Wall of Fame wednesday: Jennifer Tingley

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for The Wall of Fame. The Wall of Fame is our chance to show off our Student of the Week and let you learn a little bit about each one of our amazing students here at Lytle’s.

This week we honor Jennifer Tingley!

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THE STATS

Name: Jennifer Tingley

Hometown: Santa Rosa, Ca

Program: Cosmetology

Current Hours: 1444.5

Graduation Date: September 29, 2012

THE INTERVIEW

1. What made you choose beauty as a career?

I love to make people feel good!

2. How did you decide to enroll at Lytle’s?

My biggest influence was my hairdresser, she went to Lytle’s as well.

3. What is life like outside of school?

I eat , sleep, and gear up for my next day.

4. What is your most memorable experience here at Lytle’s?

There are so many amazing memories, but by far it is the 80’s day mixer.

5. Where do you see yourself after graduation?

I see myself working as an assistant for 6 months to a year, then I will rent a station.

6. Do you have any advice for anyone thinking about beauty as a career?

Be prepared fr hard work and dedication.

What the staff says.

“Jennifer is a hard worker. she doesn’t take shortcuts and doesn’t try to sneak out of operations. She works her hardest and does the best job she can. She might not always be the fastest, but she is very careful and cautious in her work. She even does operations that she doesn’t need just to help out the team.” – The Staff collectively

Meet & Greet Monday: Farideh Saharkhizan

Hey there, it’s another great day at Lytle’s. Today I want to share another little piece of us with you and help you get to know The Staff better, which is why this is called Meet & Greet Monday.

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Name: Farideh “Fari” Saharkhizan

1. Where were you born?

Iran, Hamedan

2. Do you have children?

Yes, I have 3 children.

3. What is your dream vacation?

My dream vacation is to travel around Europe and to go to Egypt.

4. What is your favorite snack food?

Mixed nuts, chocolate, Chex Mix.

5. What are your 3 most listened-to songs right now?

– I’m Yours “Jason Mraz”

– Banana Pancakes “Jack Johnson”

– C’mon Talk “Bernhoft”

6. Do you have any special skills or talents?

Threading

7. If you weren’t a Cosmetologist and Cosmetology Educator, what would you be?

I would be a teacher.

8. As a child, what did you dream that you would grow up to be?

A midwife

9. Who or what inspires you the most?

My kids, specifically my youngest daughter Layla, who has taught me to keep on smiling no matter the situation.

10. Do you have any hobbies?

Reading

Wall of Fame Wednesday: Stephanie Billings

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for The Wall of Fame. The Wall of Fame is our chance to show off our Student of the Week and let you learn a little bit about each one of our amazing students here at Lytle’s.

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THE STATS

Name: Stephanie Billings

Hometown: Rohnert Park, CA

Program: Cosmetology

Current Hours: 1572.75

Graduation Date: August 24, 2012

THE INTERVIEW

1. What made you choose beauty as a career?

I like to make people feel beautiful.

2. How did you decide to enroll at Lytle’s?

My hairdresser wnet to school here and told me what a great school it is.

3. What is life like outside of school?

What Life?? Ha Ha

4. What is your most memorable experience here at Lytle’s?

I can’t choose just one, every experience has been amazing!

5. How has beauty changed your life?

It’s made me more creative and able to see the ebauty in everyone and everything.

6. Where do you see yourself after graduation?

I see myself working in a salon for a few years and then evtually doing hair on movie and television sets.

7. Do you have any advice to anyone thinking about beauty as a career?

You really have to want this. It’s hard word and can get really stressful at times but in the end it’s so rewarding and sow orth it.

Meet & Greet Monday: Linda Williams

Hey there, it’s another great day at Lytle’s. Today I want to share another little piece of us with you and help you get to know The Staff better, which is why this is called Meet & Greet Monday.

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Name: Linda Williams

1. Where were you born?

Santa Rosa, California

2. Do you have any kids?

Yes, I have 4 of my own and 4 step kids. All are pretty much grown.

3. What is your favorite snack food?

Yogurt

4. What is a movie you could watch over and over again?

Gran Torino

​5. What 3 items would you take with you to a deserted island?

​I would take a hammer, blanket, and fire starter.

​6. Would you rather read the book or watch the movie?

I would rather read the book for sure.

​7. What has been the most significant accomplishment in your life? Why?

​I would say my family because they’re the best.

​8. How did you get started in this business?

​I was the first 16 year old to go through Lytle’s. I started in 1978 and graduated in 1979.

​9. What is the farthest distance you have traveled from home?

Delaware

​10. Would you rather cook or go out to eat?

