[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Debony Salon, is unique in many ways and one of them being that it’s a working salon. It’s licensed to train Apprentice Cosmetologists who show a passion for the salon and beauty industry as well as those that are self-starters and self-motivated.
This is a special opportunity in the Mount Washington Valley, because it allows people to obtain their license without accruing crippling educational debt. Currently Cosmetology School stands between $15,000 – $20,000.00. And while there is value in the education you’re paying for, it’s a high price to pay. Debony shares her 20-plus years experience in the industry with her Apprentices, through a 3,000 hour program, which in the end, becomes priceless.
As a client of Debony Salon, since its early days, I’ve always loved coming to the salon. Its inclusive and welcoming and I always left feeling inspired, rejuvenated and happy. It made sense then, that I would want to work in this environment as well.
My background is in business. I spent most of my childhood growing up in an Entrepreneurial house-hold, so it was a no-brainer when I declared my Business major in college. It was a solid-enough major that I thought afforded me the security in being able to land a job, regardless of the economic climate. As I dug deeper into the major, the less engaged I became with the content.
I did just enough to maintain a 3.0 GPA, and I am pretty sure I never once cracked open any of the books I was required to purchase. In 2010, I graduated without any clue of what I was going to do with this degree.
I did however, discover things I didn’t want to do. I didn’t want to sit behind a desk; I didn’t want to have a job where I focused on one idea or one product. I needed to be creative and entrenched in a career that was constantly evolving.
After working at Debony Salon for a few months, I realized how much I truly enjoyed showing up to work. I was interested in the talent each Cosmetologist brought to the salon and found myself asking questions on color theory, how to apply make-up and what products worked best for specific hair styles.
When the opportunity presented itself to bring a new apprentice on in the shop, I knew I didn’t want to let the opportunity slip away, and with that I sent in for my apprentice license through the NH State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering.
I’m 133 hours into my 3,000 hours and starting to gain some idea of where my life is going. For at least the next 2, 777 hours, I know I’ll be going to 18 Main St., Jackson, NH![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]