It’s more than two and a half decades after she planned to do so, but Kelly Wynn finally is using her cosmetology degree.
Wynn, who has been in property management for 24 years, has opened Skinz within Salon Studios at 4567 W. Central to do skin rejuvenation and tattoo removal.
“It was something I thought about pretty heavily for the last two years,” she says.
Wynn has had her cosmetology license for 28 years.
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“My grandmother paid for me to go to cosmetology school straight out of high school.”
Her mother was in the property management business, though, and Wynn followed her into that. She found that she could make money doing it.
“I just kept doing it.”
Several things prompted Wynn to switch careers.
“I was so burnt out on property management,” she says.
Also, she says, “I felt guilty.”
Wynn says her grandmother’s gift weighed on her, and that’s partly why she kept her cosmetology license.
“I kept thinking ‘you never know.’ ”
Mostly, though, Wynn says she thinks she can help people with their skin, which she says in turn helps them in other ways.
“It’s definitely something that I see makes people feel better about themselves.”
Wynn lost 171 pounds and had a tummy tuck.
“I know how much better I feel doing what I did.”
She says someone close to her has acne scars, and she’s seen how they have affected him. With Skinz, she says, she can help.
“I can’t fix him overnight.”
Wynn says he’s already starting to see results, though.
“He’s just more confident.”