in a real world setting, which has been an amazing experience. Networking is key in this industry and I’ve met some really great people thanks to the opportunities I’ve had through Delmar thus far!

For a student, this isn’t the easiest thing you’ll do career wise, but Delmar definitely kicks your butt into gear to help prepare you for your career to take off. If you stick with it, it’ll be worth it in the end! As one of the instructors told our class; ‘we’ll get you through this, even if means you’re kicking and screaming the entire time’…. and so far it hasn’t been even close to that, so we’re doing good! 😉

Life of a Delmar student 101

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-Drea Halpin
@luxxbeautystudio

 

 

No gimmicks just great education.

 

 

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Social Media Coordinator Brittany Connors

Featured Beauty Influencer: Kathy Tran

 

BEAUTY INFLUENCE

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In today’s world beauty has become an internet sensation! There are many social media outlets that are both important for Beauty Professionals to explore, upload, and experience as well as grow due to the success you can achieve using it to your benefit.

Delmar College promotes using Social Media towards growing your career and to get your name known to the world. Beauty lovers like Delmar College students are able to utilize these media outlets such as : Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook in so many ways to either promote, educate, and learn through any direction they choose.

Delmar College wants to shine some light on some of our students who’ve become amazing at their trade, known to individuals, and are making a name for themselves through social media.  These students are Delmar College Featured Beauty Influencers!

 

 

This months Featured Beauty Influencer: KATHY TRAN

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Where is Kathy now?

Kathy has been working in salons since she completed school 2 years ago. She’s completed her apprenticeship hours & exams and has been a fully licensed stylist for 1 year. Kathy picked up her career and started a new journey working in Toronto, ON at Lisa Dinh Hair Studio for the last 7 months as a Junior hair stylist and LOVING IT!

 

What Kathy does

 

Kathy specializes in Colour but will occasionally do cuts. What she sees mostly in her chair are Balayages and Colour Corrections. Specifically taking dark asian hair to a light ashy blonde tones. 
Daily bookings will range from 2-3 clients per day as it takes time to do these drastic yet BEAUTIFUL masterpeices. 

 

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Kathy is currently booked 2-3 months out on weekdays, and even further for weekends (5-6 months).

“I always suggest that a client rebook in advance, otherwise we do have a wait-list available for cancellations”. 

“My Instagram is my portfolio. It is a great tool to use for advertising the type of work you do and also attract the type of work you want to do. It also shows my progression over the years. I also use Instagram to connect with other hair enthusiast and get inspired as well”.

 KATHY WENT TO BEAUTY SCHOOL

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This beauty Influencer started her career at Delmar College. Kathy was enrolled in a 3-day 1400hr Hairstyling program in which she embraced her talent and was hired directly from school. Kathy has 1,828 followers on her IG account and growing! Like many cosmetologists Kathy embraced her talent and first love and specialized in it! Color is Kathy’s forte however she still keeps fresh with cuts too!

 

Here is what Kathy has to say about Delmar College: 

“My experience at Delmar College was GREAT! I was taught everything I needed to know to enter into the hair industry with full confidence. Getting my license was a piece of cake because Delmar’s training was so intense (in a good way). I love how the classes were smaller and our instructors were very caring with our education. A lot of people will say ‘ you will forget everything you learned in hair school and develop your own ways’ but even today I am using a lot of the skills that Delmar had taught me!”
-Kathy Tran 

Take your talent to the next step

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Want to learn how to do Hair so you could one day be an influencer like Kathy Tran? You could get your start at Delmar College! We offer a wide range of programs like Hairstyling, BarberingProfessional Aesthetics, Clinical Aesthetics, Makeup artistry, Eyelash Extensions, Microblading, Nail Technician,  Apprenticeship Hairstyling Program ; as well as many short course programs like Brazilian waxing and IPC training (Infection Prevention Control).

 

 

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Social Media Coordinator Brittany Connors

Delmar Student Ambassador: Moe Jarrah

 

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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.
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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.
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No gimmicks just great education

 


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Social Media Coordinator Brittany Connors

“Wake up Call” A guest blog by Mariah Rycroft

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. 

