Success Story - Douglas Alexander

Sep 16, 2015

Douglas Alexander is a stylist at Ritual Salon in MainStrasse Village in Covington, Kentucky. After 18 years in the industry, he hopes to become certified to teach Cosmetology at Gateway while continuing to serve his clients at the salon.

Douglas earned an associate degree in Cosmetology from Gateway in 1997 and passed the state board the same year. Prior to coming to Gateway, he attended a private cosmetology school but felt he was not receiving the hands on experience he needed to reach full potential. Gateway offered much smaller classes with individual attention and a strong curriculum. Douglas recommends looking for a school that has low student to teacher ratios. He believes that really makes a difference. Douglas feels the secret to his success is “instructors at Gateway who pushed me to be the best stylist I could be and always encouraged me when I doubted my skills.”

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