Added by on 2016-10-18

Jade Zalonka just graduated from Empire Beauty School in Pottsville, PA and will be leaving for Los Angeles soon, where she will be doing makeup for a new movie.

 “I was in shock when I was offered the opportunity. I come from a really small town and it’s exciting to be able to say I am really living a dream right now.

It’s a dream that starts long before Jade can even remember.

When I was younger, I would always cut my hair without my mom’s permission and I would always cut my dolls hair.

And, when people asked, the beauty industry was always the answer to the question “What do you want to be when you grow up?

As a teenager, Jade got into modeling, doing photo shoots for stores and clothing lines. She says it was a great way to network and meet people, particularly in the industry she wanted to be part of. So as she approached the end of High School, she knew exactly what to do next.

 “Empire had a booth at my high school’s Career Day and I was so excited to talk to them. There was no doubt I was going to attend Empire after graduation.
To read more about Jade’s story:

http://www.empire.edu/blog/faces-of-empire/jade-zolanka-hair-makeup-hollywood

 

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