21 Feb Meet Barber Student, Zindia
Meet current barbering student, Zindia. She is among the growing number of female students entering the barbering industry. She has been a pleasure to have at The Institute of Beauty and Wellness, and as she approaches her graduation, we wanted to ask her a few questions and celebrate her success.
What inspired you to go to Barbering School?
I tried cutting my brother’s hair and noticed that I was pretty good at it, so I decided to go to school. I enrolled in the program right after I graduated high school.
Why did you choose to attend The Institute of Beauty and Wellness?
My sister’s best friend attended IBW and referred me to the program. I actually was a model for her while she was in the program and was able to see the school first-hand. I liked the environment and the individual attention she received from the instructors.
What was your favorite opportunity or event you participated in during your time at IBW?
I would have to say attending the Midwest Barber Competition on behalf of the school. It was held in Milwaukee on July 15. I did a baseline demo with other barbering students and was the only female student in my group. I was nervous at first but so happy that I participated. It was a big accomplishment.
What is the one thing you learned in your program that you absolutely love?
Putting hair on the floor 🙂
Where do you see yourself after graduation?
Hopefully in about 6-8 years I would like to have my own barbershop.
What one piece of advice would you give to other students thinking about attending barbering school?
School is a commitment so make sure you are really serious about doing a program. Spend time researching schools and make sure you find one that is right for you. Personally, I liked IBW because of all the one-on-one time you get with instructors and I like that we also learn professional and retail skills.
What is your favorite AVEDA product? Any tips on how to use it?
My favorite product is AVEDA Thickening Paste. I use it on my hair! To apply, use a dime size amount, manipulate with palms and apply as desired.