According to a Gallup poll, 85% of workers worldwide admit to hating their job. In fact, 70% of Americans say they don’t feel satisfied with their career choices. The number one reason employees quit is a bad or toxic boss, according to the International Association of Administrative Professionals. Marcus Buckingham said, “People leave managers, not companies.”

Look, life is short. We go to work, we come home and spend a couple hours with our family and do it all over again. The fact is that’s no way to live. If you’re not passionate about what you’re doing, you’re missing out. I say that with all sincerity. You’re TOO important and valuable to be doing something you don’t love.

At some point you were interested in the beauty industry. At some point you realized you had a deeper passion for something other than what you were doing. At some point you thought about attending a great school with an incredible reputation, and you said no to yourself. The folks at Gene Juarez Academy want to remind you that YOU MATTER. Your story matters. You can absolutely do this and we will cheer you along the way.

We’re going to share two quick stats with you, because the stats don’t lie:

  • The demand for cosmetologists is expected to grow by 16% between 2018 and 2028.
    (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • 43% of cosmetologists are self-employed
    (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016)

This career gives you flexibility. It gives you the opportunity to work as much or little as you want. You can be your own boss. You can literally do hair and makeup AND GET PAID FOR IT!