This week we had the pleasure of catching up with a former student! Krystal is a prime example of ambition, dedication and proof that hard work pays off. She is currently working at Rak Nail Bar in Thousand Oaks. She is also pre-school teach in Agoura. She told us that with the education provided by the academy, she felt well prepared to take the State Board exam and passed! She also has a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies, and gets to use that while being a teacher. Both are her passions and she is living the dream having the opportunity to excel in both fields.

Krystal enjoyed her time here at Lu Ross and felt she got the one on one guidance she needed. He instructor showed her all of the ins and outs of the nail industry and did all they could to prepare her to work in the field. Although she spent the most time with her instructor she also learned from our Director of Education, Maragret, and our Supervisor Instructor Monique. She said she came in willing to learn and even learned from the receptionist Nalini! Krystal invited that if you go into any program with an open heart and are willing to learn, then you will get everything that program has to offer. She couldn’t be more right, and her positive attitude is inspirational. She is looks up to celebrity nail artists: Greg Salo, President of Nails Inc. and Sabella “Bella” Snyder, Celebrity nail tech and Young Nails Mentor. She joined the manicuring program hoping it would help pay for her teaching credentials. She says nails has always been a hobby, but is now truly a blessing in her life.

The one thing that stands out to me about Krytal’s work is her unique ability to achieve perfection in the most natural styles. There is nothing she can’t do from acrylics to gels and intricate designs, to a relaxing manicure. Each color is specifically picked per client and executed with perfection. There are simple and innocent colors, but they are done with the most care. It is clear she listens to every client and does all that she can to achieve the style in the best way possible. Going through her work on Instagram you see variety, but absolute consistency with each nail style.

Her words of wisdom: “If you want something bad enough you will go after it. No one can make or break your future more than you.”