Brillare Beauty Institute’s staff and instructors are experienced in the beauty industry. In this Staff Spotlight, meet Donna Harmon, Director of Student Services at our Chattanooga location.
A Love for Beauty at a Young Age
Harmon gained a love for beauty at a young age. In high school, she started cutting her hair, and before she knew it, her classmates were asking her to give them stylish cuts, too. Since then, she’s excelled in every wellness and beauty area, including professional skin care and other aspects of cosmetology like coloring, styling, and nail care.
Learning the Science of Skin Care
Along with love for cosmetology, Harmon is also passionate about the science of skin care. She is experienced in esthetic treatments like facials, microdermabrasion, and lash extensions. Her experience in the skincare industry makes her invaluable to the students in our esthetic training program. This program allows students to get certified in 30 weeks in various skin care treatments to be successful estheticians. The program’s course study includes:
- Dermalogica Facials
- PCA Advanced Chemical Peels
- Bella Lash Extensions
- Face and Full Body Waxing
- Celluma Light Therapy
- Makeup Application
Entering the World of Cosmetology
Harmon fell in love with the art of cosmetology through hands-on training, so Brillare students get the same chance. Our cosmetology program gives students the tools, skills, and resources to become licensed cosmetologists with the help of our hands-on training and student-run spa experience. Our cosmetologists in training receive valuable, hands-on learning experiences at a workstation where they practice on mannequins, learn the fundamentals of running a successful salon, and work one-on-one with an experienced instructor.
Learn about Darlene Ray, a seasoned cosmetologist and educator who also plays an integral role at our Chattanooga campus.
Finding a Beauty School To Call Home
After many years of working as a beauty professional in a wide variety of areas, Harmon decided she wanted to help future cosmetologists follow their dreams by working at a beauty school.
She toured multiple beauty schools in Chattanooga, but after touring Brillare, she knew she found a beauty school to call home. Harmon applied for the Director of Student Services role at the Chattanooga location, and the rest is history.
Chattanooga, Tennessee Beauty School Extension Site
At our location in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Harmon helps students choose the right beauty career path to pursue their dreams. Brillare’s Chattanooga beauty school has new equipment that allows students to learn top-quality hair care and skin care techniques and work with clients in a student-run salon.
Cleveland, Tennessee Beauty School Main Campus
Brillare’s main campus in Cleveland, Tennessee, offers students state-of-the-art classrooms equipped with 24 cosmetology workstations, three esthetician tables, and six manicuring stations. Class sizes are limited to ensure a 10 to 1 student-to-instructor ratio, unlike most beauty schools, which often have a 20 to 1 ratio.
Keeping Students’ Dreams Alive
Harmon sees her job as a ministry that allows her to keep student dreams alive by placing them on the right path to pursue their field of choice in the beauty industry. Her role also allows her to meet with different business owners to help students secure employment after completing their program and becoming licensed in their field. For Harmon, working at Brillare is a win, and she can’t imagine a more fulfilling career.
Placing You on the Path to a Beauty Career
When you enroll at our Chattanooga beauty school, you can expect Harmon to place you on the right path to a career in the beauty industry. Brillare gives you the skills and experience you need from cosmetology and esthetics to instructor training.
Cosmetology Career Paths
The cosmetology career path at Brillare opens the door to a wide variety of professions, like styling hair, managing a salon or spa, and more. We offer a one-year program that gives you what you need to begin a lucrative career in your field. You can also apply for scholarships to help with tuition costs at the end of your education at Brillare.
Esthetician Career Paths
Our esthetician career path leads to many different occupations, like a skin care specialist, makeup artist, medical esthetician, medical spa manager, wax/hair removal specialist, cosmetics marketer, beauty consultant, and more. From day one, you get hands-on training in a variety of skin care treatments, including facials, full-body skin care, and makeup.
If you’re already a licensed cosmetologist and want to teach students the art of the craft, Brillare allows you to take the next step in your career with our instructor training program. Our program teaches you how to assess students, create lesson plans, and work on classroom management skills.
No matter what career path you choose in the beauty industry, Brillare offers professional training to place you on the right track. Contact us today to learn more about our comprehensive training programs.