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EP 094: Committing to Life-Long Learning and Finding Your Aesthetic Niche with Jaclyn Luongo

leadership mindset Sep 23, 2019

Maybe you studied, or are currently studying aesthetics straight out of high school. 

Or maybe you went and got a degree in something else or had a full career in another industry before finally pursuing your dream of working in spa. 

No matter where you are  in your journey to becoming or building your career as an aesthetician, there’s one quality that acts as the foundation for anyone who wants to be successful in this industry: passion. 

A passion for helping and serving people, to committing to your craft and continually refining your technique and skill set, and, if you’re like my guest on this episode, a passion for giving back and paying it forward. 

I’m talking about Jaclyn Luongo, who if you haven’t met at one of the countless industry events she attends and speaks at, is simply the epitome of being a well-rounded and highly educated professional and industry leader while also embodying the role of a student at heart.

In addition to being a licensed aesthetician, make-up artist, aesthetic instructor, beauty blogger and business consultant with over 20 years of experience, Jaclyn also has an impressive resume as a featured guest freelance make-up artist for Chanel for over 11 years, a Business Consultant for Iredale Mineral Cosmetics, a volunteer for the Look Good Feel Better Program with the American Cancer Society as well as a guest speaker for the Dress for Success Organization. Additionally, she currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Melanoma Education Foundation, has been a Program Advisory Board Member at Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics since 2009, and is also the Academy Director at the American Academy of Health & Beauty. 

Clearly, Jaclyn is a woman who knows how to not only identify and create opportunities for her career but also go deep in her niche to carve out her expertise and pave the way for her to become the industry leader she is today. 

In this episode, we’re discussing the ways in which you can navigate your path to become the expert in what you’re most passionate about, while also remaining open to the endless opportunities that abound. 

In this episode, we discuss: 

  • Jaclyn’s career journey and how she got to where she is today, which is the Academy Director at The American Academy of Health & Beauty
  • How to begin navigating the many avenues you can take with a career in aesthetics 
  • Why it’s crucial to remain a passionate learner and continue to seek out education, especially in the realm of business 
  • Various ways to dive deep into your niche while staying open to the evolution of the industry 
  • Why passion acts as the fuel for a successful career that allows you to pay it forward

References Mentioned in Episode #094: Committing to Life-Long Learning and Finding Your Aesthetic Niche with Jaclyn Luongo

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