Our Featured Students
Suki's Academy takes great pride in the talent we produce from year to year. We love their stories and believe you will too. Each month, we will share their insights. But don't stop here. We invite you to reach out to them, come in and have them style you.
Meet ESTHER LIANG | Recent Graduate
"At Suki's Academy, You Can Learn Anything"
WHAT DID YOU ENJOY MOST?
ESTHER: I loved the variety of different instructors showing their techniques. I learned about cuts, relationships, backgrounds, assessing people. Even the stories about travel and growing up with different backgrounds enriched the learning experience.
WHAT WAS DIFFICULT?
ESTHER: To have limited time to achieve a perfect technique and technical balance [to consider the model's heads shape and bone structure to customize a haircut].
WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT?
ESTHER: I feel ready to step out of my comfort zone. I'm prepared to try my best and improve getting better and better.
ADVICE TO SOMEONE CONSIDERING SUKIS ACADEMY
ESTHER: For a student with no background in the hair industry, it's a good place to come to increase skills. I felt shy, scared to use the products or make mistakes. Now, I feel more comfortable to be challenged and to keep learning because you don't stop learning when on the floor. To keep learning, be patient, it's ok to go back to baby steps to learn new things.
FEATURED STUDENT : GIGI WU
"I HIGHLY RECOMMEND SUKI'S ADVANCED ACADEMY."
What have you enjoyed most?
GIGI: At Suki's, I have learned how to create hairstyles suited for clients by using the 3 basic shapes and the 4 techniques that I have acquired from the course. The shapes of the heads and the direction of hair growth also play important parts in designing the hairstyles. Because of these techniques, I have been given additional freedoms in my work.
What was difficult?
GIGI: What I am finding difficult is when the clients themselves don't know what they want. Sometimes, they want me to reproduce a style that they had years ago. Sometimes, it's impossible to recreate now, because their hair/head conditions have changed or the techniques have changed over time.
What are you looking forward to next?
GIGI: To make my clients happy has always been a big part of why I want to improve myself as a stylist. I don't want to stop at just getting better at hair cutting either. I want to learn about sales, managing, and how to maintain clientele. Second, to improve on my habits and my artistic ability. Suki's has a lot of resources which I can use to achieve these goals. In the future, I'd love to study abroad to improve myself even more.
Advice to someone considering Sukis Academy
GIGI: I thought I was a decent stylist. I already knew how to cut good haircuts before I joined the Academy. Little did I know how wrong I was. There are just so many things to learn here. I'm more confident in my ability to personalize and create a haircut for each client's need. The instructors do a great job of teaching people at different levels. I highly recommend Suki's Advanced Academy.