Today we’d like to introduce you to Vicky Lee.
Hi Vicky, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I’ve been a hairstylist for almost six years. Prior to becoming a hairstylist, I graduated with my bachelor’s in Accounting and worked in the tax and entertainment industry for eight years. I’ve always had an interest in the beauty industry, freelancing as a hair and makeup artist for events and weddings. As much as I tried to pass the CPA exams, it just wasn’t happening and that was when I started re-evaluating my career and what I wanted for myself. After my 30th birthday, I realized I needed to either buckle down and pass the CPA or give the beauty industry a try. In 2015, I enrolled in the cosmetology program at Citrus Community College. Since taking the leap and switching careers it’s been a rewarding journey.
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
During my time at cosmetology school, I finally felt like I was meant to do this because I was able to understand the material being taught and graduated “Student of the Year.” My struggle was more from a mental aspect because I’ve always taken the stable and secure route. I also tend to have self-doubt and second guess my decisions. The idea that I need to be my own cheerleader and recognize my skills and potential was all new. This industry is not something you can just follow a pattern and succeed. I needed to mentally understand that comparing myself to all the amazing stylists out there was not healthy and that I can be just as good if I focused on applying myself and mastering my skill.
Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I’m a hairstylist known for and specialize in balayage and cuts. I’m proud to have achieved stability in a short amount of time in this competitive industry and being able to build personal relationships with so many of my clients. I do work a bit slower and only on one client at a time currently. I view it as a positive because I am able to give them my full attention.
What do you like and dislike about the city?
I like that my area is suburbia meets city vibes. It’s a diverse crowd of people and culture.
- Balayage – $390+
- Haircuts – $100+
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: vicksterness