At Elevate Salon Institute(ESI), Durham we are dedicated to helping our students find their own personal success. At the base of our dedication is providing our students with an education that will help them reach their dreams, and that starts with our instructors.
With years of experience, and a passion for teaching, Renee contributes to our cosmetology program with a love and dedication that matches that of our owners, Matt and Terry.
Get to know Renee, and find out how her instruction can help you build a solid foundation for your future.
An Enthusiastic Beginning
Renee’s cosmetology journey began many years ago when she first enrolled at Stanly Community College in North Carolina. Ready to follow her dreams, Renee burst through her classes and right into a career faster than she could have imagined, which was good as she was ready to embrace her future!
Embrace it she did! Starting with a local salon, Renee quickly expanded her experience, in both franchise salons, spas, and even at specialty salons where she had the chance to develop and master her passion: coloring.
Developing Love and Color
Renee loves working with color. Beyond just working with products and brands that help her create amazing artistry with dozens of hues, her love of color also led into one of her favorite stories in her time working as a cosmetologist.
“I had a client years ago who could not wait for me to do her hair… She did it herself, [and] needless to say, it did not turn out well. it looked like a canary and a pumpkin had a love child and she was wearing it on her head. She called me in a panic begging me to fix it. I corrected it for her, it turned out a beautiful blond and she was so happy, she was in tears. I love to make people cry happy tears.”
A Passion for Education
Although much of Renee’s time has been spent behind a chair, she has worn many different hats within the world of beauty. From a Manager, to an Artistic Director, to an Artist for a multinational product company. Her portfolio is extensive, but it was one position that really captured her heart and plunged her into the world of teaching. That of a Franchise Educator.
After traveling to salons and schools teaching future and current beauty professionals, Renee realized that helping to mold the future was a calling that she just couldn’t ignore. She wanted to share all of the knowledge she had built with people new to the industry.
We couldn’t be prouder to give her the opportunity to do just that.
Building the Future
With so much experience, you can be sure that Renee has quite a lot to share. In fact, when asked what tips and tricks she shares with her students, she just laughs and says,
“So many, I cannot even begin to elaborate.”
Renee truly is a fountain of knowledge and experience, but in addition to all that she has done, she helps to prepare each of her students for the industry they are going in to. Cosmetology is a vibrant, ever changing industry, and Renee wants each of her students to be prepared for that, and to be willing to learn new things.
At ESI Durham we know that building successful careers starts not only with the foundation of skills and techniques but with a foundation of confidence and growth. We are honored to have Renee as part of our program and helping our students to find success both inside and out.
“Stay focused on your goals. Don’t allow anyone to steal your joy.”
Are you ready to see Renee in action?
We are honored to have Renee set an amazing example in our cosmetology program. If you are ready to learn more, and see how Renee’s experience can benefit you, contact us and schedule your tour today.
We would love to welcome you to our beautiful future and show you all of the amazing opportunities that an education in cosmetology could take you.
Don’t just take hold of your dreams, mold them into your future.