29 Sep Instructor Spotlight – Diane
The instructor spotlight is a monthly Q&A blog piece that focuses on why the instructor loves teaching at Aveda Institute Madison, advice about joining the industry, and more.
INSTRUCTOR: DIANE| PROGRAM: COSMETOLOGY
WHERE WERE YOU BEFORE BECOMING A COSMETOLOGY INSTRUCTOR?
I was working in the salon, then I started doing small business consulting and wardrobe consulting.
WHAT IS THE MOST REWARDING PART ABOUT BEING AN EDUCATOR?
Watching the students learn, grow and bloom into amazing stylists.
IN YOUR OPINION, THE MOST IMPORTANT THING ABOUT HAIR CARE IS _________.
Understanding your hair type, and how to manage your hair with the right products from shampoo to finish.
IN YOUR OPINION, WHAT IS THE BIGGEST POINT OF DIFFERENCE AVEDA INSTITUTE MADISON OFFERS?
There are many….
A wide variety of guests, which make the learning opportunities amazing (we are on the UW campus which is surrounded by businesses, residences, and a college). We hold a very high expectation for the guest experience and the student experience. AVEDA curriculum is superior and accessible at our fingertips 24/7.
Above: Diane snaps a photo of her students during Aveda rituals.
WHAT IS ONE OF THE MOST FUN OR INTERESTING EXPERIENCES YOU HAVE HAD AT AIM?
The fashion shows at the school and others that we help with in the Madison area! all the behind the scenes and preparation, so exciting!
DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR SOMEONE CONSIDERING THE BEAUTY OR WELLNESS INDUSTRY AS A CAREER OPTION?
This career is a gift you continue to unwrap. Be a lifetime learner. Pour out and share your knowledge. Dream for the future of our industry.
Above: Shari and her husband.
Q: FILL IN THE BLANK: “ON MY DAYS OFF, I LIKE TO ____.”
Discover new restaurants and places with my husband.
Grand adventures with our children and grandchildren. Play cribbage with my dad and visit with family and friends. Relax by the beach, go for walks, find all the sunshine. ☀️