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July 11, 2013

Learning from the Professionals

Salon owners give students tips on style, jobs

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“I wanted to come back and help out,” she said. “It’s an incredible help to be prepared for an interview at a salon. If you’re not prepared, it’s over.’’

Ceara Brooke Gallagher, Class of 2010, also conducted interviews for Salon Forza, where she works as a stylist.

Marie Santos, owner of Essencia salon, said she enjoyed meeting the students. Santos encouraged them to pretend they were talking to a friend during interviews.

Jodi Bevelaqua, owner of J. Mari salon, said she could tell the students were passionate about the work they had done.

“They are definitely prepared,” she said, adding the students were very honest about their strengths and weaknesses, what they love and what they still need to work on. “It’s been great. It allows us to see the up-and-coming talent.”

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