Kyle Miller graduated from our Academy in November 2008 with a license in Cosmetology. We recently reached out to Kyle because we knew he was doing some amazing things in this industry and we asked him a few questions:
1.) Why Cosmetology school?
It was curiosity that lead me to cosmetology school. I was in college to become an art teacher. Job opportunities are hard to come by in that field. So, decided to look at other options. Almost 10 years later, I could not have picked a better career to fall in love with and be so passionate about. I have no idea what I’d be doing if I hadn’t gone to cosmetology school. Best decision ever.
2.) How did attending TSPA impact your career?
TSPA gave me a really good foundation for my career as a cosmetologist. The educators are very knowledgeable and willing to help however they can. I also use a lot of the same goal tracking I learned in school to keep my business successful.
3.) What cool things have you experienced as a hairstylist?
Oh wow, so many cool things. First, every day behind the chair, connecting with people and making them look and feel their best. I’ve traveled and worked for behindthechair.com
. I am also an educator for the beauty brand Joico. I travel to work hair shows and to educate other stylists. Most recently, I was in the Dominican Republic for Joico’s Destination Education 2018. I was able to meet and work with some of the industry’s top artists! Another cool part of this industry is the people you meet. Whether it’s clients or fellow stylists, we’re all one, big family!
4.) When people say, You cant make money as a hairstylist, what do you tell them?
I feel like when you’re passionate about something, you do what you can to make it work. The beauty industry has changed so much in a positive way, even since I first started out. I think people are starting to show a little more respect for hairstylists. Which is amazing because I feel like hairstylists are so underrated. We’re just like everyone else, trying to make it in the world, raising kids, running businesses, etc. I mean, how many single, under thirty-five, stylists do you know that own their own home and a small business?
5.) How has the beauty industry impacted your life?
This industry has impacted me in the best way possible. I’ve met so many different people, traveled to so many beautiful places and had so many amazing experiences. Like I said earlier, I don’t know what I would be doing if I wasn’t doing hair.
6.) What advice would you give to someone thinking about cosmetology school?
At first, I didn’t realize how much time, heart, blood, sweat and tears it took to be in this industry. But I promise you, if you’re willing to work for it, it’s totally worth it in the end.
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