Oh the Mountains You Will Climb
The following Blog entry was created for “Beauty Changes Lives.org” and will be appearing soon on their web-site. It is addressed to those thinking about entering this fabulous industry and those who are in it but feel a little stuck. Please feel free to send this to anyone who needs a little inspiration in their lives. Best All Ways! Tamara
“Oh the Mountains You Will Climb” Dr. Seuss
Today is the day, the day that you’ll start….. This is the beginning of a famous poem by Dr. Seuss and it’s also the beginning of my message to all those who are embarking on a career in the field of Cosmetology. This is a fantastic industry! The whole picture of what you can do with a cosmetology license has grown into unlimited opportunities. Ahh but that’s the beauty of life, open doors and opportunities. Throughout your career you can work behind the chair, as a platform artist, on movie sets, in salon management consulting or you may even decide to create your own product line. Who knows, through salon ownership, you may develop a whole new direction for salon and spa operations! The possibilities are endless. Of course all this comes from getting you license and always participating in continued education.
For me, a career in Cosmetology all started with a fascination with hair, mainly mine. I wanted to know how it could be cut, styled and colored. So it was an easy decision for me to go to Cosmetology school. I really didn’t know how much I’d grow to love the profession until I got started. That’s the great thing about being open to trying new things; you never know where your adventures will take you. Over the last 25 years, I have spent fifteen behind the chair and at one point I decided to compliment my license by getting a Bachelors degree in Business as well as a degree in Interior Design. I’ve spent the last part of my career working as a Distributor Consultant, helping salon owners in all aspects of running a salon and managing a design studio for a salon equipment manufacturer.
But the adventure doesn’t stop there! With the economic downturn in 2008 came a new opportunity to increase my field of expertise by obtaining an MBA in Sustainable Business and LEED-AP in Commercial Interiors. I am now building a career transforming our industry from earth plunderers to Eco-Friendly stewards of the environment. Every day is a new adventure with new mountains to climb! You never know where your path will lead you, and I wish you great success in all your endeavors. Allow me to end with one of my favorite quotes from Dr. Seuss: “You’re off to great places. Today is your day. Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!”
Best All Ways,
Tamara Jercha, Salon & Spa Sustainability Consultant