Student Story: Sydney J.

Jan 24 2020

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We’re proud of each of our students for many reasons. Our students work hard, are extremely talented, and make waves in the world of beauty. Sydney is a recent graduate and is already excelling in the world of beauty. We’re so proud of her accomplishments and want to share her journey with the rest of the world! Here’s her story.

Born to Love Beauty

Sydney graduated from our Royal Oak location this past December in our esthiology program. Growing up as a teenager she had struggles with blemishes like many teens do. She developed a passion and knowledge for skincare since that time. And then it clicked that beauty school was the place where she could help other people with their skin! Not only that but she would be able to incorporate skincare into her makeup artistry for her clientele, being she was a freelance artist before attending Douglas J Aveda Institute. So she chose Esthiology!

Why Douglas J Aveda Institute

Like most prospective students searching for a college, Sydney visited several beauty schools before picking Douglas J Aveda Institute. She realized that they had a lot to offer involving her interests in beauty. While at the Royal Oak location she particularly loved learning the science side of beauty and making friendships.

Sydney chose the Royal Oak location for several reasons, her instructors being one of them. One of her favorite parts was learning from the instructors’ backgrounds and their individual talents. They taught her things above and beyond the curriculum that was outside of skincare. Things like laser hair removal and special effects makeup. And her schooling was hands-on education every day! She loved learning all this in the holistic and relaxing atmosphere that Douglas J Aveda Institute creates for its students.

What’s Your Advice to Students Contemplating Beauty School?

“Go with your gut. Take your time and make the best decision for you! Don’t pay attention to other people’s timeline but instead your own journey.”

Where She’s At Now

Since she’s graduated, Sydney has been loving her life in the world of beauty! She’s incredibly skilled and is already the head makeup artist and brow specialist at Bee’s Beauty Bar and Spa in Southfield Michigan. “I’m an African American female and everyone is the same demographic,” she says. “It’s a one-stop-shop with all of the spa services.”

She hopes to continue to move the beauty industry by force with the hopes of someday being able to educate others as well. She would love to travel and continue to learn as much as she can.

We’re so proud to be able to showcase students like Sydney as graduates from Douglas J Aveda Institute. Here’s some recent work on her Instagram that you need to take a look at!

Are You Interested In Beginning Your Own Esthiology Journey?

If you’ve always been inspired by people like Sydney and finally want to begin a life with the beauty industry involved, give us a call! We’ll show you how to get started towards beauty school and help you get started towards your dreams and goals.

If you want to learn about other inspiring stories from students, check out these articles!

Caitlyn’s Story

Mary’s Story