Meet & Greet Monday: Matthew Roberts

It’s Meet & Greet Monday, which means it’s time for you to meet one of our wonderful and super talented students. Read the interview below.

Lytle's Student - Matthew RobertsTHE STATS

Name:  Matthew Roberts

Hometown: Kenwood, CA

Program: Cosmetology

Current Hours: 788

Graduation Date: September 2014

THE INTERVIEW

1. What made you choose beauty as a career?

Watching shows and reading magazines lead to an interest in beauty. I decided that I wanted to turn people into fashion icons and enhance their look by giving them confidence.

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

I heard about Lytle’s through an employee who used to be a student here.

3. What is life like outside of school?

I student, hang out with friends, and go places when I have time.

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

The feeling of it being like a second home to me.

5. How has beauty changed your life?

I now put more effort into my style and try to be the best Cosmetologist I can. Also, I pay attention more to fashions, trends, looks, styles, etc…

6. Where do you see yourself after graduation?

In 1 year, I see myself working under someone at a salon in Santa Rosa. In 2 years, I see myself in Los Angeles, San Francisco or New York, working as a professional Hairstylist to the stars or at a high end salon.

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

Keep up with the times, think positive, never give up, and don’t be afraid to step out of the box.

 

 

Meet & Greet Monday: Holly Schaefer

It’s Meet & Greet Monday, which means it’s time for you to meet one of our wonderful and super talented students. Read the interview below.

Lytle's Student - Holly Schaefer

THE STATS

Name:  Holly Schaefer

Hometown: Petaluma, CA

Program: Cosmetology

Current Hours: 991

Graduation Date: August 20, 2014

THE INTERVIEW

1. What made you choose beauty as a career?

I wanted to have a career that would allow me to do something different and creative everyday.

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

It was the best school and my Hairstylist went here.

3. What is life like outside of school?

Work! Work! Work!

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

All of the people I have met and friendships I have made.

5. How has beauty changed your life?

Being n this career path has made me 150% more confident and happy.

6. Where do you see yourself after graduation?

I will be working in a spa doing facials and probably starting an apprentice program at a salon.

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

Don’t wait! If you know this is what you want to do, just do it!

 

 

Meet & Greet Monday: Alexzandra Perry

It’s Meet & Greet Monday, which means it’s time for you to meet one of our wonderful and super talented students. Read the interview below.

Lytle-='s Student - Alexzandra Perry

THE STATS

Name: Alexzandra Perry

Hometown: Windsor, CA

Program: Cosmetology

Current Hours:988

Graduation Date: August 28, 2014

THE INTERVIEW

1. What made you choose beauty as a career?

I’ve always loved making people feel better about themselves as well as hair & makeup. So I thought putting 2 of the things I like best together would be a great career.

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

I really wanted to make this a career and my grandma told me about Lytle’s. I figured it’s close to home and it’s my dream, so I went for it.

3. What is life like outside of school?

Busy! I’m always busy and I’ve realized I’m much happier at school than I am anywhere else. I work almost full time and have a HUGE family.

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

So far it has been everything. Watching girls graduate and start their careers, the freshman room, the staff and most importantly  the friendships you create here.

5. How has beauty changed your life?

It is the beginning of the rest of my life. I’ve learned so much and not only in the beauty industry that I’ll take with me.

6. Where do you see yourself after graduation?

I’m not sure yet, I’m kind of letting life take it’s path. I’m really just hoping that I’ll be successful whatever I end up doing.

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

I really do recommend the beauty industry and especially Lytle’s. There’s a connection at this school that I’ve never experienced before and I’ll take it with me when I go.

8. Is there anything else that you would like to say or share?

This school has changed my life. It’s so amazing and hard to even put into words. I recommend Lytle’s to anyone! So far it has been an amazing experience and has made me a better me.

 

Meet & Greet Monday: Jordan Oswald

It’s Meet & Greet Monday, which means it’s time for you to meet one of our wonderful and super talented students. Read the interview below.

