My dad used to say “son, you can learn from my mistakes”. Perhaps it’s our negative society, but why is there a word devoted to doing something wrong (mistake), and none for doing it right? Perhaps we should call that a “take”.
One of my best “takes” was deciding to be a cosmetologist. Clearly I recall the day I passed my Boards – with barely restrained joy I “took” that license and never looked back. Can’t say I started out being really good, but I was very enthusiastic.
Good came later – the result of my commitment to finish what I started. I thought I’d master cosmetology before moving on to something more challenging. But by that time I loved the industry too much to leave it, and I have never needed more challenge.
Early on, someone told me my license was a “passport to success”. I didn’t give it much thought at the time, but as I look back I realize they were right- literally! Not only has my cosmetology license made it possible for me to support a family of five in comfort and style, but I have also had the good fortune to truly “travel the globe” thanks to my wonderful profession. Now that is what you call a passport! That’s what I call a “take”.
My cosmetology “passport” enabled travel to practically every state in our great country as a cosmetology educator and past cosmetology accreditation commissioner, journeys to Mexico, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean for cosmetology-related workshops and conferences, and serving as a goodwill ambassador in Germany, China, Japan, Moscow, Paris and Hong Kong.
What’s in it for you? Depends on your next move! I can tell you this – my industry has never been more vibrant and filled with opportunity than it is this very day! Plus, all the places I have been are still there – the ultimate renewable resource – perhaps waiting for you! What a great profession! What a great possibility – “take” it!!!
James M. Rogers
Chairman Emeritus – Salon Schools Group
Know anyone who has a pet hedgehog, much less two hedgehogs? Then meet Sabrina Walden, “mommy” of Murff and Cutie, also mother of one human. Sabrina will be involved in every aspect in your term as a student as she assists other staff members in making your education relevant, fun and hassle free!
While grounded firmly in reality (mostly) she enjoys other-worldly pursuits through MARCON (Multiple Alternate Reality Convention) – with Steam Punk being her favorite alternate genre and Sci Fi being her favorite reading material. (Werewolf? There wolfe!)
Don’t let her makeup, stylish nails and red hair fool you. Janice knows her way around…horses! Raised in Pennsylvania-Dutch Country (yes she speaks that as well as French), Janice is an equestrian of some note, (English Side-Saddle) placing 4th representing Pennsylvania at Madison Square Garden in NYC, during an International Competition.
Now focusing on different manes, Janice has more connections in the Ohio beauty industry than just about anybody. As the long time “face” of Nationwide Beauty Academy and The Spa School, Janice has placed dozens and dozens of SSG graduates in Ohio salons. If there is a salon job opening, Janice knows about it because our graduates are so much in demand.
Janice will be the first to tell you, don’t be brand-washed! Call her at 614-888-1092 to join our family of locally-owned independent schools. Janice works from her office in Columbus, not from another time-zone.
From twirling fire to twirling hair, Susie now twirls in her chair to greet future cosmetologists at Heath’s OSSC admissions office. Yes, Susie was a majorette at Liberty Union High School, in Baltimore, and amazed football crowds with her ability to twirl 3, not just 1, flaming batons.
After graduating from OSSC East, Susie twirled hair for many years, specializing in haircutting and haircolor. Susie especially loved creating her own salon schedule while raising her two sons.
Now, twirling for Susie means answering her phone promptly when you call to schedule your admissions interview. Call Susie today at 740 788 9518.
Alyssa and her fur-child, a Jack Russell Terrier named Gunther, (think Eddie on the television sit-com Frasier) love to curl up on the couch watching FRIENDS reruns. Alyssa is also a painter and a voracious reader, particularly enjoying historical novels, such as the “Outlander” series by Diana Gabaldon.
A graduate of Sheridan High School in Perry County, and OSSC Heath, Alyssa understands what it‘s like to have “big city” aspirations, and relates to pursuing a dream that a sound cosmetology education provides. Let her help you pursue your dream. Call Alyssa today a4 615 888 1092.