Monique: Mastering it All, One Step at a Time

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When Monique Unger enrolled at Salon Success Academy, she didn’t just dip her toes in. She dived in fully, soaking up every lesson, experience, and opportunity. She was a student ambassador and a campus leader. She participated in just about everything and says that she loved learning.

Never Stop Learning

“You can never stop learning,” says Monique. “There are always new trends and techniques and styles. You need to take in everything anyone is willing to teach you. That’s what I did at Salon Success. That’s what I’m still doing.”

In the Cosmetology Program at Salon Success Academy, Monique acquired important skills about hairstyling, cutting, coloring, and bleaching. She learned the basics of hair anatomy and how to provide services like facials, manicures, pedicures, and hair removal. And the importance of adhering to strict regulations about disinfecting and sanitizing tools and equipment. She also learned a lot about the business side of the beauty industry—which will come in handy if she decides to open her own salon.

“I’m not sure what I’ll do,” says Monique, “maybe open my own place someday, or maybe come back and teach. Right now, I’m still learning.”

Monique completed her Cosmetology program in September, got her license in October, and currently works at Great Clips.

“This was a good choice for me,” says Monique. “I’m learning so much. To be really good as a stylist you need to cover your bases and then master it all. The people I work with have been doing this for five plus years and I’m straight out of beauty school so I’m paying attention.”

According to Monique, Salon Success was a great school. But she says you get out of it what you put in—and she put it all in. “Everyone there has something to teach you,” says Monique. “I made the most of it and I had a really great experience with the school. Sure, it was a lot of work and took some dedication but when you’re having fun it doesn’t feel like work.”

The Barbering Program

Monique loved her time at Salon Success and says she may be back soon. “Once I’m more established, I would like to go for my barbering license. It’s really something I’m interested in. It’s like a whole other world, but I think it would be good to add to what I know, open even more doors,” says Monique. “Salon Success has a Barbering Program and I can go back there in a year or so.”

Salon Success Academy makes it easy for licensed cosmetologists to add to their education. If you received your Cosmetology training from Salon Success, you can transfer 1300 of your prior hours to the new program. That means you can become a licensed Barber in a lot less time for a lot less money.

What career plans do you have? If you’ve always dreamed of becoming a cosmetologist or barber, Salon Success Academy can help turn that dream into a reality. We offer day and evening classes taught by licensed professionals with a passion for the industry and their students. What are you waiting for? Fill out the form and one of our team members will be in touch soon.