It depends on if I’m alone or with others. If I’m alone I’d rather go out to eat and if I’m with others it’s time to cook on!

Fast Forward Friday: Sneak Peek

SNEAK PEEK at Lytle’s for the week of 8/27 – 9/1

Monday 8/27/12

The College is closed. This is the day we prepare everything so the next week is fabulous.

Tuesday 8/28/12

In The Salon:

Zones 2, 4, & 5 will spend their day in The Salon performing services on clients and gaining experience.
In The Classroom:

Zone 1: Theory will be a review of Trichology, a review of the Fact Sheets for Molding, Scaling and Straight Volume, as well as digging into Salon Success Chapter 3 with Farideh Saharkhizan. They will also get to see a demonstration of Graduated Razor Techniques and then will actually get to do an Graduated A-Line in the afternoon.

Zone 3 will spend their day in The Classroom with Linda Williams working on their state board procedures for Facials, Waxing, and Haircutting.

Esthetics: It’s week 2 for our newest Esthetics class, they will be working with Debbie Smith all week long.

Wednesday 8/29/12

Senior Theory:

Zones 2, 3, & 4 will continue their journey through Anatomy with Linda Williams, while Zone 5 perfects their state board manicuring and sculptured nail services with Austin Trombley.
In The Salon:

Zones 2, 4, & 5 will spend the rest of their day in The Salon performing services on clients and gaining experience.
In The Classroom:

Zone 1: Theory will be on Sculpturing and Styling and in the afternoon the students will do a Graduated A-Line on the whole head with the option of using their razor with Farideh Saharkhizan and Austin Trombley.

Zone 3 will be focusing on Hair Removal Techniques with Kim Krueger.

Esthetics: It’s week 2 for our newest Esthetics class, they will be working with Debbie Smith all week long.

Thursday 8/30/12

Senior Theory:

Zones 2, 3, & 4 will continue their journey through Anatomy with Linda Williams, while Zone 5 concentrates on their written testing with Austin Trombley.

In The Salon:

Zones 2, 4, & 5 will be in The Salon today performing services on clients and gaining experience.

In The Classroom:

Zone 1: Theory will be on Hair Design and Trichology. They will have a demonstration on Oblongs, C Shapings, and Pin Curls. In the afternoon they will get to do Oblongs, C Shapings, and Pin Curls and will be working with Farideh Saharkhizan and Austin Trombley.

Zone 3 will be focusing on Permanent Waving and designer wraps with Kim Krueger. They will also have Lynn Casey in from Aquage for a product knowledge class in the afternoon.

Esthetics: It’s week 2 for our newest Esthetics class, they will be working with Debbie Smith all week long.

Friday 8/31/12

Senior Theory:

Zones 2, 3, & 4 will continue their journey through Anatomy with Linda Williams, while Zone 5 perfects their State Board Haircutting and Blood Spill Procedures with Austin Trombley.

In The Salon:

Zones 2, 4, & 5 will spend the rest of their day in The Salon performing services on clients and gaining experience.

In The Classroom:

Zone 1: Theory will cover Hair Sculpturing and Hair Design, there will be a demonstration of the Increased Layer Haircut, and then will get to give it a try in the afternoon with Farideh Saharkhizan and Austin Trombley.

Zone 3 will head out into the community today with Kim Krueger for their Extern Fieldtrip.

Esthetics: It’s week 2 for our newest Esthetics class, they will be working with Debbie Smith all week.

Saturday 9/1/12

The Salon is closed today in observance of the Labor Day holiday. The College will re-open on Wednesday 9/5/12.

Think About it Thursday

Want to see what it might be like to be in Beauty College? Is it exciting and fin? Scary sometimes? (Hint: The answer is Yes to all!) But read on to look inside a day in the life of our students and why they wouldn’t trade a minute of it.

This Thursday see what the first day of class is like. Next Thursday we’ll take a look at what it feel like after the first 6 weeks.

The first day of a new career…

“This is something I’ve been looking forward to since I was just a little girl! I was full of both nerves and excitement, knowing that the day had finally begun for me to start my new career! Everyone was so nice and welcoming, especially the students that had been here a little longer than me! Right when Kathy started telling us about herself and the expectations, so to speak, of Lytle’s, you could tell that this wasn’t just a normal beauty school. People here act as one big family; encouraging, complimenting, and generally caring for one another. I couldn’t be more thrilled and excited to be here and I look forward to everyday on this ongoing journey through and beyond/after I leave Lytle’s REBC!” -Maranee C.

