Cosmetology School Kansas City

Academy News | Cosmetology School Kansas CityBeyond The Chair With Ashley

How long have you been in the cosmetology industry?

I’ve been in the industry for 16 years!

What inspired you to get into the hair and beauty industry?

It was the only thing that I had an interest in during my senior year.  I have worked in a salon since the age of 15 folding towels, sweeping hair and cleaning product shelves.  So, I felt comfortable in a salon and just always knew it is where I wanted to be.

What is the best thing about working at Z Hair Academy?

What I love about Z Hair Academy is that my co-workers are like my family. I also love that I know we are making a difference in these young people lives and providing them with an education and trade that will allow them to lead a successful life and provide for their families.

What do you love about your industry?

That we are a bunch of creative, fun people.  Have you ever been to a hair show?  It’s a good time. 😉

What was your childhood like?

I had the best childhood you can imagine.  Loving, supportive parents.  Older brothers who had a good balance of teasing me and loving on their little sis.  A swimming pool in my backyard, vacations, dance class, voice and piano lessons… the best up-bringing you can imagine.  I owe my parents for everything. 

My nickname in high school was Keefer. I had red hair and freckles. I liked to wear Jinco’s and candied bracelets. You could find me on the weekends watching kids skateboard and drawing on my pencil-thin eyebrows.

What are you passionate about outside of work?

I love to travel. One of my favorite places in the United States is Charleston, South Carolina. It is like stepping back in time to the Civil War. The southern mansions have been maintained to their beautiful, original glory. Battery Park is where the first cannon was fired has also been historically reserved. I love the south and hope to have my own southern mansion one day where I can drink sweet tea on my huge wrap-around front porch.

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