INSPIRE Series: Be True To Yourself (by Kelly Alberts)
Creativity has always been a huge part of me…Since I was a little tiny girl, I have always been crazy into drawing..painting..writing stories…taking lots and lots of pictures….you name it..i was doing it…(and obviously this was way WAY before Pinterest..haha) I may have not been the coolest cat in the cave growing up…well at least not to some people…but I didn’t care…I had fun making leaf painted lampshades..and going to star wars conventions…that is just me…so when it came time for me to choose what i was going to do for the rest of my life (yea..cuz every 18 year old knows that)..I chose Journalism…Something I thought was going to be this amazing journey…truth is…the type of person I am..I gotta be involved..hands on…so after a year at Ball State University..I left to pursue a career as a Hair Designer…..not exactly or even close to what I thought I would be doing..but something made me think “I can do that!” After graduating from Cosmetology school and starting 2 days later as an Assistant at Salon 01 in Carmel, IN….I began my journey to becoming a hair designer…..I worked hard for a year and gradually started doing hair on my own…After countless hours of education…a lot of hard work…& 7 1/2 years later..I have now been promoted multiple times and am currently a Level 3 Hair Designer at Salon 01…The people I work with are like my second family…they know me inside and out..and I love them all so much it should probably be illegal..(haha)…They accept me for me..and love the creative flair I bring to the salon..and obviously my dorkiness. Its amazing to think that I almost didn’t work here and could have been in a job I didn’t love….but luckily now I get to use a bit of my Journalism education and write my blog “Sequins & Scissors”…Moral of the story…Be true to yourself..even if its not “cool”.
About the author:
Kelly is a hair designer, photographer, and artist. She lives in central Indiana with her two pups and husband.