Lytle's Student - Jordan Oswald

THE STATS

Name: Jordan Oswald

Hometown: Fort Bragg, CA

Program: Cosmetology

Current Hours: 1100

Graduation Date: July 2, 2014

THE INTERVIEW

1. What made you choose beauty as a career?

I chose beauty as a career because I have always enjoyed working with people and I like making people feel beautiful, not only on the outside but on the inside as well.

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

I looked at other schools in the area and researched online. Once I came to the Lytle’s Open House: I was SOLD! It seemed like a very close knit & caring environment.

3. What is life like outside of school?

I’m married and have a toddler; so I’m always busy trying to juggle school & parenthood. It’s a hard balance to do well and keep up: laundry, homework, dinners, grocery shopping, and more laundry.

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

The moment when my 90 degree haircut finally clicked!! That haircut had me in tears; but I conquered it and now its one of my favorites.

5. How has beauty changed your life?

Embracing beauty into my life has allowed me to look at myself and the people around me in a much softer light. I judge less, I love more, and I accept myself just the way I am.

6. Where do you see yourself after graduation?

I see myself busy owning a salon and making tons of $$ !!!

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

Go for it! Be easy on yourself in the learning process, everyone learns at their own rate. Doing something new is scary, but change and challenge is good for the soul.

8. Is there anything else that you would like to say or share?

This school is so much more than a beauty college. For so many of the students, it is LIFE college, where we have the opportunity to learn Cosmetology as well. The curriculum is very detailed and well thought out. The staff is wonderfully open and down to earth.

 

Meet & Greet Monday: Sarah Weiss

It’s Meet & Greet Monday, which means it’s time for you to meet one of our wonderful and super talented students. Read the interview below.

Lytle's Student - Sarah Renae Weiss

THE STATS

Name: Sarah Weiss

Hometown: Kihei, HI

Program: Cosmetology

Current Hours: 1301

Graduation Date: May 1, 2014

THE INTERVIEW

1. What made you choose beauty as a career?

What didn’t make me choose it is probably a better question. I get to help people , boost their confidence, have fun, make money, be social, create, etc… I could go on and on because there are so many reasons.

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

They had the highest pass rate and were accredited. They’re also close to home which is a bonus.

3. What is life like outside of school?

Hard! I have twin 4 year old boys, 2 dogs, 2 bunnies, a cat and a husband; but I wouldn’t change anything!

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

I don’t have one most memorable  moment, I have hundreds! The people who I love, will be with me forever.

5. How has beauty changed your life?

I never thought I was “creative”, beauty has opened that side of my brain and helped me accept and embrace my logical side.

6. Where do you see yourself after graduation?

On a path to success! Maybe being an apprentice, taking lots of extra classes, and in a few years I WILL own a salon.

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

Don’t take this lightly! This year at school will break you down and if you let it, it will also build you back up. If you don’t take this seriously, you won’t make it. I promise.

8. Is there anything else that you would like to say or share?

Come here and be open, honest and raw. Let the stress, passion and love just happen. It will change you forever, if you let it.

 

Meet & Greet: Jessica O’Brien

It’s Meet & Greet Monday, which means it’s time for you to meet one of our wonderful and super talented students. Read the interview below.

Jessica O'Brien - Lytle's Student

THE STATS

Name: Jessica O’Brien

Hometown: Rohnert Park, CA

Program: Cosmetology

Current Hours: 1437.5

Graduation Date: April 3, 2014

THE INTERVIEW

1. What made you choose beauty as a career?

I didn’t want to be stuck doing something I wasn’t passionate about and I love this form of art.

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

Kind of on a whim! I finished me semester at university and enrolled at Lytle’s a month later. It’s close to home and it’s not a “big name” school

3. What is life like outside of school?

I try to fit in as much “me” time as possible – hiking, being with friends, etc. ; but I also work as a server.

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

Making friends I never thought I’d have.

5. How has beauty changed your life?

It has made me more artistic and sociable. You are always challenging your body and mind.

6. Where do you see yourself after graduation?

Working at a Barber Shop! I discovered a talent for men’s cuts.

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

Go for it! I never thought I would be here but I told myself to follow my gut and I’m so glad I did.

