What she learned at Regency:
The fact that the Regency program is focused on product knowledge and education was appealing to Angie. “Regency teaches students to really educate guests on products. Not all schools are doing that,” she says. The hands-on experience students get on the Performance Floor and business building skills also helped prepare her for a career in the beauty industry.
Regency graduate Angie Tomky with salon icon Tabatha Coffey
Her career path:
During a Salon Fair while she was a student, Angie met the manager at a local Ulta Cosmetics and took a job there after she graduated in 2005. Although she enjoyed the two years that she worked there, she felt the guest experience was lacking. "I felt I could add more to the experience." So in 2007, Angie opened Jean Marie Salon in Lockport, Illinois. Today, the salon has 16 employees and offers guests extra pampering, like heated towels, a hand massage and an eye pillow. They even offer yoga classes two times per week. “The beauty industry is everything I thought it would be,” she says.
Her advice to Regency students:
"It's really important to get an education and continue educating yourself with advanced courses after you graduate. I educate my staff constantly so we're always keeping up with trends."
Regency Beauty has not made and will not make any guarantees of employment or salary upon graduation.