Today we’d like to introduce you to Kyler Burch.
Kyler, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
My parents were in the Air Force, so growing up we moved every two years. It was hard as a kid to pick up and leave behind your home and friends so often. I didn’t realize it then but it would teach me so many life skills I rely on today. Moving so often forces you to be adaptable to any situation and open to new ideas and experiences. As an esthetician, I interact with so many different types of people on a daily basis, and thanks to my unique upbringing, I connect easily with anyone I get the chance to interact with. When I was younger, I hated having to make new friends and start over all the time, but now, I look forward to meeting new people and throwing myself into new adventures!
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It’s always hard being the new kid, or the new employee, and especially hard to start over somewhere you don’t know anyone. Making friends and fitting in wasn’t always easy. I was extremely shy growing up and still struggle with some social anxiety today. I think it’s important to acknowledge your fears and do your best to push past them, and understand that the people around are probably feeling the same way to an extent. As a kid and young adult, I relied on my parents to help push me out of my comfort zone, that is definitely something that is hard to do for yourself. Take it a little at a time, you don’t always have to dive in head first!
Please tell us more about your work, what you are currently focused on and most proud of.
I work as an esthetician at a local Aveda salon where I specialize in brow shaping and microblading. I absolutely LOVE what I do! I get the chance to work with so many different people every day and make them feel beautiful, what’s better than that?! It’s the best feeling, having someone tell you that your work has made them feel more confident in themselves. It’s the most rewarding part of my job, to see someone look at themselves in a different light. I try to connect with all my guests on a personal level and create true relationships with them. I think that comes from moving and making new friends so often growing up. I believe my friendships with my guests set me apart as a service provider.
What’s the most important piece of advice you could give to a young woman just starting her career?
Take every opportunity for education, or mentorship you can, be a sponge! I am always learning even from people in other industries. There is always something to be learned from everyone and every situation.
- Instagram: @ky_brows