Student Story: Kristalyn G.
At Douglas J Aveda Institute, we want our students to learn and evolve. To make this possible, we work hard to create a compassionate, welcoming environment. Kristalyn Goudy, a current esthiology student, is a great example of the growth and determination synonymous with our brand!
Kristalyn was always interested in skin care, but her career before attending beauty school was much different. She worked as a dispatch supervisor at a transportation company where she was in charge of supervising school bus drivers. Eventually, the desire to take care of her own skin and help others with their concerns lead her to pursue esthiology. “I wanted to be able to learn myself so [I could help] others with the same issues,” she says. “I started off doing my own facials at home. So I decided that I needed to learn more than just facials [but also needed to understand] the importance and benefits of [them].”
Finding a Support Network
When it came down to choosing a beauty school, Douglas J Aveda Institute was the obvious option. Based on our reputation, Kristalyn knew our curriculum could provide her with the tools she’d need for the future. After enrolling in the esthiology program, she realized what an incredible community we have. “I love the fact that everyone is so supportive of each other,” she says. “I’m six months pregnant and I must admit, it’s not easy coming in every day and going home exhausted. [But] the girls are so personable. They check on me and I check on them. And the instructors are just as caring and attentive.”
We believe that creating a family environment is key to students’ success. When you’re comfortable and can be yourself, it’s much easier to try new things and ask questions. Kristalyn has loved being able to practice facials on clients. Seeing them glow and smile when she’s finished makes all of the hard work worth it.
Kristalyn is looking forward to graduating and passing her state board exam. She also can’t wait to welcome a new baby into the world. “I want to learn a couple of advanced techniques like lashes and microblading before I have my baby,” she says. “Once I have my little one, I plan to work at a spa and gain experience. In the future, I plan to open my own skin spa. That is what this is really all for. To have my own [business].” The beauty industry is full of so many possibilities to anyone willing to put in the effort. That’s Kristalyn’s best advice to future students. Don’t ever give up. “If I can do this, so can you,” she says. “I have quit a few things in my life but I told myself that I can finish this.”
Join Our Family
Find the beauty school experience you’ve been looking for at Douglas J Aveda Institute. Our experienced staff and educators are here to nurture, advise and support you throughout your education. If you’re interested in esthiology like Kristalyn, contact us today to learn more. We also offer cosmetology, massage and dual license options. Reach out to us today to get more information!