Miss Amanda

Yesterday was the culmination of my hairschooling, the Washington State Cosmetology Licensure Practical Examination.  Lelia and I,  along with our mannequins named Amanda, arrived at the testing center in Fife at 7:15 am.  Pictured below is Amanda’s friend (or brother….or more than friend?,) Magnum.

Amanda wasn’t available to be photographed because I haven’t washed the simulated hair-color product from the test out of her hair yet.  So, as we said at the Aveda Institute, Amanda currently looks like she came straight out of hell.

While my 1600 hours of schooling came down to this four hour test, I didn’t feel nervous.  We had done a lot of run throughs, and I think I’m generally a little bit overconfident when it comes to Cosmetology testing.  God sure put a stick in my overconfident eye.  I did a lot of things, what I consider to be the important things, right.  But if I’m really honest, my perm was not good. And I forgot to sanitize my hands before I demonstrated saturation of the perm rods. And sanitation is VERY IMPORTANT in this exam.

When all was said and done, I thought I probably failed. Which was a good lesson in humility, also, my high stress level helped me to be really productive today.  I only allowed myself to check online for the test scores after doing a productive task (have a golden oreo, check for scores, empty half of the dishwasher, check for scores, etc.)  Turns out I passed, so did Lelia.  What a relief.  And we could never have done it without our Amandas.

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3 Responses to “Miss Amanda”

  1. Laura Says:

    Congratulations Ashley!

  2. kirsten Says:

    YAY for hole!

  3. Drew Says:

    Does this mean you won’t be giving it away anymore? There’s an expression. Who’s gonna buy the cow if you give the milk away for free?

    It’s not generally used in terms of haircuts, but the point is still the same.

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