Student Spotlight – Joy Barry

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11423399_831322043624052_2352892041410845946_nOne of our crossover students, Joy Barry, recently graduated from Ron King Academy! We’re always beaming with pride whenever one of our students gets to take everything they learned at Ron King Academy and put it into action in the real world. In just the first three weeks in the crossover program, Joy was able to get a job at the amazing Finley’s Barbershop here in Austin! Seeing students succeed is the most rewarding part of being at RKA.

Before coming to Ron King Academy, Joy used to work doing haircuts for men, but always wanted to better her skills. After hearing about RKA through a friend, she visited the school, talked to Tracy, and was hooked after finding out about the crossover program! With a love for cutting and styling men’s hair, this was the perfect program for her.

“Ever since I was little, I loved doing my dolls’ hair and my mom’s hair. As I grew up, I always wanted to make people look good. That’s what made me go to cosmetology school to get my license!”

When it comes to her favorite trends for men, she loves beards and pompadours, so be sure to see her at Finley’s if that’s a style you want to try! Aside from loving her job, she loves being on or around Lake Travis here in Austin.

If you’re interested in going to cosmetology school, Joy fully recommends it and says Ron King Academy is the place to be if you want to learn how to be a great stylist or barber. Like Joy, you’ll end up learning about everything from the business side of beauty and how to interact with clients, to techniques for shaving, fades, and designs. It helps when you get to be taught by Mr. Leonard, the master barber himself! Check out available degree programs and contact us today.

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