Congratulations to Diana Leon for being Aveda Arts & Sciences Institute Austin’s August Student of the Month!
Get to know Diana better by reading below.
“Being a hairstylist was always a dream of mine. When I graduated in 2005 from Round Lake Senior High School in Illinois, I enrolled into the college of lake county for their cosmetology program. My experience was great and I learned a few things but was unable to finish because of financial issues.
11 years later, I got married and became a stay at home mom of 3 kids with a busy dance schedule. However, I felt I was still missing something in my life. Going back to school was a challenge for me because I loved being home with my family. After a long talk with my biggest supporters (my husband, parents, and siblings), I decided to begin my hunt. I started to Google cosmetology schools in Austin and came across Aveda.
During my admissions tour, not only did the conversation with the admissions counselor make me feel comfortable, but I also felt completely at home. Everyone was super nice and cheerful and the schedule that was offered was perfect for my busy dance mom schedule.
That night, I told my husband I was ready and he supported me 100%. My parents and siblings were a tremendous help as well. They helped with my baby, school, and dance classes.
Six months into my program, I have no regrets with my decision. I love Aveda and how they are so understanding with my mommy needs plus, I am able to get hands on training with guests. Aveda has been an amazing journey for me.”