Mister Reames: Beautiful Stories

What inspired me was basically seeing my grandmother, as I was growing up, and her being a beautician, and basically, me becoming a stronger person and modeling, and everything. I enjoy seeing people…the way that they make them feel about the way that they look on the outside, to fit in with the inside, so…that’s what inspired me to become a beautician.

What do you aspire to?

My dream is actually to be able to go all the way around the world. To share my…basically, my style. And my style is, you know, that cutting-edge different look, to think outside the box, going from the regular look to something new. Always. And to know that it’s okay to do that, and still be able to look appropriate even if you’re in a business industry, you can still step outside the box.

What obstacles challenged you along the way?

The obstacles…’cause I actually started back in 2013…and obviously, you know, we are in 2015. I had to leave school because I had a real bad wreck, and on top of that, my outside world had gotten to my business, professional, trying to make myself something in life. And…I…didn’t allow my outside world to defeat me. I kept telling myself through that whole time. I was gone from here, I said, you know, “I’m gonna go back. I’m gonna go back.” Because at the end of the day, I want something bigger and better for myself. And I knew that this was the right place to come. And…I knew that they were gonna be able to help me. And not just be, like, “Oh, this is what you need to do, here you go.” And they send you on your way. But they’re actually right beside you each and every step, and if you have any questions, they ask you, you know, “Well, you need some help?” and I just felt comfortable, so I kept telling myself, “I’m gonna go back to that school. I’m not gonna just choose another school to go to when I come back to school to finish my hours.” I said, “I’m gonna go back to where I started and always finish.” Don’t ever start something and not finish it, because it always makes you just seem like you’re a quitter.

How did you hear about Ogle?

How did I hear about Ogle? I actually heard about Ogle watching television. I seen a commercial, and the same day I seen that commercial for Ogle, my best friend went to Ogle a year before I decided to go. And…I was like, “I’ve heard of this school somewhere.” And he was like, “I went to Ogle.” And I was like, “Ohhhh, yeah, that’s right! You did go!” So I was like, “You know what? Let me just go on.” I said, ‘cause I keep seeing the commercials on TV, and then you went to Ogle, and I said, “And that’s a lot of different people I know…not, like, know, know, but known that they were coming from this industry, going from Ogle to being something very…popular in life.” And I was like, “I don’t really hear about, like, other schools from people going from this to there to be in what they wanted to be.” So, I was like, “You know what? I’m gonna give ‘em a try.” And I’m glad that I did give ‘em a try.

What is the most rewarding aspect of this industry to you?

It’s what you wanna take from it, because…and the reason why I say that is…because, like, a lot of people, they were, “Oh, I can’t do this. I’m not gonna make it there.” That’s because you’re telling yourself that. Because as long as you tell yourself that you can…and I can go here, and I can go there, and I’m gonna be this, and I can be that? It’s always looking ahead. Because it’s what you can do for yourself. Because as long as you can do for yourself, somebody else will help you.

Describe a time you feel you had an impact on someone’s day.

Well, I had a client that just came in, and she was just, like, you know. She looked down and everything. And I’m just like, “What’s wrong?” and you know, she was like, “Well, for one, I’m having difficulties at home, and my husband’s not liking everything that’s going on.” And I was just, like, “Well, stop right there.” I said, “Well, let’s just go ahead and focus on what is going on with your hair for right now”. And then she was like, “And that’s another reason why I am down, because I’m tired of the plain old look that I’m doing each and every day. I want something different, but I’m scared.” I said, “Will you allow me to put it in my hands, and trust me to just do something for you?” and she was like, you know. At first she was hesitant, but then she finally was just, like, “You know what? I’m gonna allow you to do it.” And so, I really did appreciate her to do that, because with her doing that…she had, like, I say…22 inches of hair? And that’s really long. And, so…I cut it into a bob. And with me cutting her hair into a bob, and I colored her hair…she was scared at first when I cut her hair. She was like, “My hair is short! Oh my gosh, I’m not gonna like it!” I said, “Well just wait. Lemme style you out and, you know, finish your color and everything.” And as soon as I styled her out, she got to lookin’ in the mirror, and she looked, put her glasses on, and she was like, “Wait a minute, I’m liking my hair!” and I seen her from coming in looking like she was about to cry, and walking out the door with a big old smile on her face.

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About the Author

Jeff Chiarelli
Jeff Chiarelli is the Head of Marketing for Ogle School. His responsibilities include leading Ogle School's marketing and branding strategy to amplify Ogle School's passion for helping create future beauty professionals in the communities Ogle School serves.