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Jayson’s Story

April 25, 2014 By: manager Category: Uncategorized

jaysonWhat’s my story? It’s a question that I get regularly. I decided that I really ought to put it on paper. So here it is!

Growing up in the hair salon was a different kind of childhood. Many, many days spent in the salon after school made me look forward to being old enough to start playing football for the school, this way I didn’t have to go to the salon afterward. I was relieved to go face extreme temperatures and football equipment as well as running and sweating profusely, it was better than enduring the salon everyday. As I got older, I was unsure as to where the road would lead for me. I ended up taking the easy path of following what was familiar to me, the salon world. I did it more as a temporary job until I could figure it all out. Thanks to my dad’s encouragement, I went back to school to get my instructors license. This would give me the ability to teach others in school as well as teach continuing education to those already licensed. This is where it all started for me, and the light bulb came on. Through that process I realized something. I realized that by growing up in the salon, I had an advantage in an industry that was starving for good instruction. It isn’t necessarily a hairstylists fault if they aren’t that good at what they do. Unfortunately, from what I have seen, they were just instructed incorrectly. Most of the time the person has the talent, it just has to be channeled in the right direction. It skyrockets a stylist’s career when they are trained correctly from the beginning.

I since have moved on from teaching students in the school, and now I get to share my knowledge with my team on a daily basis. Through this process I have realized that being a great hairstylist doesn’t require a ton of raw talent, if it did I would not be here! What it does require is great training. My mother taught me the basics that I still use today, and by building on that foundation, my own style has evolved. I enjoy giving all that I have to other stylists so that they too can evolve into their own style.

As a result of my desire for teaching other stylists , I decided I wanted to reach more stylists through teaching their required continuing education. Because it is so hard to find quality training, I wanted to make it even easier for them to get the training they need, so I took it to the web. In 2014, I launched CE Training Courses, Inc. The website is designed with my most important goal in mind, quality training. Now hairstylists have access to great training all while receiving the required credit to renew their license, so whether they cared or not, they were presented with the opportunity to get better at what they do.

I have to say that I am proud of my salon team. I have seen everyone’s personal talent evolve as a result of the intense training we have done. I now even recommend our clients go to other team members so they get a great new look from time to time. It’s easy to keep the same old hair do, and jumping into the chair of another trained and talented stylist is a great way to get a change whether you want it subtle or dramatic.

Reflecting on past years, I feel so fortunate to be surrounded with great people. My salon team is great to work with and our clients are so much fun to serve! I really have much to be thankful for at this point in my life, and I’m so glad to be able to share it daily with those around me.

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