Former cosmetology student Tim Bo Mack, owner of Aspire Studios, PRAVANA Artistic Regional Educator, and PRAVANA 2017 Educator of the Year winner shared his story of struggle and triumph with current cosmetology students to encourage them along their path.
As a PRAVANA regional educator, Mack shared with the cosmetology students the products PRAVANA has, the benefits of the products as well as the best uses of the product. Throughout his presentation, Mack shared what he calls “Pro Tips”, things he’s learned along the way such as “It’s not about hair. It’s about an experience.”
When asked about his favorite memory at Coastal Bend College, he hesitated with too many fond memories coming back. Finally, the thing that stuck out most, was “how hard everyone worked to keep me in school. Anytime I had questions, needed letters of recommendation or financial aid. This is home.”
While still a student in high school, Mack would walk through the halls of the George F. Elam building taking in the smells of the fresh perm chemicals and peaking through the window of the cosmetology lab. “When you think about it, high school has great memories, but college is where you get to learn more about who you are.”
Mack attended school at Coastal Bend College from 2001-2003 where he received his Associates, an educator certificate. However, he almost didn’t finish. Back in 2002, Mack was planning on quitting college. After spending many nights working at McDonald’s to pay for school, then walking back to the dorms at 2 a.m. he was exhausted. That was when Mrs. Rojas, cosmetology instructor, called him and expected him to be in class. Mack’s favorite saying of Mrs. Rojas is “If I’m giving you a hard time, it’s not because I don’t like you, it’s because I love you” and she sure did love every one of us.