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Born Into Beauty

August 2006 issue of Skin Inc. magazine

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“I literally cut my teeth on permanent wave rods,” replies Paulette Agha, owner of Beneficial Skinworks in Clemmons, North Carolina, when asked how she got her start in the beauty industry. As the daughter of a woman who owned beauty salons and schools throughout the Southeast, and who also was the education director for several major companies such as Clairol, Agha had no choice but to become an expert in the industry.

Like a typical teenager, Agha recalls that she kept insisting she didn’t want to go into the field, but, with her mother’s encouragement, she attended beauty school during her summer vacation from high school. During this time, she found that she was interested in all aspects of the profession that the other students weren’t—namely, skin care, makeup and nails. “I had to wait to become old enough to go to the state board to get my license. By the time I was 17, I had 2,300 hours,” Agha explains. At the age of 18, she had both her cosmetology and teaching licenses, went to college, got married and had children—“in that order,” she laughs.

When her children began attending school, Agha decided to look for a part-time position at a salon. A friend talked her into working at her salon four days a week. Six months later, Agha was the manager. Soon afterward, she was offered a teaching position at Guilford Technical Community College in Jamestown, North Carolina, at half the hours and double the pay. She took it and retired 13 years later as the cosmetology department chair.

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