​”On my first day of my new life we were in the area of nails. I love getting my nails done so I was super excited about that. The diseases, conditions, and disorders of the nails were very interesting. The pictures really helped to show me what it truly looked like. I love everyone in my class and they were all very welcoming and helpful around the classroom. At first, I was very nervous coming into a school where I didn’t know a single person, but I’ve already met some amazing girls and I feel like we’ve known each other forever. We eat lunch together, we’re partners for everything, we joke around, and we study together. Doing all of this has made my first week fo school amazing and I’m so happy I started here. I love it!” -Jazymne Taylor

​”I was very nervous my first day, I didn’t know what to expect. I got to class early and found that most people were already there. The teachers introduced themselves and seemed very nice, which made me relax some. After the introductions we pretty much jumped right into the lesson. It was a little overwhelming at first but the teachers and students who had already been here for 6 weeks were very helpful. The day flew by, before I knew it the day was over and I had finished my first day as a Cosmetology Student. Even with how fast paced and overwhelming the first day seemed, it was a lot of fun.” -Jessica Rankin

“​My first day at Lytle’s was really exciting for me. Everyone was extremely nice and welcoming. All of the staff and teachers are very helpful. Even though all the information was new and somewhat overwhelming at first, class was fin and interesting. The seven hour class day went by really fast, I expected it to feel much longer. I can’t wait to see how the year at Lytle’s goes, I think it will be great.” -Cosmetology Student about Day 1

“My first day here went really well and was way better than I expected. Coming into this I thought it was going to be very long and boring days just learning out of a book. The teachers are so great and have the perfect way of teaching. They don’t overload us with too much information at once and I love how we start the day off learning new things and then practicing the new things. It’s the perfect balance for me and I look forward to coming to school knowing each day I am getting closer to achieving my goals. The teachers make it easy to open up and if we don’t understand how to do something they are more than happy to re-explain and help. They never think a question is stupid, so I’m not afraid to ask questions when I don’t fully understand something. I’m so grateful to be here and can’t wait to continue my time here and learn as much as I can.” -Charleen Vierra

“My very first few days have been exciting to say the least. I have learned so much in only a few days. I hope to learn even more in the next few weeks. As for the classroom atmosphere, everyone is so welcoming, Fari and Austin are such wonderful teachers. I am excited to learn from them and I already like their teaching methods. I’m excited to see what is next to learn.” -Alexis Garth

“I couldn’t have asked for a better first day here at Lytle’s! Having not been in school for a few months, I was nervous but quickly that changed. Right away I made some friendships that I can tell will last throughout our time here and even after that. The people who sit around me are very helpful and always ready to answer and questions I have. Right after we all introduced ourselves to Fari and then she went back and said all of our names which impressed me that she had them down so fast. I also noticed how Kathy was with all of us when she came into the classroom. I loved seeing that she is not only a business owner, but actually goes in depth with the students of her school.” -Samantha Noel

Wall of Fame Wednesday: Sarah Rosen

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for The Wall of Fame. The Wall of Fame is our chance to show off our Student of the Week and let you learn a little bit about each one of our amazing students here at Lytle’s.

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THE STATS

​Name: Sarah Rosen

Hometown: Sebastopol, California

Program: Cosmetology

Current Hours: 839

Graduation Date: January 25, 2013

THE INTERVIEW

​1. What made you choose beauty as a career?

Having an artistic background, I have always known that I would pursue a hands on career with my creative ways and outgoing personality. Cosmetology seemed like it would be a perfect fit, and it is.

2. How did you decide to enroll at Lytle’s?

After visiting other schools, I decided on Lytle’s because the atmosphere and campus were impressive. The students and staff looked happy and enthusiastic. That was the biggest factor in ym decision.

3. What is life like outside of school?

My life outside of school consists of work and sleep. I don’t have much time for my friends or a social life.

4. What is your most memorable experience here at Lytle’s?

The zone 1 training room (my first 12 weeks) is my favorite memory. Austin and Fari thoroughly prepare you for giving clients a proper, professional service in The Salon.

5. How has beauty changed your life?

It’s amazing how a different look or the right look can change a persons attitude and confidence. I never knew that being a part of helping one’s confidence could make me so proud.

6. Where do you see yourself after graduation?

I honestly don’t see myself doing anything specific. I love doing hair so I’m along for the ride, we’ll see where it takes me.

7. Do you have any advice to anyone thinking about beauty as a career?

If your heart is in it, go for it! It’s hard work so make sure your fully committed.

Think About it Thursday

Have you ever thought about beauty as a career? Wondered if you’d even like Beauty College? Well here’s your chance so peek inside and she what’s happening here at Lytle’s. Today’s post is from Zone 1 students with just 6 weeks of training. How was the first six weeks of school? Read on to find out.

