Rochester's First Black-Owned Beauty School Opens Its Doors
Rochester welcomed its first ever Black-owned beauty school on Saturday with the grand opening of Visions School of Beauty. Owner Kenisha June has worked over 20 years to reach this dream.
"We are the fourth cosmetology school in Rochester but the first Black-owned one," said June. "I'm just so excited to build this legacy, train aspiring stylists, and give back."
Visions School of Beauty will teach all kinds of beauty skills - hair, nails, skin, and how to run a business too, while being able to take up to 16 students at once.
June has over 25 years under her belt as a stylist and salon owner. She is excited to share what she's learned. "I'll be teaching them everything I've learned - hair, beauty, and the business side," June said.
Though the start date isn't final yet, June hopes to start classes soon. She and her husband Jerome see the school as an opportunity to create jobs and make a positive impact.
"We don't just want to be known as a Black-owned salon, we want to provide jobs, training, and hope," said Jerome.
Visions School of Beauty is a big achievement as Rochester's first Black-owned beauty school. But for the Junes, it's only the beginning. Their goal is to keep creating chances for people for years ahead.