Congratulations to graduate Julia Ramos Critelle who recently relocated to Texas and has passed her Texas State Boards! Good luck with your career in the Lone Star State and let us know what you are doing next!
According to the Associated Press, in an article published April 22, recent economic challenges have been especially hard on young people trying to start their working lives with a high school education or less. Only about a third are working full time. Most study participants say money was a major reason they bypassed college and the vast majority plan to continue their education someday. According to the article, four in ten of those surveyed in the AP-Viacom telephone study whose education stopped at high school are unemployed, less than a quarter have part-time jobs.
Statistics from the beauty industry contrast with that gloomy outlook. In 2010, the beauty industry experienced a quick recovery in skincare, followed by a gradual upturn in makeup” over 2009 said Karen Grant, vp and sr global industry analyst, of The NPD Group who does industry analysis. Individuals who follow their dream by becoming aestheticians and make-up artists at IAAS can do so for a minimal investment of both time and money (vs a college education) and, depending on where they become employed, can recoup those education costs within the first 6 months or year of working. Our graduates are proof of what is possible!
According to British newspapers, Kate Middleton and her sister Pippa underwent a series of beauty treatments prior to the royal wedding, including Oxygen Therapy. Check out the attached clippings to learn more about the princess’s preparations!
Oxygen Therapy replenishes lost oxygen and the active ingredients in the serum restructure the skin, visibly plumping out the lines and wrinkles. The results are immediate and a Crystal Clear Oxygen facial continues to work long after the treatment, stimulating cell regeneration. It is also an excellent choice for acne conditions due to the anti-bacterial effect of the serum used. Potential scarring is reduced and the build up of bacteria within the skin is diminished.
We experienced this treatment in London 9 years ago and were the first to offer it in the US. This put our students on the cutting edge of training in the industry and our clients were the first to enjoy the results!
You don’t have to be a princess to enjoy such royal treatment … just give us a call!
You are seeing more and more of us speaking to classes at area high schools and attending vocational events where we are being invited to tell students about alternatives to what is considered a traditional college education. College is not for everyone for either financial or educational reasons – or both! IAAS offers students an opportunity to learn a trade, in a shorter period of time, with much less debt, all resulting in a satisfying career to last a lifetime. Over 5,000 students and parents attended the Danbury High School College and Vocational Fair held at the Danbury Fair Mall and many stopped by to visit with Julie.
The second annual College / Post Secondary Option Fair was held at Pomperaug High School in April and Lorie was there to talk to region-wide high school students and their parents who are all facing the daunting task of what is next for their soon-to-be graduate. The most important factor in making this important life choice a successful one is understanding and accommodating the student’s interests and aspirations. Students with an affinity for all things beauty, make-up, and skin care have completed their IAAS training and gone on to build exciting careers in an assortment of areas including working at salons, owning their own salons, doing make-up application for fashion shows and even video shoots. IAAS can be the first step to a great future!
Dalia Diaz has written to let us know she is working 6 days a week at a Massage Envy in Florida where she recently relocated with her family. She is servicing facials & massage and tells us “I love my job, money is good, the hours are great. I do think of you often … So grateful to have been your student. Thank you always.” We teach our passion and it means so much when our students feel as strongly about what they learn. We enjoy hearing their feedback and hear so many positive stories as our graduates head off to pursue careers that they love.
In the October 2010 issue of Les Nouvelles Esthetiques & Spa, Marion Dove wrote an article discussing how older students are better equipped to work compassionately with clients who are experiencing the effects of aging. Whether driven to the industry because of skin issues they experienced themselves or seeking a more flexible and satisfying career, older women can relate to the issues of this ever increasing audience seeking their help. Dove states that, according to the California Employment Development department, “A primary force in driving the growth of the esthetician occupation is the increase in maturing baby boomers seeking skin care services to forestall or hide the aging process.” Dove goes on to state that the US Department of Labor predicts a marked increase in jobs in the industry through 2014 resulting from an increase in baby boomers looking for help improving their skin and minimizing the effects of aging. At IAAS we have trained students of all ages, and have found that you are never too old to learn something new, especially if it is something you love. And as women, we often are happiest when helping others feel good about themselves.