Be your most amazing. That is the heading of my Regency Beauty Institute folder, the one I received after I took a tour of the school. Yes I, Brandy Howard, will be going to one of the top cosmetology schools in the United States.
I am not a writer, as I'm sure whoever is reading this can probably see. I am a lost girl who doesn't know anything other than putting on some lipstick and blush. I don't really finish anything. If anyone who knows me reads this they will probably stop reading my blog after this first post assuming it will probably be my last. But I am on a mission. A mission to stick to this and to school. If nobody in the whole entire world reads this, it will be fine. This is my mission and mine alone.
I'm sure someone who would stumble upon this blog would assume that I'm just a stuck up snob who is superficial and only cares about looks. But that's not true. I care about self confidence. I care about art. I believe that a face is like a canvas and my makeup is the paint. I believe that a good hair day can make anyone feel like they can rule the world. Its more than just 'making the world a prettier place'. I want to make people feel like they can walk into a room and the whole room stops to stare.
I was never a pretty girl in school. As a child I was very awkward, I had big glasses, short hair with bangs uneven because my mother thought why go and spend $5 on a haircut she could do herself. But I remember one day for picture day I got up early enough to do my own hair. I brushed my hair 100 times and used my lucky ponytail to put my hair in a high bun (which I had recently learned to do) and used a ribbon from an old dolls hair to tie a bow around my bun. That day I felt like a million bucks. I went to school and walked with my head held high knowing it would be an amazing day. As I walked into the room for my picture to be taken the picture lady said to me, "What a cute bow". That was the biggest smile I had in a school picture.
A compliment like that can shape a persons life, and it was all because of a simple bow that I borrowed from one of my dolls hair. The purpose of my blog isn't to see how many readers I can get or write a book. I am not a writer. I was a lost girl who has found what she has been looking for her entire life.
I thought I was going to become a nurse. I went to college for pre-nursing and thought I would work at a hospital and bump into a handsome doctor who would forever take care of me. Well, that's not going to happen. I quit college and took a year off of school. It was hard for me to find or decide what I wanted to do with my life. Well I have now decided, a year later, but at least now I know what to do. I should've known all along.
Now here I am writing to whoever will read this. The purpose of this blog is for myself I suppose. I will be writing everyday. On July 19th I will be starting school. Each day I will share my experiences and share my tips. Until then
I will be reading Making Faces by Kevyn Aucoin and The Power of Makeup by Trish McEvoy. I will make my way through the books and post what I have learned on here. Maybe whoever reads this will take one of those tips and use it. Maybe even get a nice compliment out of it.
Quote of the day: "For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone." Audrey Hephurn.