8. Is there anything else that you would like to say or share?

You will learn a lot more than hair, skin and nails here. Beauty School will probably be one of the hardest years of your life but also one of the most rewarding.

 

Meet & Greet: Kayla Meints

It’s Meet & Greet Monday, which means it’s time for you to meet one of our wonderful and super talented students. Read the interview below.

Kayla Meints - Lytle's Student

 

THE STATS

Name: Kayla Meints

Hometown: Santa Rosa, CA

Program: Cosmetology

Current Hours: 1522

Graduation Date: March 22, 2014

THE INTERVIEW

1. What made you choose beauty as a career?

I have always enjoyed doing hair; the most important thing when choosing a career is making sure you do what you love.

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

When I first came to an open house everyone was so open, loving, and excited for me to be here; it was a family that I knew I wanted to be a part of.

3. What is life like outside of school?

Very busy!! I’ve got a two year old at home so it is wonderfully busy.

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

It is hard to choose just one, you make so many friends the memories are unending.

5. How has beauty changed your life?

My perception of beauty has changed more than beauty has changed my life; I’ve learned you can’t let it rule your life! That’s what I want to teach people.

6. Where do you see yourself after graduation ?

I hope to be an Educator here at Lytle’s! You never know what the future holds though!

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

Understand the power you have to reach people and make them feel beautiful. We have the ability to change  people’s hearts and change the world!

8. Is there anything else that you would like to say or share?

Lytle’s is one of a kind and amazing. It will change your professional and personal life forever!

 

Meet & Greet Monday: Ryan “Sonny” Reed

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.

sonny_reed_0Name: Ryan “Sonny” Reed

1. How did you get started in the business?

I am a second generation Stylist, following in my mothers footsteps.

2. What is the most rewarding part of your job?

I love to teach others the profession that I love.

3. What can you say to future professionals?

Stay fresh and continue to educate yourself.

4. What are 3 things that have changed your life?

Graduating from college, having a baby and attending The Landmark Forum.

5. What beauty tip can you give us?

The finished style is just as important as the process  to get there.

6. What do you like to do with your spare time?

I enjoy cooking, spending time with my family, riding my motorcycle, and working out.

7. What is your dream vacation?

Going to Fiji with my wife.

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

Europe

9. What is your favorite TV show?

Dexter

10. What is your favorite book? Power of Now

11. What is your favorite color?

Green

12. What is your favorite quote?

“There is no passion to be found playing small in settling for a life that is less than the one we are capable of living.” -Nelson Mandela

13.  Why did you choose Cosmetology and Education as a career?

I love connecting with people through my passion of being an Artisan.

14. Would you rather: Read the book or watch the movie?

I would rather watch the movie.

15. Would you rather: Cook at home or go out to dinner?

I would rather cook at home.

16. Would you rather: Know it all or have it all?

I would rather know it all.

17. Would you rather: Live without music or TV?

I would rather live without TV>

18. Who would be a dream client?

Johnny Depp

19. If you weren’t a Cosmetologist or Educator, what would you be?

I would have been a Chef.

20. Describe yourself in 3 words.

Integrity, Compassionate, Passionate

21. You have just won the lottery, what now?

Touch as many peoples lives as I can.

22. Which super power would you like to have and why?

I would like to have the power to fly because I enjoy traveling.

23. What is the last book you read?

Happiness Advantage

24. What has been the most significant accomplishment in your life and why?

Graduating form college with honors, regardless of a learning disability.

25.  Who is your role model?

At different times in my life I surround myself with people that have desirable qualities I try to model. If I had to choose just one it would be my mom.

Meet & Greet Monday: Shenaya Muniz

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.

Lytles-REBC-VideoShoot-8-2013-362Name: Shenaya Muniz

1. What can you say to future professionals?

Don’t be afraid to start “at the bottom” and work your way up, you will learn so much. Also, don’t forget  that every single person is a potential client.

2. What do you like to do with your spare time?

I enjoy hanging out with friends and family, BBQ’s, movies, watching football, cooking, reading, and shopping.

3. What is your dream vacation?

Fiji, in one of those huts over the water.

