21 Feb Student Spotlight – Brunilda
Student: Brunilda Program: Cosmetology
Q: WHAT MOTIVATED YOU TO ENROLL AT IBW?
BRUNILDA: My passion to make people feel better about themselves by looking better is what made me pursue Cosmetology as a career. After doing some research, I decided that the Institute of Beauty and Wellness was the best choice for me for many reasons:
- There are always Guest Educators and by the students educational fund we are able to always come back for training.
- The school organizes 2 fashion shows per year which gives us an idea if we would like to work in the fashion business.
- We get to participate in 4 career affairs so we get a better idea what is outside of the school and where we would like to work in the future.
Brunilda as a model for world renowned guest educator, Vivienne Mackinder.
Q: WHAT IS THE MOST EXCITING THING YOU HAVE LEARNED SO FAR IN YOUR PROGRAM?
BRUNILDA: Absolutely hair color. I love that we customize for each guests to better meet their hair color goal. Our instructors are always there to help us if we need assistance and we also learn different techniques from different guest educators.
Q: WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF AFTER GRADUATION?
BRUNILDA: I am currently working in a salon so I can get a better idea and experience working in a salon. After I graduate I plan to work in a salon for a few years to gain experience, and in the future I would like to become an educator and have my own salon as well.
Q: WHAT IS ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU WOULD GIVE TO SOMEONE LOOKING TO PURSUE A CAREER IN THE BEAUTY/WELLNESS INDUSTRY?
BRUNILDA: Set a goal and be fearless in the pursuit of what makes you happy. If you love learning and helping others feel beautiful, don’t give up but become what inspires you. Find what you are passionate about and continue to work hard every day towards a successful future.
Q: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE AVEDA PRODUCT?
BRUNILDA: One of my favorite products is Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair which repairs and protects from heat styling. You have to shake the bottle well and just work a small amount of product through damp hair and style it. Who doesn’t need a leave-in conditioner to repair hair through strengthening?
Q: ANY OTHER THOUGHTS/COMMENTS ABOUT YOUR PROGRAM AT IBW?
BRUNILDA: Coming from another country and not having any family in United States, this Institute became as a second home for me.
I love working with our instructors and the friendships I have created with the other students. This Institute is providing me with the basic knowledge that I need once I graduate and working with different Guest Educators gives us a lot of opportunities to build relationships and contacts with many people in our industry.