Meet #TEMPLEFREDERICK fab five. From left to right they are: Karleigh, Jess, Hunter, Ally and Erin.
Parts of this friendship started before coming to cosmetology school but the life long bond started at The Temple. Hunter and Karleigh have known each other since kindergarten, Hunter also worked with Ally at Pizza Hut, Karleigh and Ally have been friends for three years then they met Erin and Jess when they started school.
Karleigh persuaded Ally to come to cosmetology school. Then on the first day, Hunter saw Karleigh and Ally sitting in Core with him! What they all like about being Temple Future Professionals is building on their friendship because there’s just something about being up to your elbows in color, cholesterol, and working through theory classes together that strengthens any bond. Karleigh added that she also likes the freedom to be creative.
What they like the least is having very little free time between school and work.
Advice they all would share collectively to people with a passion for the beauty industry but ready to start school is:
- “Just do it, I came by myself, I didn’t know anyone and I made friends. It’s scary and I’m super shy but it’s worth it.” – Erin
- “If you’re passionate about it, remember it and why you wanted to start in the first place. – Karleigh
- “People give a lot of hairdressers crap for doing it because they think they don’t make money but. It’s not true.” – Erin
So far as their ‘weird’ talents go, they all agreed that Erin is really fast and can jump very high. (when you see Erin, ask her to run, jump, and tap, her heels together – it’s impressive!)
They also agreed that Jess and Ally are talented at easily leaving eyebrow prints on arms.
The fab five suggests that someone should come to The Temple because the education they have received is far more than just preparing for the state board exams; they’ve gotten to learn so many other subjects and they’ve been able to meet/network a variety of beauty industry super stars.
Practical advice they all shared (boldly) for Future Professionals just starting their journey at The Temple:
- Don’t miss hours, come to school everyday, listen in theory, don’t be disrespectful to the Learning Leaders, stay on top of your worksheets, AND remember you didn’t make the investment to come to school to slack off!
Oh! And did you ask about their favorite Learning Leaders?! Rickki, Liz, and LeeAnn!
We are so happy this group found their passion and expanded their friendship at Temple Frederick.
This is Carlos (@carlosmairena_)! He is a Phase 2 Temple Frederick Future Professional. Here’s what you should know about him:
- He initially wanted to go to school for art but when he began to nurture his interest in the beauty industry, he started to consider cosmetology school
- Being a cosmetologist you could say is kind of in his genes — his aunt is also a licensed cosmetologist and a Temple Frederick graduate
- Carlos is currently a full time Future Professional AND working at Alter Ego Salon in Frederick so he says it’s challenging to make time for friends that aren’t at school or in the salon.
- Carlos says the most rewarding part about being a Future Professional at Temple Frederick is meeting new people and building relationships, especially with Learning Leaders (Ahem … Colby)
- Because he loves painting (watercolor specifically) he loves creating blondes by hand painting
- Fun Fact: Carlos’ interest in makeup started just a year ago! For him, doing make up is a stress reliever.
- His friends say he is extremely picky about his hair. So much so that he won’t let them style or blow dry it. But they also say he’s always so loving and affectionate.
Advice that he shares with someone thinking about attending cosmetology school:
You just have to do it, there’s nothing to lose; everyone has a place here.
Advice for his fellow Future Professionals:
Don’t miss out on opportunities that are given to you.
And just general life advice Carlos shares:
Be yourself people are either going to accept it or not.
Eventually, Carlos wants to own a salon to blonde everyone in Boca.
The Temple Frederick, a Paul Mitchell Partner School, is included in over 20 Paul Mitchell Schools to wash and style wigs for EBeauty, an organization offering free wigs to cancer patients. Past cancer patients have donated their wigs to EBeauty, Future Professionals at Temple Frederick washed and styled wigs, then wigs are delivered to participating hospital partners for patients to select a wig of their choice. With Ebeauty hospital partners close to each Temple campus, school owners, Charles and Sharon Riser, will personally deliver wigs each month.
EBeauty founder Carolyn Keller, a cancer survivor, started the wig exchange program to allow other women with cancer diagnoses to still feel inspired and hold on to a sense of empowerment. Keller’s kindness has shared wigs with almost 30,000 women across the United States. Keller shares, “the primary goal of EBeauty is to provide all women, regardless of economic status or geographic location access to wigs.”
Paul Mitchell Schools offer robust educational opportunities to create excellent licensed cosmetologists while also creating responsible community leaders. In 2018, EBeauty partnered with Paul Mitchell Schools allowing campuses across the country to volunteer to share a piece of confidence with someone quite literally in the fight of their life. Temple Frederick immediately jumped on board with a dual purpose: serving the community and sharing wig maintenance education with all enrolled Temple Future Professionals. At the end of the lesson, each Future Professional wrote “love notes” to accompany each wig; one reading, “Soon when all is well, you’re going to look back on this period of your life and be so glad you never gave up.”
Always an example of kindness and an advocate of giving back co-owner, Sharon, shares, “We are excited to work with EBeauty because it allows our Future Professionals to apply what they’re learning at school while simultaneously making a difference in the lives of those facing the traumatic diagnoses of cancer.”
The Temple: A Paul Mitchell Partner School is once again excited to be a part of Flowers over Frederick in Downtown Frederick, MD. Launched in 2008, Flowers over Frederick aims to beautify the downtown Frederick community.
The hanging baskets are featured in the summer and during the holiday seasons in 72 locations around the downtown area.
“Our school, along with our student body, have always been strong supporters of the community. As a school that seeks to teach and create beauty, Flowers Over Frederick is a natural way for us to spread that love to the community that has always supported us,” said Sharon Riser, co -owner.
Passionate about makeup? Interested in expanded your skill set? Makeup At The Temple is the answer!
In her role as a Learning Leader at The Temple, Alice Ness is also the resident expert of the advanced make-up artistry or MAT (Makeup At The Temple) program. As a freelance makeup artist and hair stylist herself for commercial, editorial, portrait and fashion clients, Ness says this program is designed for anyone wanting to become a professional make up artist.
“I think it’s an absolute fantastic opportunity because it gives them the education needed to be in the industry,” Ness said. “It really is designed to give them skills that make them more marketable.’’
The MAT program, is broken up into six classes or 96 hours of learning and includes everything needed to be certified in all aspects of make up application and technique.
The classes can be taken individually or as a series, and include: Fashion Pro, Bridal Pro, Editorial Pro, Studio Pro, Camouflage pro, and On-set pro.
“If you get certified in all six, it makes you much more marketable. And your earning potential, for example, in the bridal world (1-2 weddings) during peak time (Summer) could be $400-1000 in a weekend,” added Ness, who is a 2009 Temple graduate.
Most recently, Temple graduate Marti Blattenberger, certified through the MAT program and has been invited to be a National Educator for Ultimate Face.
MAT is not only available to Temple students, but anyone in the cosmetology industry. For more information please visit the MAT website and Facebook page.
2016 class information can be found by downloading the flyer here.