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Category: Alumni Spotlight

My Bridal Stylist Career with DJ Grad Kim Nguyen

My Bridal Stylist Career with DJ Grad Kim Nguyen What path did you take? I have been a bridal hairstylist in the wedding industry since high school. After obtaining my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Loyola University Chicago, I worked in education while being a bridal stylist on the weekends. My love for the beauty…

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How [Douglas J Grad] Kierra Lanice Wray went from Sexton High School to the BET Awards

Before she was a regular on the Hollywood awards show circuit, makeup artist Kierra Lanice Wray earned spending money stitching up jeans at Sexton High School. “I was turning people’s bootcut jeans into skinny jeans for, like, $20,” said the Lansing native, now 27. “My parents are like, ‘how are you making $200 every week?’ Little do they know, I’m…

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From Student to Salon Owner, Meet Tess G!

Jul 19 2019

Cosmetology graduate Tess isn’t just a hair wizard– she’s also the co-owner of a successful salon in Michigan. This is just another example of how awesome our graduates are at Douglas J Aveda Institute! Read this blog to learn more about her story!

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