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Meet our Aesthetics Program Director: Jocelyn Ash

Posted on: November 19th, 2019 by AiaAdmin2013


  • What is your name? 
    • Jocelyn Ash
  • How long have you known that you wanted to be an aesthetician?  
    • I found out about esthetics by accident.  It was one of the best things ever!
  • How did you first get your toes wet in the aesthetics field?  
    • My first job was at at Spa Csaba as a receptionist while I was in school for esthetics and nails.
  • Where did you go to school for aesthetics?  
    • ABC Nail and Skin College now called Aesthetic Northwest 
  • How long have you been an instructor/working at Atlanta Institute of Aesthetics? 
    • 15 Years
  • What is your favorite class/module and why?  
    • I love all of it!  It’s all very interesting and I love the variety it’s too hard to choose.
  • Who is your favorite instructor and why?  
    • Carol Venclik, she is an amazing mentor and sets a great example of what it means to be a lifelong learner.  She also genuinely cares for people and wants to see them succeed. Linda Anne Kahn loves to share information and help others grow and be successful.
  • What is your favorite aspect of being an instructor?  
    • I love creating space for others to learn and grow.  I love knowing that there are unlimited possibilities waiting for them in the industry. 
  • What was the best advice you ever received when you were in school?  
    • That I could do anything for a little bit, when I was feeling overwhelmed.  If I was passionate about it I would be successful.  
  • What do you think is the most important thing for students going into the massage industry to remember today?  
    • Remember that it takes time to be successful, your clients are people who just want to be cared for, treat everyone with respect regardless.
  • What makes you passionate about this field?  
    • I am passionate about this field because there is always something new to learn, it’s always growing and evolving.  I also love caring for others.
  • What is the most important thing for aestheticians to remember even after they are licensed and certified?  
    • You need to continue to learn, be willing to have a high standard even when others don’t, treat all your clients special.
  • What is one common misconception about the field?  
    • It’s not just about makeup and creams, we make people feel better about themselves from the inside out.
  • Is there anything else you want to share?  
    • Everyone has a story, and since we don’t always know the story be willing to be humble, don’t make assumptions, give people grace, always do your best.

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