June 28, 2017
At Summit Salon Academy Tacoma, we strive to build up the whole student, focusing not only on the technical skills but on the business building skills that have made the Summit Salon name what it is. After all, business skills are what makes a salon student into a cosmetologist who is ready for a life long career.
It is because of this business focus that each month we feature one student who has gone above and beyond, who has shown a strength in both their technical skills and their business building abilities. This month, we have chosen to feature Josie Whitten.
Josie, or “JoJo”, loves to have fun! Making people smile is her passion. She strives to listen to her clients, to get to know them, to make it so that they leave her chair feeling fabulous! Josie knows that it’s more than just feeling great at the end of a cut, however, saying, “I love to talk [and help] my clients feel comfortable, to relax and enjoy being pampered.”
Pampering is a great way to look at treating clients! At Summit Salon we teach our future professionals to work for and with the client to give them the best experience, and the best haircut, possible. Josie understands this lesson top to bottom, going the extra mile to make sure her clients are ready to take care of their new do. “If it’s not possible to give them what they want, I try my very best to educate them on at home hair care and the process of getting them to where they want to be.”
Josie’s love of people is just the tip of the iceberg as to what makes Josie, Josie. When asked about what her favorite assignment at Summit Salon Tacoma is, she cited one of the most challenging projects we present our students with: corrective coloring. “We were assigned a group to do a corrective color assignment.The mannequin started with [four] completely different quads of hair and we had to make it all [one] solid color. My group crushed it, and we all learned SO much.”
Why Josie chose Summit Salon Academy
For Josie, her choice to attend Summit Salon Academy came from the guidance and experiences of those around her.
“I had many different mutual friends go to this school and tell me GREAT things about Summit. I came and toured the school with Karen who made me feel so important and welcome. I [k]new just from my first step into this school it was a perfect fit. The atmosphere, the people, the education it was all meant to be!”
That’s so great to hear, Josie! We love to hear things like this from our current students, knowing that we have made an impact on our past, and current, students help us to know we are doing our job.
We want to make sure each of our students finds a home behind our doors, and that the family the have gained and the skill they have built stays with them through their future careers.
We are glad you found your place at Summit Salon Tacoma Josie!
“I love my Summit family.”
What Is In Josie’s Future
Josie is a girl who knows what she wants, and as she is graduating in September, she already has a future clear in her mind. To Josie it’s more than just the type of salon she wants to find herself in; which would be “a salon with positive people and an urban/ city feel.”
She wants to find a place that will challenge her and allow her to further her learning. Josie’s thirst for refinement and constant learning is something that we like to see in all of our students. Seeing it in Josie makes us confident that she will do great things in her future career.
“I truly believe you can never stop learning in this industry and it’s super important to me to keep up with all the trends.”
If you want to check out Josie’s work, make sure to follow her on Instagram, @_addictedtohair
You can also schedule an appointment to see Josie at our student salon.* Give us a call to schedule an appointment.
*All services provided by students under the supervision of licensed professionals.