March 17, 2017

Graduate Spotlight-Bethany Dreiling

Graduate Spotlight-Bethany Dreiling

1.Where are you from?

Claflin, KS

2.What was the defining moment in you choosing to attend cosmetology school?

My mom actually encouraged me to go on my school visit. I had always loved doing hair/make-up/nails growing up & my parents were very supportive in my decision! Also, my grandma was a cosmetologist so I’m sure that’s what sparked my interest in the first place.

3.What fears did you have and how did you overcome them?

I was very nervous & scared to work on clients I didn’t know. It was scary enough having to talk to people I didn’t know (for sometimes hours at a time) let alone cutting or coloring a strangers hair! I was nervous people wouldn’t want to come back or like what I did. I’ll be the first to admit it was really hard for me at first but now I love meeting new people & hearing their stories!

4.What were some of your favorite aspects of Hays Academy of Hair Design and your time in school?

I met some amazing friends at school that are still great friends now. Hair school really pushed me out of my comfort zone. The teachers would say “get comfortable being uncomfortable” & I hated that at first. It didn’t take me long to realize this industry is always changing so we have to constantly push ourselves to keep up. That’s part of why I love what I do, it never gets boring because there’s always something to learn!

5.Where are you working now?

Salon 1007 here in Downtown Hays

6.How long have you been there?

I actually just had my 5 year anniversary at the salon this month!

7.Are you happy with your decision to enter this wonderful industry?

I absolutely love what I do. I always look forward to going to the salon because I truly enjoy being there. I remember one of the instructors saying “if you love what you do you’ll never work a day in your life”. That statement couldn’t be more true! When I wake up every morning I don’t dread going to “work”, instead I’m excited to get to the salon to see all my friends & clients…to me it’s not work it’s fun!

8.What career goals do you have and what are your plans to achieve them?

I hope to stay busy & to continue my education. As long as I keep learning new techniques & trends I can keep my clients happy which at the end of the day is all that matters to me!

Book with Bethany in Hays at Salon 1007