Natalie Davis: Beautiful Stories

What inspired me to pursue a career in the pursue in the beauty industry is that it is very versatile. If I did not like doing hair in a salon, I could do movie sets. If I didn’t like movie sets, I could do, you know, a little girl salon, or something. You know, just that…the possibilities were endless and that it was a skill nobody could ever take away from me.

What are you most passionate about?

I am most passionate just about people in general. Making them happy, seeing them succeed in life, you know. Offering my…my heart to them, you know. My love to them, and just watching them…their reactions, and how they grow from it. Just people. I just love people!

What do you aspire to?

I aspire to be successful. There’s not one job that I wanna do more in life than just be a mom, really, but that’s not realistic in the day that we live in, so…just to be successful in whatever I do to make a good…a good career that will supply financials that we need for a family, but also that is a good example for my kids to follow in one day.

What obstacles have you faced during your schooling?

So far as being at school, my main obstacle has just been spread so thin. I’m working at a real salon with my mom, it’s her salon. Working at her salon. And being here as much as I possibly can to hurry up and graduate. Just not having a whole lot of time at home with my husband has been challenging to me. So spread thin.

What advice could you offer someone with a similar dilemma?

I would just say to find your support system. Find people who love you most, and just fall on them, really. That’s who you’re supposed to be as a support system, and that’s who you will be one day for a support system, so just love and trust them, and you know. Put your best foot forward every day, one day at a time.

In your opinion, what is the most rewarding aspect of being in the beauty industry?

I guess the most rewarding aspect of being in the beauty industry is just seeing your client’s face once you’ve given them, you know, what they’ve finally been waiting for. At Ogle it’s cool, because most of my clientele have been Ogle clients for a while now, and so…people are learning, and so they don’t always get exactly what they wish for, so to have hit the nail with the hammer on the head, whatever…whatever. Just to have really accomplished what they loved and just seeing their reaction has been the most rewarding. Just a job well done. A good day at the end.

Describe a time you feel you had an impact on someone.

Well, here at Ogle, my first client ever, the sweet, sweet, sweet older lady, Ms. Molly. She is just special, special. Near and dear to my heart. So I did her hair for a few months here at Ogle, and she had gotten really sick and been in assisted living, working every day in training and stuff, trying to get healthy again. And so she called me and said, “Natalie, I’m just…I look so old, please can you come do my hair?” So I…I did it. I got to go buy the stuff and go to her nursing home, and take care of her. And there was a salon there, so it was fun to…you know. Be that for her. Take her and wash her hair and shampoo, and…so that was most rewarding, I guess, to feel so needed that after I hadn’t seen her in a few months and she met so many more people in the process of being sick, and doctors, and trainers, and all of that…that she reached out and wanted ME.

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This is Natalie’s.

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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.