Roosa Velatina Jones Story

Posted on - Tuesday January 1, 2013

Please take a moment to read the story of Roosa Velatina Jones, who asked that we share her story with students contemplating a career in the beauty industry….

At Ogle School, I found my niche. I have had the opportunity to embrace my creativity, explore my art, and share my gift with others…. – Roosa Velatina Jones


“My name is Roosa Velatina Jones. Im 26, a mother of three and stepmother of one. I am in the Air Force Reserves and before coming to Ogle School in Arlington I used to drive big rigs over the road. I originally chose Ogle School because it was the only cosmetology program my GI Bill would pay for. I never thought that it would be one of the best decisions I ever made in my life.
I have been on a quest in search of what I wanted to become in life. I’ve dabbled in a few career fields and never found that one career that made me happy to get up in the morning and dream about when I go to sleep at night. At Ogle School, I found my niche. I have had the opportunity to embrace my creativity, explore my art, and share my gift with others, as well as compete in multiple hair competitions. I found that I am not only aspiring to be a stylist, but an artist. I have gained confidence to pursue more endeavors because I want to do more and get better. I am most proud of placing first in the Bronner Brothers Student Mannequin competition and having my Ogle family there to support me. I was fearful at first and during the competition I wanted to quit, however, it was the most self gratifying experience I have ever had the luxury of being apart of. I don’t believe there is any such word as failure at Ogle. I have only gained wisdom in lessons learned and success in the pursuance of finding myself. Nothing compares to the comfort I feel with a pair of shears in hand and a comb in the other.
Ogle School has opened its doors to me and allowed me to explore a new world. It is a new world with green pastures, limitless skies, and a broad never ending horizon. I know that I can and will become what I want to be.  With Ogle I am half way there to becoming a platform artist and hair show extraordinaire!”

About the Author
Jeff Chiarelli

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.