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By Katie Miller, Clinic Floor Manager
At The Temple: A Paul Mitchell Partner School, our priority is to provide the most up to date education available to our Future Professionals. A few years ago, we saw an opportunity to further expand their skills by bringing Keratin Complex services onto our clinic floor.
Keratin Complex is a smoothing treatment that does wonders for all hair types by making curly hair less frizzy, coarse hair more manageable, and even damaged hair feel and look better! This service is not only terrific for the client that receives it, but also for the professional providing it.
On average, most salons charge anywhere between $300-$600 to perform this service (length and density can increase the cost). So, there are a lot of obvious financial benefits to providing this service as a licensed professional.
As an educator for Keratin Complex, I am personally able to give this certification to our Future Professionals as part of their education at The Temple. In other schools, you would be required to pay to go and get certified in this yourself or have your salon owner have someone come and certify you. At our school, we take care of training and certifying our Future Professionals so once they leave our doors and interview at salons, they would have the upper hand compared to any one else applying for that job.
All Future Professionals that attend our program will have the opportunity to receive a Keratin Complex certification. Our Phase 2 students, however, will be the only ones performing this service as it is an advanced skill set. It is our way of ensuring the quality of this service each time it is administered.
I am personally very pleased that our owners, Charles & Sharon Riser, empowered me to bring on this service to our clinic floor and our Future Professionals. There is no doubt that this certification provides added value to the education that we are providing. Not only do our Future Professionals get this amazing service to add to their bag of tricks, but they are also leave our doors with a leg up on the competition.
One reason I work in education is to help raise the bar of expectations for the cosmetology industry. I know that with this service we most certainly are doing that for our future stylists.
About Katie: During her time at the Temple Katie has worn many different hats. From Service Desk Team Leader, Take Home Team Leader, Texture Specialist and finally, Clinic Floor Manager. (Which, she admits, is one of her favorites.) As Clinic Floor Manager she has the opportunity to work one on one with the Future Professionals in a “practice salon” environment where she works on their skills, sales, dialogues with guests and helps mold them into the fabulous stylists that we all know that they can be.
On Thursday, October 1, 2015, Future Professionals at The Temple welcomed Diana Schmidtke, internationally renowned celebrity men’s grooming expert. Schmidtke’s clientele includes the likes of George Clooney, Robert Pattinson, John Travolta, Liam Hemsworth, and many more.
During her time on campus, she talked with Future Professionals about the state of the industry emphasizing the need for a strong work ethic, realistic goal setting and patience. She also spoke on the importance of remaining humble throughout your career journey.
Kendall Thomas, a Frederick Future Professional, stated, “Diana was very relatable and was amazing to listen to! It is refreshing to hear that a celebrity groomer went through many trials and tribulations before she became successful.”
“Are you man enough to walk a mile in her shoes?” Each year, an ever-increasing number of men, women and their families are joining Walk a Mile in Her Shoes: The International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence hosted by Heartly House. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is a fun opportunity for men to educate the community about a very serious subject and to rally the community to take action in preventing sexualized violence.
This unique fundraiser and awareness event took place on October 11th with seven Future Professionals and learning leaders, Liz Kisas and Ashlee Banzhoff, who all donated their time and talent for hair and make-up services rendered to Walk participants from Evangelical Reformed United Church of Christ.
“It was a lot of fun and seeing how important this cause is to the young men who participated was a great lesson to our Future Professionals.” –Liz Kisas
“Thank you so very, very much for the care and attention the Future Professionals shared with our guys prior to their participation in Heartly House’s Walk A Mile in Her Shoes. They have been bragging about the experience ever since. I so appreciate your partnership in these community endeavors.” –Barbara Kershner Daniel
To learn more: http://www.heartlyhouse.org/wam.htm
How fun is our job??!! On a recent Saturday in October, Future Professionals and staff created masterpieces at the Mud Dog Run – Zombie Edition by adding wounds, cuts bruises and other ghoulish effects to over 95 participating zombies!
This 5K course at Crumland Farms featured over 18 obstacles ranging from mud pits, cargo nets, climbing walls and other grueling obstacles. The spin on the “traditional” obstacle course event was that there were zombies everywhere trying to pull flags off the runners. Upon finishing the zombie infested run, participants were welcomed to join the End of the World Party to have some tasty food, drink Flying Dog beer and listen to great local music!
Brooke Blizzard, Alice Ness, Valerie Broadwater, Emily Lutz, Christy Dowdell, Emily Goldsworthy, Haley Arnold, Tyler Collins and Ingrid Neilson were among the Future Professionals and staff who made-up the realistic zombies for the course!
“The zombie run was a fun experience! I liked seeing all the different people that came to participate. It was a good quick way to practice my zombie makeup skills for Halloween too,” shared Haley Arnold.
Attached Photo: (left to right starting with the top row) Temple Future Professionals Brooke Blizzard
Alice Ness, Valerie Broadwater, Emily Lutz, Christy Dowdell, Emily Goldsworthy, Haley Arnold, Tyler Collins, and Ingrid Neilson.