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– 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 salon you choose to apprentice in. Do your research, see what each salon will offer you education wise, and support wise. 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! 

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No gimmicks, just great education

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Social Media Coordinator Brittany Connors

September 2017 at Delmar: a Recap

We welcomed our new evening Esthetics class!

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Welcome to our new September Hair Design class!

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Welcome to our first period Apprenticeship students!

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Congratulations to our Makeup 102 graduates!

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September Delmar Ambassador, Callie Nuyens, wrote a really great blog post for us. If you missed it click here.

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Morgan Calvert wrote another installment of our Diary of a Hair student. Click here to check it out.

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Our banner went up and construction is under way at our new campus!

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And we featured some amazing student work. Scroll down to see it all.

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Hair: Abell / Model: Bryce / Photo: Analog Dog Creative

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Makeup by Chloe

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Hair: Emily / Makeup: Martha

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Hair: Stephanie / Model: Ceanna / Photo: Analog Dog Creative

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Nails by Silvana

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Hair: Melanie / Model: Denise / Photo: Analog Dog Creative

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Hair: Typhani / Photo: Analog Dog Creative

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Concave Layers by Reagan

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Hair: Trista / Model: Brandon / Photo: Analog Dog Creative

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Hair: April / Model: Maddie

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Delmar Student Ambassador: Callie Nuyens

What program are you currently attending?

Clinical Esthetics

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What made you choose Delmar?

I have a few girlfriends that took the hairstyling course at Delmar and really loved it, so I decided to check it out. When I came for my initial appointment with the director Linda, she and everyone else I spoke with were super friendly, and answered all my questions. I was definitely impressed and felt welcome right from the get-go!

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What is your biggest inspiration?

All of the beautiful men and women doing their own thing, working hard and starting their own businesses, is truly inspiring. It’s amazing what we can all do when we put our minds to it. I love watching the success stories of my friends, colleagues and former classmates pop up on social media – warms my heart!

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What advice do you have for future students in your program?

Go for it! If you’re interested in the clinical side of esthetics, you’ll love it. This class is very informative. I’ve learned a ton that I honestly didn’t expect to, given the short time period. Maybe don’t be tanned – if you’re like myself who loved to tan, you probably won’t anymore – you will be convinced otherwise – in a good way.

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Where do you see yourself after graduating?

Long term I hope to open my own laser studio! But after graduation I plan to work in a dermatologists office for a few years here in Calgary and build my experience before moving back to the Okanagan and starting my own business.

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What has been your favourite part of school so far?

So far, I have enjoyed this course in all aspects, but Audrey definitely takes the cake for her course delivery! She is a really great instructor. I feel fortunate to be part of such an awesome, diverse group of classmates who all help and support each other… I will miss them all so much! – but look forward to hopefully working them in the future. As for the course itself, I’ve been most interested in laser, which I had presumed before starting the class. I’m also currently interested in micro needling, which has been a prime addition to the clinical esthetics class. I just had my full face done today – so excited to see the results!

Callie

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Diary of a Hair Student Entry #4 by Morgan Calvert

Hello Everyone,

Being in school at Delmar college has been a lot of fun the last month, we learned a lot about the chemicals and ingredients that go into hair services and how they work. I personally find this stuff very interesting because I feel like once I have a complete understanding of everything that goes into hair color and lightening I will be able to start creating really amazing things with human hair.

We also just started doing color application and I find this to be really fun and surprisingly relaxing. There were a couple of people in my class that found it to be a little stressful, so if you decide to take a hair program and you are struggling, don’t panic because there are people that found it just as hard as you do that are now doing amazing!

This program is moving along way faster than I thought it would be, I feel like we just started the program and we’re about to start working on the salon floor this following month.

I think most of the class is pretty nervous about starting on the salon floor but I have a good feeling about everyone in the class doing well on the midterm exams and doing an amazing job on the salon floor.

I believe that as long as we all remember that we’re still learning, and not be too hard on ourselves, the turn out will be amazing!!

Below are some photos of everyone doing their first color application and some pictures of my first spiral perm wrap!

Until next time, stay positive!

Morgan Calvert

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