NeeCee’s College of Cosmetology

NeeCee’s College of Cosmetology

Military spouses often create careers for themselves that can be transferred from base to base as their spouses get orders to move. They learn that they can’t get settled in one place and stay married to a military lifestyle. Mrs. Joyce Denise Ayers is one of those who started a good career and then gave it up to follow military orders. She owned and operated two child care centers in Austin, TX where her husband was stationed. When he got orders to Abilene, those businesses were sold and she decided to create a career path that could be transferred without so much setup.{{more}}She had loved doing hair since she was a small child and this became her new and more portable career. She got her license thru TSTC and rented a booth in a local saloon. The saloon moved and she took over that location as the first NeeCee’s. She grew the business and moved to a larger location on Sayles Blvd and added a beauty supply store to her business. Facing surgery for Carpal Tunnel – she got her instructor’s license so she could continue in Cosmetology if the surgery failed. It worked and she continued her business.She had taught all her life and felt that now was the time in her career to give back. She took up the new challenge and started NeeCee’s College of Cosmetology in November 2010. The school offers three levels of courses. Nail Tech specializes just in nails and that course is 600 hours of instruction. Facial is 750 hours andNeeCee supervising. Photo by Joe Starkeyconcentrates on skin care. The cosmetology course is 1500 hours and is complete coverage of nails, facials and hair. She is proud of the course as the students are both State Board and Saloon ready when they graduate. Asked the difference between those qualifications, she explained that the State Board is basic cuts and hygiene. Saloon means the student knows current styles and cuts and how to stay ahead of the hair fashion trends.The school offers all of the services of a saloon at considerably less. The trade off is that they are done by students under the supervision of an instructor. It takes more time as the student is learning and really wants to do a good job.You can schedule an appointment or simply walk in. They are located near Hobby Lobby and open 8 AM to 4:00 PM and 4:30 to 9:30 PM.Mrs. Ayers. Photo by Joe Starkey