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 clinic classrooms 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 clinic classroom 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 clinic classrooms, 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 clinic classroom” 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.