June 24, 2019

Making it in the Real World: An Aveda Institute Idaho Alumni Success Story

Here at Aveda Institutes Twin Falls and Boise, we love cheering our graduates on and celebrating their success. We are proud to have such amazing graduates and are thankful for the time they have spent with us. We’re excited to recognize Abbie Jo Lindsay, who graduated from our cosmetology program in Twin Falls in December of 2016.

Abbie Jo’s Path to Cosmetology

Unlike some of our students, Abbie Jo discovered Aveda Idaho before our Twin Falls campus even existed. Although there wasn’t an Aveda school near her, Abbie Jo learned about the Aveda mission and products through her job.

“I fell in love with the products and everything Aveda believes in,” she says. She always knew she wanted to become a hairstylist, so when our Twin Falls location opened everything fell into place for her and she enrolled in the school.

The Real World of Beauty

Abbie Jo is glad she chose to get an Aveda education. She says her experience was “overall, amazing.” While students at some schools might feel shock and confusion when they start their first job at a salon, Abbie Jo believes she was prepared for the real world of beauty.

“Everyone from the owners, to the instructors truly cared about my future and helped me feel prepared to go out on my own. They have all continued to help me even after I graduated if I had any questions or ever needed help,” she told us. We’re happy for her and the success she has achieved even though it has been a few years since she finished school.

An Aveda Stylist

After graduating, Abbie Jo has started her career as an Aveda Stylist at Reign Day Spa and Salon. She uses Aveda products and enjoys providing repetitive, detail-oriented services like hair colors, extensions, and weaves. She loves the empowering and team-oriented culture at the salon.

“We love to make sure our clients come in and feel like family, and leave feeling beautiful and relaxed,” Abbie Jo says. She works with her coworkers to provide a good experience for guests and even provides refreshments and beverages to every guest.

Continuing education is important to Abbie Jo. “I take a lot of pride in continuing my education constantly, and making sure I am up to date on the latest fashions and trends for my clients. I want to continue to grow as a stylist, and continue to be the best I can be for my clients.” She knows that if she gives clients her best she will be successful.

Advice for Beauty School Students

Abbie Jo enjoyed her time in beauty school and wants to let future students know that they will get out of it what they put in. She is also thankful for the owners and instructors who inspired her to learn. She says, “The owners are incredible and have so much great knowledge. Make sure to take full advantage or learning all you can from them while in school.”

We are so proud of Abbie Jo and her success after beauty school. We believe that as we help our students become Aveda professionals, we are helping them change their lives.

If you can relate to Abbie Jo’s story and goals, we would love to help you get to know more about beauty school! We are always looking for hardworking students with a passion for beauty. You are welcome to get in touch online or call us at 208-733-7777. We are excited to hear from you!


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