Cosmetology Career



To Mr. Clayton, who says my career choice was a bad one, and to all aspiring cosmetology students, male and female included, after doing a historical study in 1985 about barbers and cosmetologist I chose this career.

Fact: They are of the few businesses that survived during the Great Depression.

After two years working in a salon, I was hired by the largest nail product company in the world and worked for them for nine years. I was taught to be a teacher, a salesperson, an account executive, a manager and a better nail technician, all the while working and building my own shop. The company paid for all the education and I was paid very well for the times.

After 28 years I still love my job and look forward to going to work. I have carried my license and worked in three different states, could if I choose, go work on cruise ships for the rest of my life, and here in Payson make anywhere from $10 to $65an hour.

Bad career choice, I don’t think so. Some of us are looking forward to young fresh talent in the field to fill our salons with. We have been waiting for this department to open at Gila Community College.

Michele Montbleau, Essential Therapies by Michele, The New Ewe Salon


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