After recently graduating from her Diploma of Beauty Therapy here at TACB, Connie Diplas has big plans for the future!
Name: Connie Diplas
Course: Diploma of Beauty Therapy
Where are you in your course? Just graduated!
What made you decide to pursue your passion in this industry?
I was a financial planner for 10 years and had got to a point where I felt pretty miserable. I’d always had a passion for beauty and make-up and just decided to do it.
Where are you now in your career? What dreams or plans do you have in the future?
As we speak, I’m finishing the last week of my course!
I have started working within a cosmetic doctor’s clinic where I perform microdermabrasion, skin needling and radio frequency treatments (body contouring). I absolutely love it.
Ultimately, I want to own my own business and freelance. I don’t want to be too specific. I’d love to incorporate make-up as well which is why I’m also going to begin the Diploma of Specialist Make-up Services at TACB as well!
I’d love to be able to collaborate with friends who are in the industry and develop a great network of hair artists, designers, photographers and the like!
What have you learnt now that you are in the industry?
You really notice how quickly things need to be done once you’re in the real world. When you’re in class you have some room to breathe while you learn and can take your time but by the time you enter the industry it’s all about putting that knowledge into practice.
What was your most memorable experience at the College?
I’d say overall, the most memorable thing about studying at TACB are the people. The educators I was able to learn from are amazing – the level of knowledge they all have collectively is incredible!
Also, the friends I made during my studies will be people I can always come back to in the future. You really build up a lovely little network at the College.
What advice would you give to anyone looking at pursuing a career in the industry?
Just do it. If you’ve got the passion it’s always going to be worth it.
You’re never too old to start – I spent ten years in a completely different industry before I followed my passion and I couldn’t be happier.
What advice would you give potential students thinking of studying at the College?
I recommend it – this industry is all about having the right knowledge. The teachers here have a ridiculous amount of experience and advice to impart that will set you up for your own career.