October 3, 2022
Alumni Spotlight: Ashleigh Williams
There’s nothing we love more than connecting with our alumni and students to hear their stories. Recently, we had the chance to speak to Ashleigh. Ashleigh is a graduate of Keune Academy by 124 and now she is one of our educators. If you’re like Ashleigh and have a passion for beauty, keep reading her story and see if, like Ashleigh, beauty school is the right fit for you!
As mentioned above, Ashleigh was a graduate of our beauty school who became one of our instructors. Just like many of our students, she has a passion for beauty and wanted to share that passion with the next generation of beauty professionals.
Before attending Keune Academy by 124, Ashleigh was an assistant at Salon 124. Working in the salon alongside some of the best stylists, that’s what drove her to want to become a hairstylist herself.
“When I came to school at Keune Academy it really felt like home. Which with the feeling of home is why I am back as an educator. I never wanted to leave.”
The Beauty School Experience
Beauty school was a fun experience for Ashleigh, this is where she felt she was able to grow and express her creativity daily. After discovering that hair was her passion, she enrolled in our Hair Design program.
If you, like Ashleigh, have a passion for hair, then our hair design program might just be the right fit for you. This program is designed with your goals in mind. When our students succeed, we succeed. Some things you can learn in our hair design program include:
- Hair Cutting
- Hair Coloring
- Color Correction
- Formal Styling
- Texture and Perm Services
- Business Education
- And more!
Once you reach a certain point in your education, you’ll then get to practice what you’ve learned on real clients. In fact, one of Ashleigh’s favorite things to do while in beauty school was working and meeting clients in our student clinic.
Turning Your Passion Into a Career
“Working in the salons next to some of the best stylists I know really drove me to want to become a hair stylist and attend Keune Academy.”
After you find that spark for beauty, it’s hard to ignore. That is why at Keune Academy, we work hard to help you achieve your goals. By enrolling with us, you’re joining a tight-knit community that shares your same interests. Not only will you get to work and grow with your peers, but you’ll be taught by our expert instructors. They were once where you were and want you to succeed, like Ashleigh for example.
Ashleigh loved beauty school and wanted to give students the same experience she had. Her favorite memory in beauty school was making new friends and working with the instructors, that is why she chose to come back as an educator.
“With being an educator, having the ability to see the future of our industry is mind blowing. The students at Keune Academy never fail to amaze me with the work they put out here at school. There are always opportunities to grow within the industry. Keune Academy has taught me a lot and I am glad to be part of this growing family.”
Advice For Future Students
“Stay confident in everything you do, because you can conquer the world. Be sure to follow your heart and always do what makes you happy.” – Ashleigh’s advice to future students.
At Keune Academy by 124, everything we do is built around our core values: integrity, excellence, teamwork, family, artistry, and fulfillment. This gives us a unique vibe that you can feel from the moment you enter our school. We work hard to make sure our school feels like a family and is a place where all of our students, regardless of their background, can seek fulfillment.
“The ability we have to make someone feel their best is very powerful. When you walk in the doors at Keune Academy you always feel welcome; you feel like it’s a big family that never stops growing.”
Get Started at Keune Academy by 124
If you’re ready to become part of the Keune Academy by 124 family, contact us! We can’t wait to meet you and walk you through any questions you might have. Schedule your tour with us today to see how soon you could get started.