For some people, a defining experience as a young person is what eventually creates a desire to be a full-time cosmetologist. This was exactly what Randi Green experienced, with her previous experiences as a child shaping her desire to go into cosmetology. Read on to learn more about how Randi’s dreams eventually became a reality.
Randi Green’s Experience
What made you realize you wanted to be a cosmetologist?
My grandmother had her own salon across the street from her house, and I used to be with her every day. I’d help her with the rollers. I’d wash the rollers, and she is one of my biggest inspirations in life, just in general. So, I’ve always wanted to do it. I just finally did it.
What obstacles did you face as a beauty student?
Well, I’m a single mom. My son’s father passed away four years ago. And being 34, which I turned 34 the day of the TrendVision photoshoot, finding somebody to help me watch my son and being able to be here, because it is 1,500 hours, it takes a lot of people to take care of me going to school, take care of my son. I have a lot of support at home.
What’s your favorite part of cosmetology?
Whenever they cry at the end, and they’re not crying because you messed it up. They’re crying because they’ve never felt that way. They feel pretty. You know, they’ve had a bad day, they come in, and they leave feeling pretty. That’s important to me.
Why did you choose Ogle School?
All the people I know that are like, top stylists that I would want to go to here in Fort Worth are all Ogle alumni. All the ones that I’ve known, anyway, that I’ve looked at, that inspired me. So that’s why I came here.
Tell us about the awards shows you’ve been part of.
In Phase 1, I probably had been here for two and a half, three weeks, and we did our Sebastian What’s Next Award, which was awesome. The energy out on the floor, just the creative side of everybody, was awesome. I entered that, and it was a lot harder than I thought it would be, a whole lot harder than I thought that would be. Then I got to Phase 2, and it was the Beacon Awards. I had everything ready, but I didn’t meet the deadline, but I was really excited when four other people from our school made it. That was exciting to me, you know, the fact that people that I knew worked really hard on it.
So, when I got to Phase 3, I found out about the TrendVision Awards. I had a girl come in and she wanted her hair flat-ironed. She wanted a specialty style, and she was beautiful. And when I was finished with her hair, I just asked her to be my model! She agreed, and we exchanged numbers. It was probably a month or two later that we had to start getting everything ready and I called her, but she was really excited. She’d never done it before.
I was also looking for a makeup artist because I’m good at hair but not so good at makeup. And we have a student here who was amazing. Her name is Audia. Mr. B, my mentor, paired us together, and we worked on it for probably a month getting everything ready, getting everything together. A week before the photo shoot, she came in and we put everything together.
On my birthday, we had the photo shoot, and I couldn’t be happier. I woke up, and my son looked at me and he goes, “It’s today, Mom. Today, you find out if you get to go to Vegas.” He’s going to be nine years old, and the fact that he can come to my job and he can see what I do, and he gets excited about it, that’s what it’s about. It was amazing. It was a really good experience. The energy was amazing, and just working next to all the girls at Ogle is inspiring. We have a really good family and I have a really amazing team.
Discover Your Own Beautiful Story
Everyone’s journey into the beauty field is unique, but every journey is also beautiful. If you’re interested in becoming part of the beauty establishment, Ogle School offers a cosmetology program and an esthetics program that can help prepare you. Request more information today to become an Ogle School student and realize your own Beautiful Story.