Meet Ms. Keck, Cosmetology teacher

Ms. Keck is a Cosmetology teacher at Lehigh Career & Technical Institute.

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Who are you and what’s your role at LCTI?

My name is Ms. Keck and I’m a Cosmetology teacher at Lehigh Career & Technical Institute.

What’s your educational background?

I have my cosmetology license and a cosmetology teacher certification, as well as a bachelor’s degree in fashion merchandising and small business management and a master’s degree in education. I also have certifications in the following areas:

  • CHI Enviro American Smoothing System
  • CHI Quick Smooth
  • CHI Transformation
  • Thermafuse F450 amino smoothing system
  • Coppola Keratin Complex
  • Thermal Ionic Straightening System
  • Matrix perms
  • Barbicide and Barbicide COVID-19
  • Milady Infection Control
  • Farouk Systems-CHI cream color, CHI liquid shine shades, Biosilk, Sunglitz, INFRA, Chromashine
  • Matrix- SoColor and ColorSync
  • Paul Mitchell- The Color, PM Shines, INK
  • Goldwell- Topchic and Colorance
  • Redken- Shades EQ
  • American Crew
  • Icon shears
  • Farouk Systems up styling class
  • Farouk Systems product knowledge
  • Sam Villa haircutting and styling
  • Curly hair
  • OPI Acrylic Nails
  • Odyssey Nails
  • CND Shellac
  • Gelish

What’s your professional background?

Like my students, I am a product of a technical high school and have 14-plus years experience in the cosmetology industry. I have worked in various salons and was a district sales manager for Farouk Systems. In addition to teaching at LCTI, I am an educator for Farouk Systems. Working for Farouk Systems for the past 14 years (the makers of CHI and Biosilk hair products) has given me the opportunity to travel the country educating salons and sales representatives, I have done hair for CHI at QVC and was in a Biosilk commercial in Asia.

What’s your claim to fame?

I have always worked in the cosmetology industry in one way or another, but after I graduated college I was a manager for a Japanese retail company where I trained and lived in Japan for a few months! Since then, I’ve traveled across the world to various countries just for fun! I love learning, experiencing new things and traveling.

What do you love about working at LCTI?

I love watching my students grow into amazing young stylists, stepping outside of their comfort zone and being creative!

Learn more about the Cosmetology program at LCTI.

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