Many people start beauty school over the years and then never finish it. One of the unique opportunities that Ogle School provides is the ability to find a family that will really encourage you to finish beauty school and move on to a career. That was the main benefit that Beverly Speller experienced during her time. Read on to learn more about how Beverly’s experience changed her life trajectory for the better.
Beverly Speller’s Knowledge Building
What was your favorite part of being at Ogle School?
The instructors are great. They take the time to show you, and that takes a lot of the stress and tension off of you. I’ve been doing hair for a while, but professionally and being a part of the team is just great. It’s great. I learned a lot. They got me where I am today. More confident, oh, I’m doing a lot more now.
Why did you choose Ogle?
I was watching TV and there was this commercial for Ogle school. I was like, “Hmm, I’ve always done hair. I’ve been to beauty school before, but let’s try Ogle.” Because they just kept coming on. I’m like, “Okay, let’s try Ogle already.” So, I called and came to administration, and I actually just said, “Okay, let’s do this.” And then Charlotte over in administration, she is great. She helped me figure out my path.
What advice would you give someone trying to become a cosmetologist?
To be honest, you have to be creative and have that passion for doing hair. If you’re just trying to do something to pass time, it’s not going to work. You have to have that passion for doing hair. And if you do, I say go to school because a cosmetology program can enhance it and bring it out. It will be great. It can help you find yourself, the creative part of you because it did that for me. I was kind of old school. But it helped me discover the new trends and the new things that are coming out, and it will be great.
What was a time when you had an impact on someone else?
Yes, Ms. Smart. She’s a trendy lady, and she just had been going through some down times or something. She hadn’t been coming as frequently as she did. So, when she finally came back one day, I was like, “This is just not you. Let’s just fix your hair. Let’s just completely change your hair. And let’s change your look and get you back in the swing of things.” So of course, I chopped and did whatever. She was taking the chance on me. And by the time we got through, really, she was crying. She was like, “Now, I feel so much better. I’m going shopping.” She was back to her normal self. So that was the biggest thing. I helped her get out of that mold she was in, whatever it may have been, by a transformation of her hair. So that was great.
Did anything surprise you when going through your schooling?
Nothing was too shocking. I’ve always done this. I’ve tried to go to school before, so I’ve been a part of it. Nothing shocked me. Except maybe color, color shocked me, that it went from being this all over one color or maybe a couple of highlights, to maybe a pink, purple. And like, oh, my god. You kids are going crazy! But it’s a trendy thing, and times do change. And it’s a whole new generation. So yeah, color. Yeah.
What was the most rewarding thing about going through beauty school?
The most rewarding thing to me is building these relationships with your clients and people. It’s a big impact on my life also. And I meet new friends and just be in society, moving around. By being behind the chair, you learn a lot of good stuff, and that was the biggest thing for me.
What advice would you give someone looking to market themselves as a cosmetologist?
Don’t be shy to talk. You’re basically selling yourself. If a person would take a chance to get in your seat, express yourself.
What are you doing now?
Well, since I’ve graduated, I’ve looked into a couple of places to lease, which is going fabulous. So, I’m just waiting to take my practical and be on my way.
Discover Your Own Beautiful Story
Whether you’ve never set foot in a beauty school before or you’ve tried multiple times and never really gotten through, Ogle School is a great place to build those skills. With the cosmetology program and the esthetics program available, you can build any beauty skills you’re looking for. You can request information today to get more help moving forward at Ogle School.