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Marinello provided a great foundation, from which I have evolved into my own technique.
Chelsey Shrum saw one of our television ads, and decided right then to pursue her passion for hair coloring. She began the Cosmetology program at the Napa campus in June 2011 and immediately faced her biggest challenge: commuting.
You see, Chelsey lives in Lake County on the shores of beautiful Clear Lake — the largest lake wholly within California! Alas Napa is a very long drive away: one hour and twenty minutes each way, 122 miles round trip each day. Remarkably she completed her program with an admirable 93% attendance. Her motivations included being independent and self-sufficient, as well as being able to support her child.
“The practical exam was easy, due to the preparation from schooling,” she reveals. “Marinello provided a great foundation, from which I have evolved into my own technique.”
After graduating in April, Chelsey got a hairstylist position at the Elegant Touch Salon in Clearlake. “I was a regular client of the salon since I was a child. After hearing of my enrollment, they reserved a spot for me when I graduated,” she notes. “I am loving my new career, as well as being financially stable.”