“This has been and continues to be the best experience of my life. I love coming to school and I like the teaching format so far. It is clean, concise, and easy to comprehend. This school is so lucky to have an educator like Fari! She is a wonderful teacher. If I had Fari as my teacher in elementary, junior and high school; I’m sure my grades then would have been much better! So, hats off to you for a great education and my future career!” – Katrina P.

” I really enjoyed my first six weeks at REBC. Everyone is so helpful, especially the educators. They are all so hands on and I feel like they all genuinely want us to succeed. We started in the skin section which was a little overwhelming, but afterwards when we moved on to color, I loved it! Color felt like it came very natural to me. I really enjoyed seeing the hair color change and being able to see each step of it. I really look forward to moving to the floor and being able to apply all these concepts to actual clients.” – Krista H.

“My first 6 weeks have been amazing! I love everything. Fari is the best teacher, you can really see how much she cares about her students and making sure they succeed. Austin is also great! I love having him in the classroom, he is a great instructor and he also really cares for his students. All of the information I learned my first 6 weeks really made me excited to be here and continue my education throughout this program (and of course after I graduate too). All of the staff here is wonderful! I already think that this is an amazing school and I can’t wait to see how much I learn and grow!” – Nicole S.

“I have appreciated the motivation is the staff to create empowered career oriented individuals as opposed to cookie cutter replicas off of a factory line. We are encouraged and emboldened to find who we are while maintaining a high level of respect and achievement.

I have never been an A student. I have never felt it important to receive high marks. At REBC, I enjoy what I’m learning and the manner in which we learn, lecture ​AND​ hands on. I am most proud to sya I ended my initial 6 weeks with a 98% overall grade. I could not be happier knowing I worked hard every moment of every day in class and having it pay off. It wasn’t my easiest accomplishment by any means, but it is one of my most valued” – ​Fiance W.

” The first six weeks were full of change for me. For the first time in my life I received 100% on a test and worked hard to get it. All of the self limiting beliefs I had about myself academically and some of my value systems which were negative, I was able to challenge and have proved myself to be a smart, driven, and talented young woman. I did have my moments where I did not see myself ever understanding something but with the help of Austin and Fari, I ended the chapters with confidence. My biggest challenge had been trying to find a way to incorporate my style and technique into what I do. Slowly I am about who I really am everyday at REBC.” – Hilary F.

” I’ve had such and awesome experience the first 6 weeks. I learned so much that I’ve already applied to my life. I’m so excited and eager to move forward in my life as a successful hair designer and salon owner and use all that I’ve learned here at REBC. I’m so thrilled to be completing my last 6 weeks here in Zone 1 (basic training) and finally go down tot he floor and work on real clients. This school is truly a family.” – Chelsea F.

Meet & Greet Monday: Chuck Kaufman

Hey there, it’s another great day at Lytle’s. Today I want to share another little piece of us with you and help you get to know The Staff better, which is why this is called Meet & Greet Monday.

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Name: Chuck Kaufman

1. Where were you born?

Sacramento, California

2. Do you have any kids?

Yes, one.

3. What is your dream vacation?

Tanzania, which is part of Africa. I have already been there for 10 days of taking pictures of both animals and people.

4. What is your favorite snack food?

Popcorn

5. Would you rather cook at home or go out to dinner?

Both

6. Would you rather know it all or have it all?

Neither

7. Who is your role model?

Kathy Lytle, Owner of Lytle’s Redwood Empire Beauty College

8. What is your drink of choice?

A Chai Tea Latte either hot or cold

9. What is your favorite color?

Green

10. If you weren’t a Cosmetologist/Educator, what would you be?

A Handyman

Wall of Fame Wednesday: Kaitlinn Bour

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for The Wall of Fame. The Wall of Fame is our chance to show off our Student of the Week and let you learn a little bit about each amazing student here at Lytle’s.

This week we honor Kaitlinn Bour!!

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THE STATS

Name: Kaitlinn Bour

Hometown: Kelseyville, CA

Program: Cosmetology

Current Hours: 1400

Graduation Date: 9/29/12

THE INTERVIEW

1. What made you choose beauty as a career?

Beauty is everything I’m passionate about. I love making people feel good about themselves.

2. How did you decide to enroll at Lytle’s?

A family friend told me about Lytle’s.

3. What is life like outside of school?

I’d rather be here…

4. What is your most memorable experience here at Lytle’s?

The first day meeting all of my now best friends!

5. How has beauty changed your life?

Everyday I’m doing what I love and feeling confident in it. I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

6. Where do you see yourself after graduation?

Lo$ Angele$

7. Do you have any advice to anyone thinking about beauty as a career?

It’s not as easy as it seems, you have to love what you do but its so much fun!