Your passion should be a huge component of whatever you end up doing as a job. For Deston Holland, beauty has always been a core passion, and following that to Ogle School was a natural extension of what he loved to do. Follow along with Deston’s Beautiful Story and see how Ogle School encouraged him.
Deston Holland’s Passion
What initially made you interested in beauty?
Well, I’ve been making facemasks and playing with a lot of chemicals ever since I was 14 years old. I was in the mall and I ran into a girl. She was doing eyebrows. And she introduced me to Dermalogica. She gave me all sorts of details on what products do, the benefits, and everything about it. It was interesting and I went to read some more ingredients, and I got hooked. I wanted to be a part of it. I’ve always wanted to be a part of the beauty industry.
What was the Ogle School interview process like?
It was very cool. It really didn’t feel like an interview. It was just basically them getting to know me. I wasn’t as nervous once I got comfortable. I discussed my dreams, my goals, and what I want to do with my education. I want to make something of myself, so why not start here? The person that interviewed me saw a lot of potential in me. They made me feel more comfortable and made me feel like I’m at home. It was very much like, “This is where I belong. Your family’s here, so come on in the house.”
Who is in your support group?
Of course, my parents. My parents motivate me. They can get on my nerves, but that’s what parents are there for. You only get one mother and one father. They also help me financially. Of course, they make sure I have everything taken care of, my grades are good, and of course, they even contact my instructors to make sure I’m behaving well. I mean, I don’t want to get put in timeout when I actually go home to visit my parents. But they’re very supportive and they believe in me. I feel like if your parents can accept you, that’s all that matters.
What are your goals?
I like helping people. I want to be able to build their confidence in some way. You meet so many people who are dealing with things you never really think about or really notice. A lot of people don’t wear what they’re going through on their sleeves. It’s good to help someone bring their inner beauty out. And I like to have my name on their style, so they can say, “This is the person that helped me, made me feel confident, made me feel more beautiful,” that makes me fulfilled.
And of course, it’s about both the outside and the inside. It’s not only about looks, but let’s be honest, looks can play an important part in people’s lives and it can affect their lives. I like to be the responsible one to bring that out and make them feel more comfortable with who they are.
What advice would you give to a new student?
You can meet a lot of people in this world, but that doesn’t mean everyone’s going to help you or that everyone should be in your life. Some people are temporary. Some people, like instructors, make you feel like they’re there for a lifetime because this is a lifetime goal. They’re giving you the option. You just have to take advantage of it.
Discover Your Own Beautiful Story
Your Beautiful Story may be extremely similar to this, or it may be a story that’s all on your own. Either way, Ogle School wants to nurture you through it. With an esthetics program and a cosmetology program that can help you learn something new, there are plenty of options available. Request more information today to start learning what your Beautiful Story might consist of.