Working with a theater group doing special effects make up opened her eyes to the career possibilities an education in cosmetology could offer. Carmen’s ultimate goal is to work on sets doing special effects and editorial make up.
As a Future Professional, she’s learned she truly loves make up but also loves hair too —especially transforming clients’ hair into unicorns and rainbows. Carmen has also learned that you can learn form everyone; each person has something to offer and keeping an open mind is key.
Carmen’s advice for other Future Professionals: don’t be so harsh on yourself and don’t compare yourself to others. Her advice to people a little nervous about starting the process to enroll at Temple Annapolis, “Just know if you work hard then you will do great. This industry has amazing opportunities for everyone. Don’t let them pass you by!”
Creativity and passion drew her to the beauty industry.
Since becoming a Future Professional, she’s learned how to be patient (because that’s an absolutely necessary skill in this industry). She’s learned patience with herself, other Future Professionals, and clients.
One of the most rewarding parts about cosmetology school is seeing clients smile after a job well done. What’s been the most challenging in her journey has been being disappointed in herself for wanting to be the best but then always reminding herself that she’s still learning and growing with room to still make mistakes.
Her advice to people that already have a passion for the industry but are a little nervous to take the jump to become a #TempleAnnapolis Future Professional is: “Sometimes you just have to go for it and try, just so you don’t regret not trying in the future”
This is Ohseas (@ohseas.v) & here’s what you should know:
He was drawn to the cosmetology industry because when he was younger, he visualized himself doing makeup for fashion shows but he put that dream on hold because of outside criticism.
Since being a Temple Annapolis Future Professional, he’s learned to have more confidence in his skills
Ohseas has learned that other people can have good days and bad days and that’s ok, you just have to understand where they’re coming from and support them no matter the day.
Advice he would share with other Future Professionals is:
“You can’t do it” because I always thought I wasn’t going to be able to do everything I have done just believe in your self and always be your true self.
Advice he would share with people a little nervous about making the jump into cosmetology school:
Even if it looks like something you wouldn’t be good at there’s a lot people willing to help you and show you the right way to be successful. It may seem like a hard career but I enjoy it so much every day thanks to cosmetology I’ve made so many good friends, recommendation from Ohseas!
EBeauty founder Carolyn Keller, a cancer survivor, started the wig exchange program to allow other women with cancer diagnoses to still feel inspired and hold on to a sense of empowerment. Keller’s kindness has shared wigs with almost 30,000 women across the United States. Keller shares, “the primary goal of EBeauty is to provide all women, regardless of economic status or geographic location access to wigs.”
Paul Mitchell Schools offer robust educational opportunities to create excellent licensed cosmetologists while also creating responsible community leaders. In 2018, EBeauty partnered with Paul Mitchell Schools allowing campuses across the country to volunteer to share a piece of confidence with someone quite literally in the fight of their life. Temple Annapolis immediately jumped on board with a dual purpose: serving the community and sharing wig maintenance education with all enrolled Temple Future Professionals. At the end of the lesson, each Future Professional wrote “love notes” to accompany each wig; one reading, “Soon when all is well, you’re going to look back on this period of your life and be so glad you never gave up.” Reflecting on the lesson of wig sanitation, maintenance and styling, one Temple Annapolis Future Professional shared, I have a few people in my family who have passed from cancer and my father is a cancer research nurse at Johns Hopkins for medicine studies and I myself have had a tumor removed in 2014, so this was very dear to me … I think it’s really awesome and quite amazing that the school jumped on board with EBeauty for this cause and I’m glad I got to participate.
Always an example of kindness and an advocate of giving back co-owner, Sharon, shares, “We are excited to work with EBeauty because it allows our Future Professionals to apply what they’re learning at school while simultaneously making a difference the lives of those facing the traumatic diagnoses of cancer.”
Looking at the month of February on a calendar always seems to draw your eye to February 14. We immediately think about that special someone and obsess over the most perfect gift to show just how much they are loved. With grand Valentine’s Day gestures being shared through almost every form of marketing, it’s easy to forget about how it feels just to receive a simple, hand made Valentine’s Day card. Caring Cards took a piece nostalgia to offer kindness to others that may need it the most.
Thinking back to time spent in Saperstein Critical Care Tower of Cedars-Sinai Hospital visiting friends, co-creator of ‘Caring Cards’ and Director of Shows for John Paul Mitchell Systems, Greg Bonhomme, remembered seeing patients without visitors. With this thought in mind, he suggested to his partner, Rabbit, that in leu of a lavish Valentine’s Day celebration, they spend time making Valentine’s Day cards to share with hospital patients. In 2017, the pair delivered 175 cards which was enough for every bed in Saperstein —with the goal eventually being able to share a card with every single patient in hospital care. Soon after, friends and family began to pitch in to create cards. From there, the word of kindness spread across the country encouraging schools and offices to jump on board.
When The Temple, a Paul Mitchell Partner School, co-owner, Sharon got wind of such a thoughtful initiative, it was a no brainer to get both Temple schools involved. Sharon shared, “Our school’s foundation is the culture. Having the ability to make someone’s day could mean giving to someone you may not even know”. Sharing the reason why Temple classrooms were transformed into a giant arts and crafts space, with The Temple Future Professionals made them even more excited for the opportunity to be a day maker. Instead of their normal canvas of hair, our Future Professionals thoughtfully crafted cards, with encouraging words to share with patients at Frederick Memorial Hospital and Anne Arundel Medical Center.
To be kind and to share kindness is a concept but when it’s believed and put into action makes it a lifestyle. Everyday, we are so proud of our Temple Team and Future Professionals for genuinely living the Paul Mitchell culture daily.