4. What is your favorite snack food?

Frozen Yogurt, Popcorn, Pretzels, and Hummus.

5. What is your favorite quote?

“don’t gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold” & “Don’t try to understand everything because sometimes it’s not meant to be understood, but to be accepted.”

6. What can you tell me about your training?

I had a great experience here at Lytle’s. It was a lot of work but a lot of fun too. I am so grateful for every experience and I only wish I would have done it sooner.

7. Why did you choose Esthetics and Education as a career?

I have always felt like I belonged in the beauty industry in one way or another. I love all things beauty, it’s just a passion of mine.

8. Are there any social causes close to your heart?

Anything that has to do with kids or animals. They are so innocent and depend on us as their voice.

9. If you could trade places with anyone, real or imaginary, dead or alive; who would it be and why?

I don’t know that I would want to trade places but I would love to hang out with Chelsea Handler just because she’s successful and funny. She seems like she would be fun to be around.

10. Would you rather: live without music or TV?

I would rather live without TV, music is the universal language.

11. Would you rather: See a scary movie or one with a happy ending?

I don’t do well with scary movies, so I’ll stick with happy and funny movies.

12. Who would be a dream client?

Someone else in the industry so we can trade services.

13. If you weren’t an Esthetician, what would you be?

I think it would be fun to own a cute boutique.

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

I thought that I would be a Makeup Artist for movie stars or a Raiderette.

15. Which super power would you like to have?

I would like to have the ability to be invisible.

16. If there was a movie made about your life, who would you like to see play the lead?

Eva Longoria or Rachel McAdams.

17. Who is your role model?

My Parents. They have both worked so hard and have come so far. I admire their determination and perseverance.

18. Who or what inspires you most?

Positive, successful people who help encourage and guide other people to become successful as well.

19. Do you have any hobbies?

Cooking and trying new recipes.

20. What is your favorite perfume or cologne?

For cologne, I love Gucci Envy or Chrome and for perfume Marc Jacobs and D&G No. 3 L’Imperatrice.

 

Meet & Greet Monday: Deborah Smith

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.

REBC Staff 10-11-12-278Name: Deborah Smith

1. What beauty tip can you share with us?

Everyone has something that makes them stand out, use that to your advantage.

2. What can you say to future professionals?

The business has been good to me. The reason is that I love it. So work hard and keep up with the trends.

3. What do you like to do with your spare time?

I enjoy reading, camping, gardening and working on my hobbies.

4. What is your dream vacation?

I love architecture so Rome, Egypt, and England.

5. What is your favorite quote?

The impossible just takes longer.

6. Why did you choose Cosmetology and Education as a career?

A lot of women were going into business offices and sitting all day which was hard. I enjoyed moving around and interacting with people more.

7. If you could trade places with anyone, real or imaginary, dead or alive; who would it be and why?

I would trade places with The Lady of the Lake from the Myth’s of Avalon. She was a wealth of knowledge and had a great ability to connect with nature and people.

8. Do you have any special skills or talents?

I have the ability to work with animals, both domestic and exotic.

9. Are there any social causes close to your heart?

I care about environmental issues like clean air & water and not destroying our environment.

10. Would you rather: Live without music or TV.

I would rather live without TV.

11. Would you rather: See a scary movie or one with a happy ending?

I would rather see a movie with a happy ending.

12. Do you have any pets?

Yes, I have 2 cats and 1 dog.

13. Who would be a dream client?

Any client who wanted all of the services I had to offer.

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

I would be a Curator for museums.

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

I wanted to be an Egyptologist.

16. Which super power would you like to have and why.

I would like to be able to fly so that i would have free travel and a great view all the time.

17. If there was a movie made about your life, who would you like to see play the lead?

Bette Middler

18. What has been the most significant accomplishment in your life?

The biggest accomplishment in my life besides my daughter is building our home.

19. Who is your role model?

My brother in law because he was very honest and a very hard worker and still managed to work 2 jobs at 77 years old.

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

Since I listen to such variety, my most listened to artists and groups are Celtic Thunder, Michael Jackson, The Beach Boys, The Begees and most Classical music.