Perhaps no segment of the population is more generous than the men and women who defend our country. And while it’s impossible to thank veterans enough for their service, Bellus Academy is showing its gratitude with free services to veterans and military family members on Monday, November11. All Bellus Academy campuses will be offering military members one of the following complimentary services: haircut, deep conditioning treatment, shampoo and blow dry or gentleman’s barbering facial.
Giving back to our nation’s defenders is personal for many Bellus Academy students and faculty. Currently, 100 veterans are enrolled in programs at Bellus Academy’s campuses. In addition, Bellus counts 769 veterans among its graduates. Krystal Rodriguez (pictured) is just one example of a student who has made the transition from Marine to successful barber. Introduced to the craft of barbering in the military, Krystal enrolled at Bellus Academy following her second tour of duty.
Since graduating Bellus Academy earlier this year, Krystal’s career journey has been featured in leading beauty publications such as Behind the Chair. She has taken her message about the pathways and possibilities beauty offers as a career to venues ranging from Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. to the Premiere Beauty Show in Orlando.
Whether standing on the front lines or behind the chair, beauty and wellness professionals make America an even better place.
Below: Bellus Academy barbering and cosmetology graduate Krystal Rodriguez found her barbering calling in the military. Today, she is a licensed barber, cosmetologist and is pursuing an esthetics license.