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Mentor Spotlight: Dream Maker Joan

Instructor Joan

This Mentor Spotlight is all about Ms. Joan, a Coach and Dream Maker at the Academy of Beauty Professionals – Green Bay!

We asked Joan a few questions about her experiences in the Beauty industry. Here’s what she said!

“I attended Martin’s College of Cosmetology in Manitowoc after we moved form the St. Paul area. The first day of school I told one of my classmates that I wanted to be an instructor. All through school that was a goal I wanted to achieve. I was very fortunate that Don, my sister, and my family always supported my plan. After graduating from school I worked at Mid-Cities Barbershop. Again I had Master Barbers there who helped me andtaught me more about men’s cutting, clippering, and shaving. I returned to Martins in 1990 for the Instructor Training program, passed the state boards, and was hired to work at Martin’s. I have been very lucky to work with unbelievable people to guide me through the teaching field like John, Sue, Dave, and Joanne. So always remember that there are people who want to see you become a success and believe in you!”

Q: How long have you worked for the Academy of Beauty Professionals?

Joan: I started March 13th, 2016 – best career choice I ever made.

Q: Where did you get your Beauty Education?

Joan: Martin’s College of Cosmetology in Manitowoc for all of my licenses.

Q: How did you get interested in Beauty?

Joan: For some strange reason I always cut all the hair off every doll I had. My mom said it was my natural path to follow.

Q: What is the best part of your job as an ABP Mentor/Coach?

Joan: Seeing how a person grows from the beginning of school to graduation, then going out into the field and achieving their dreams.

Q: What is your favorite service to perform, and why?

Joan: Clipper cut – the click when you turn it on sends chills down my spine. I love seeing a good taper cut.

Q: What is your favorite movie?

Joan: Anything that is silly and makes me laugh!

Q: If you could have dinner with anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would it be and why?

Joan: I would have dinner with my dad. He passed away 18 years ago.

Q: Tell us something else we don’t know about you!

Joan: If I ever win millions in the lottery, I told my students I would pay for their tuition (only if they graduated from school) and buy them all a Prius so they could all get to school and get good gas mileage. I can’t seem to get one number, though – this could take awhile…

Stay tuned for more Mentor Spotlights!