Changing Images Classes
We recently startedhanding out class feedback questionnaires at the end of each training session with the hope of improving our teaching techniques and to make sure we are utilizing our time with our students to the maximum.
This is how the press release (see below) came about: after two sisters from Slovakia attended a 5 day training class together. Since then numerous students have voluntarily given us their feedback. Here's just a few...
Crystal attended a 3-day Training Class in June 2017:
"I wanted to expand my knowledge and be able to help people with my skill.
I would like to take a mannequin from start to finish. Consult, measure, mold then fit the hair replacement system and cut it - to piece all the information together at the end."
Tammy attended a 3-day Training Class in June 2017:
"I signed up for this class to learn a new trade and to help people.
I think I should have had one more day - to be more relaxed and not so rushed. I would like to have been able to spend a day on tapes and cleansers. There's so much information. Overall I loved Jackie and Marissa's training and I feel they are a great team. I learned so much and can't wait to get back and get started."
Saundra attended a 3-day Training Class in June 2017:
"I was interested in acquiring the skills needed to do hair replacement.
Jackie is a very passionate person. Her passion is demonstrated to her students and clients. Her skill is impeccable and should be global."
Sadairea attended a 3-day Training Class in May 2017:
"I was interested in acquiring the skills needed to do hair replacement.
Both Jackie & Marissa made an environment for learning. I truly enjoyed seeing their skills in action."
Landy attended a 3-day Training Class in April 2017:
"I had a client who asked about hair loss replacement. so I signed up for the Changing Images Hair Replacement 3-day class.
There's so much to learn. An excellent start to helping those with hair loss."
Dipti attended a 3-day Training Class in Feb. 2017:
"I signed up for this class to educate myself for replacement hair systems to add to my services.
I learned a lot in this training, very excited to give this service to my clients. And I am happy that I found Changing Images to learn from Jackie. Instruction goes into all the details and she answers all my questions.
Jackie is awesome."
Amberie from Lubbock TX. attended a 3-day Training Class in Jan. 2017:
Nikki from Atlanta GA. attended a 3-day Training Class in Jan. 2017:
"Jackie, there are not enough words to say thank you for the education and hospitality you gave me. I am so grateful for every moment and I promise to make you proud!
I so look forward to seeing you again and I send many prayers for a peaceful life.
Thank you Changing Images, such a great team.
I look forward to seeing Jackie later again. I also thank her for her service to the industry."
Amber Aniece from Nth Augusta S.C. attended a 3-day Training Class in Dec. 2016:
"I want to extend my services and provide safer options for slints with hair loss by getting started in this business.
I learned more than I could have asked for.
Ms. Jackie's humble spirit made her class atmosphere very welcoming and easy to ask questions."
Amber from Augusta GA. attended a 3-day Training Class in Dec. 2016:
Amber's comments on the class:
"I wanted to be able to expand my services and provide safer options for my clients with hair loss.
I learned more than I could have asked for. Ms. Jackie's class atmosphere was very welcoming and easy to ask questions."
Tressy attended a 3-day Training Class in Nov. 2016:
Makesha attended a 3-day Training Class in Nov. 2016:
Robin from Washington D.C. attended a 3-day Training Class in Oct. 2016:
Robin's comments on the class:
"I have been to and attended several hair replacement courses and academies but this was by far the most effective for me.
I would suggest anyone interested in hair replacement to take the class from Changing Images."
Susana attended a 3-day Training Class in August 2016:
Thank you for the great learning experience in your 3 day training course. You're knowledge & patience gave me confidence.
I left feeling encouraged having new hair replacement options & treatments for my clients. I also appreciated the advice in helping grow my business!
I really enjoyed being in your cozy salon. You have a great team!
Also thank you for the transportation to & from the airport & the great accommodations!
And thank you Marissa for all your help too!
August 27, 2016"
J. L. (Hair Angels Inc) attended a 3-day Training Class in June 2016:
Thank you so much for sharing your experience with me! After all my research I am confident that I chose the very best course to expand my business. I learned everything I was hoping to, and then some. It was well rounded out and I feel we covered every aspect of hair loss, placement, attachment, services and pieces that would suit every need. I will be forever grateful!
J. L. (Hair Angels Inc). June, 2016"
November 25, 2015
Slovakian sisters learn hair replacement techniques from Houston’s expert
Changing Images, located in midtown Houston, provides state-of-the-art, non-surgical hair replacement systems for men, women and children.
Owner, Jackie Donovan, a leading authority on the many systems and techniques available, has served Houston and surrounding area clients for over 25 years. In addition to travelling across the U.S. and internationally, teaching and inspiring others how to deal with hair loss, she has helped set up new hair replacement businesses, including one in Puerto Rico.
These days Donovan has eager students finding out about her training opportunities through the Salon’s website. (www.changingimages.net)
Two sisters, originally from Slovakia and currently living in Austria, are recent grads of a week-long intensive course that consists of hands-on lessons in the basics, as well as certification in Donovan’s patented hair replacement method. Cosmetologists Martina and Katarina Murinakova, 23 and 25 years old, respectively, enthusiastically said, “This is not just a job, it’s also about helping people and changing lives!”
When they first came upon the challenging career option, they felt, “This is it!” And although it was a big stretch to come all the way to Houston, Texas, they agreed, “If we don’t try, we’ll never know.” Besides, their older sister and brother-in-law, who speak better English, phoned ahead to vet Donovan and decided, “She’s a very friendly lady. You should do it.” Their gut feelings bore out.
Donovan arranged for the girls to stay nearby, just blocks from the Changing Images Studio. Training took place during a regular working week, which gave Martina and Katarina the opportunity to meet and practice on real-life clients (with their permission, of course) after having trained on mannequins. They also had a chance to ask questions and hear directly from people undergoing hair replacement treatments; what it feels like, if it hurts, etc.
The sisters agreed that, “It was amazing. She [Donovan] showed us everything!” They were provided with a workbook detailing the course content, including how to make plaster molds, detangle hair, take color out of hair, and so forth.
Now they have learned the necessary basics they can continue to practice and study back home in preparation for opening their own business in Linz, Austria. Confidence seemed high on the last day, as the sisters exclaimed, “We learned from the best!”
The pleasure was also Donovan’s, who said that the girls learned very fast. Marissa Ibarra, Donovan’s assistant echoed that the girls were a fast study, and lovely to work with.