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Hairdresser realises dream

Published:Saturday | February 21, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Michelle Lindsay doing what she does best with a client, while another eagerly awaits her turn.

Boundbrook, Portland:

Long before entering high school, Michelle Lindsay, toyed around with combing her dolls' hair in varied style. This seemed to be an early sign that she had a passion for hairdressing.

Lindsay's dream and passion were realised about 17 years ago after graduating from Lenora's School of Cosmetology in Richmond Park, Kingston, with a diploma in hairdressing in 1998. She would enter the working world at Monica's, located at Empire Plaza in Cross Roads (Kingston), where she worked for 10 years.

"I branched out on my own shortly after," commented Lindsay. "I acquired a booth at Millennium in Cross Roads, where I operated for five years. It was like a dream coming to reality, as all that yearning to become a hairdresser was realised. I then took the decision to return to my hometown of Port Antonio in Portland - operating my own shop along Boundbrook Road."

 

pursue her dream

 

Lindsay recounted that after graduating from Titchfield High in 1987, with the likelihood of pursuing a career in business administration, her mind was still set on becoming a hairdresser and, even after completing business college, the desire was still there to pursue her childhood passion.

Although her father made it abundantly clear that he was not in support of her pursuing a career in hair dressing, Lindsay said that she found an ally in her mother, who encouraged her to pursue her dream, provided she was happy and comfortable with what she desired.

With the backing of her mother, Lindsay said her spirit was lifted. She eagerly looked forward to the day when she would be able to transform the features of men and women to a state of natural beauty through varied hair styles, facials, massages, and manicure and pedicure.

Lindsay said: "I have realised my dream and, as such, I am extremely happy. It's a joy to see the smile on the faces of my clients after completing my work of art. I have passed on what I have learned to persons involved in cosmetology. I am urging persons who may have developed a passion for a particular profession to pursue that dream as it puts the mind at ease."

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