Gina Gentile was a part of the April 2017 Beauty Artistry Certificate program. She graduated and decided to take additional courses from the Fashion and Film Makeup Design Program on High Fashion and Photography to round up all her knowledge. One week after Gina graduated, she was hired by MAC Cosmetics Metrotown as a Makeup Artist. Gina is practicing her makeup artistry daily by applying makeup and colour matching. She has also a chance to practice and work on her customer services skills by sharing her knowledge answering any questions the clients might have, making them feel comfortable and wanting to come back. But the most important part of all this is that Gina loves her job! As she writes:
“The reason I got into makeup as a teenager was because I loved making people feel good about themselves. Enhancing their natural beauty and seeing them happy makes me happy. It is a very rewarding career and I can’t thank New Image enough for preparing me for this. The college challenged me, helped me develop my skills, and made me feel confident entering the beauty industry. The teachers were amazing and really took their time to help you learn, I knew they were passionate on wanting their students to succeed. My classmates made the program so much fun and we learned a lot from each other. This is only the beginning of my career and I am so thankful and ecstatic!”
Gina also does freelance makeup on the side. Follow her amazing journey @ginavanessaglam!