Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Meet Destiny!

Destiny Baker

ICA: Hello Destiny!
Destiny: Hi.

ICA: Tell me a little bit about yourself.

Destiny: I am 19 years old and I'm from Grand Rapids. I live with my Mom and 3 brothers. I'm the oldest, so I help around the house a lot. I went to Godwin High School and graduated in 2014. I enrolled at ICA in October of 2014. I was on the housing waiting list for Western Michigan University to study Criminal Justice, but I didn't want to wait and I didn't want to commute there every day. So, I decided to stay close and go to cosmetology instead.

ICA: Why Cosmetology?

Destiny: I wanted to try something new. It looked easy and fun, so I wanted to give it a try. I though it'd be fun to get my license.

ICA: So, what do you want to do with your license once you get it?

Destiny: I like hair-cutting out of everything from Cosmetology. So, I'd want to have my own salon. Maybe rent out a place and take clients.

ICA: So, why do the Cosmetology program now?

Destiny: I didn't want to be bored. I wanted to do something now. So, I enrolled.

ICA: Do you have a good support system?

Destiny: My boyfriend supports me. He talks to me about it and helps me when he can. He lets me practice braiding on his hair.

ICA: What is your favorite and least favorite part of the Nail Technician program?

Destiny: My favorite part is learning different techniques for cutting hair. My least favorite part is the book work. I don't enjoy it. I find it boring. 

ICA: What is the school/life balance like?

Destiny: I go to school at 8:30am and leave about 4:30pm.  I go home and hang out. I quit my job a few months ago because it was making me tired to do both. I was starting to miss a lot of school. I decided to get rid of the job so I could keep coming to school.

ICA: What is some advice you have for future cosmetology students?

Destiny: Make sure it's something you want to do. If you aren't sure, it won't be fun. It's a lot of work. But, if you like cosmetology, do it. You make friends and get to cut hair. And you get a license out of it.

Feel free to call 616.248.3335 to request Destiny for an appointment! :)