May 19, 2017

Skincare is personal

Before deciding to pursue an Esthetics career recent La James International College graduate, Becky Huntley, was living on an acreage with her three children, her husband and her horses.  Becky had her own at home daycare, worked in a preschool and most recently worked as a business associate at a local Cedar Falls business, Iowa Laser when she had her calling for Esthetics.

Becky was given the recommendation of La’ James International College through, Andrea DeGroote who also is a LJIC graduate and guest instructor.  Andrea owns Beyond Beauty in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She has over 20 years’ experience in the cosmetology field, and training from some of the leading experts in the field of paramedical makeup and tattooing.  Not only did Andrea recommend LJIC to Becky, she also offered her a coordinator position while attending school and an Esthetics position after her LJIC graduation.


Becky’s journey through Esthetics at LJIC went by quickly.  “I was able to complete the program in just around 5 months,” Becky says, “I was part of the Ambassador Team and we helped with special activities for students and also got involved in local community events. I love meeting new clients and learning a little more about their lives. It had been awhile since I had to study and take tests but fellow students and instructors were helpful and gave me tips to get through.”


Becky started at Beyond Beauty right after graduation. “I can’t wait for the state to issue my license so I can start working on clients.  It is amazing to see each client’s results after a series of microdermabrasion treatments.  Skincare is a personal thing for people.  I also loved learning facials and body wraps while in school. I love the relaxing spa environment and I look forward to offering those service to my clients.”

Becky is loving her career at Beyond Beauty.  Beyond Beauty offers microblading, permanent makeup, derma-rolling, chemical and laser free tattoo removal, dry needling and scar camouflage, and are certified in the recreation of 3D nipple and areola pigmentation after breast reconstructive surgeries.  Becky is excited to be adding spa packages to the menu at Beyond Beauty.  “It is a great industry to be involved in and to be able to make a difference in people’s lives.”


To learn more about the Esthetics program at La’ James International College and Tuscany Day Spa contact our Admissions Team! They are ready and happy to help or go to our website

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