My First Week at Capri Cosmetology

September 21, 2015
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If you had told me a year ago that I’d be writing about my first week of cosmetology school I would have said you were crazy. A year ago I was working a full time job in fashion putting my business degree from FIT to good use and enjoying every minute of it, however a few months ago things began to change. The business I was in started to decline, I began to get sick of commuting to the city every day just to sit at a desk, and things that were once important to me started to become less important. I was at a point where I needed to make a change but I wasn’t quite sure what that change was. I knew I wanted to have my own business and be my own boss, and hair/makeup/nails was something I was always interested in. After talking things through with friends and family I knew the right choice for me was cosmetology school. So after much deliberation I quit my full time job and enrolled at Capri Cosmetology.

My first day was very nerve-racking. Not only was I concerend that I may have made the wrong decision but I hadn’t been in a classroom setting in 4 years. However, within the first 20 minutes my fears were immediately gone. Upon walking through the door every person (students and coaches) were so acommodating and friendly. We spent the first half of the day receiving our kits which was very exciting and jumping right into our text books and learning about salon ecology. The second half of the day we took out our scissors and learned the correct way to hold them as well as sectioning on our mannequins.

The second day I couldn’t wait to arrive and get started. After completing our text book work the first half of the day we started our first haircut. I was so excited about how quickly we were jumping into everything. We completed two haircuts and learned how to give a proper blowout. The next day we completed two more haircuts as well as our first business class which we take every Wednesday with the esthetics class We all took a personalty test which told us about ourselves and was really interesting and fun. On the last day of the week we took our first test on salon ecology, learned how to use a marcel curling iron and gave each other shampoos and blowouts. I couldn’t believe how sore my arms and hands were after utilizing muscles I never even knew existed!

After reflecting on my first week at Capri Cosmetology I’m so excited I made the jump from my full time job to cosmetology school. I can’t believe how much we’ve learned in the first week and how quickly we jumped into haircutting and styling. The coaches are so experienced and really take the time to make sure you’re comfortable with what you’re doing and encourage you to ask questions. Based off of how much we have learned in the first week I can’t wait to see how much we have learned after two months! I am confident I made the right decision and I encourage anyone who may be unhappy in their current position to take the leap! You will regret not doing anything more than actually doing it!


Colleen Reynolds

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