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Alumni Spotlight: Yokayra Rojas, Owner of Enchantress Beauty Spa

#AlumniSpotlight on Esthetics grad, Yokayra Rojas, a lifelong learner who dreamed of working in the beauty industry! Her pursuit of knowledge and passion for her trade drove her to attend CV, gaining the knowledge and skills that prepared her to open her own spa! To Yokayra, pursuing one’s passion will always bring forth a satisfying and fulfilling professional life, despite the obstacles that may arise. That’s why, despite the challenges she faced while opening her business, she wouldn’t trade her profession for any other in the world.  The most valuable thing CV taught her was that we always have room to learn more. Yokayra has continued her education after graduating, which has been essential in ensuring her clients get the best and most up-to-date treatments. Every day, she strives to improve her practice and hopes to inspire the next generation of beauty enthusiasts to do the same!  Read the full interview on our Educated Insights destination by clicking the link in our bio and scrolling to ‘Alumni Spotlight Series’.⁣

  1. What specialty(s) did you study during your time at CV? I went to Christine Valmy for the Esthetician course.
  2. What year did you graduate? I graduated right before the pandemic in 2020.
  3. What are you doing now? I am a solo esthetician with a store font location in Washington Heights
  4. What was your journey like to get to your current role? Becoming a business owner has been challenging but worth it, I create my own schedule, but also I am working in the field that I love.
  5. What was your favorite part about your time as a CV student? My favorite part about my time at CV was getting to know many people with the same passion as me, some of whom I still keep in contact with.
  6. What is something you learned during your time at CV that has stuck with you today? At CV, I learned always to keep educating myself to give the client the best possible experience.
  7. Do you have any advice for someone who is considering a beauty education? The beauty industry is fast-growing, and if you have a passion for beauty, you will enjoy what you’re doing while making money. It will never feel like a job.
  8. Do you have any wise words for students who are about to graduate and look for their first professional job in the industry? My advice is to keep educating yourself and not sell yourself short. Do not doubt yourself. You are a professional and received an esthetic license because you know exactly what you are doing. Do not let fear get in the way of your success.

Our ultimate goal is to provide our students with a strong foundation upon which to grow a flourishing career. Marina Valmy, our leader, calls this a “root system,” and it’s why our success as educators is embodied by the successes of our alumni. To celebrate this, we feature the achievements of our fabulous graduates in our Alumni Spotlight series. Each Spotlight showcases an interview with a Christine Valmy graduate about their educational and professional journeys.