From left, sisters Alixandra Pena and Elisa Pena followed in the footsteps of their mother Erin Rose on their way to Joseph's College in Norfolk.


It all started with Erin Rose, who graduated from Joseph's College in 2013.

Little did she know at that time, her two daughters would soon be following in her footsteps.

Alixandra Pena graduated from the Norfolk college in 2015 and her younger sister Elisa Pena is scheduled to graduate in early 2018.

Mom set the tone for her daughters. Erin was always practicing on their hair, and they liked what they saw her doing.

The Schuyler family enjoys the diverse culture the town offers and knows the importance of being trained in all hair types.

A salon is in the family's plans and when Elisa graduates, they'll be ready to put that plan in action.

Erin offers this advice for people interested in the profession: "We are not born cosmetologists. If it were that easy, anyone could do it. We wouldn't have to go to school to learn all the complexities of our craft. Stick with it and it will definitely pay off. Luckily, my family chose Joseph's College to get started. It's an amazing career."


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