More than 1,000 cosmetologists are in New York for a three-day training course, and cosmetologist Jennifer Baughman, who is from Chicago, is one of the lucky ones.
“I really love it,” Baughmen told Al Jazeera.
“The school is great.”
Baughman’s family, who are from the small town of Hockessin, Indiana, came to New York as students in the 1960s, before the cosmetological profession expanded to the US.
Baughmans father died when she was young, and she said she has always felt a connection to her hometown.
“Hockessins school was founded by the school’s founder, Robert and Ann (Eisenberg) Eisenberg, in the late 1950s,” she said.
“They were both born and raised in Hockesin, and they opened the school in 1951.”
My dad and I went to school together, and my brother and sister-in-law attended it as well.
“After graduating, Baughmann began working in New England and eventually came to the United States, where she now lives in Florida.”
While the majority of the graduates are from New York, the school has a strong presence in Florida, which also hosts a large population of cosmetologues.””
I really loved it.”
While the majority of the graduates are from New York, the school has a strong presence in Florida, which also hosts a large population of cosmetologues.
“The students who graduated from Hockessein School are going to the Florida area,” said Baughmin.
“Florida is one the largest cosmetologies in the country.”
“The biggest cosmetologic schools are also the most cosmetologically advanced, and we’re definitely going to be a leader in that space in the future.”
For those who have already graduated, Baugmans experience at the school, and the work that goes into it, has prepared her for the future.
“This is a wonderful school, it’s a beautiful school,” she added.
“And it’s also a great learning environment, too, because I’m a big fan of cosplay.”