A. Lello

Retired flapper, writer, student, MILSO, and fur mama. A champion of the truth, the underdog and executioner of the deceitful.  

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Confessions of a Beauty School Graduate, Part Six
2 years ago
At the tail-end of the sophomore semester, just before Charlie left on maternity leave, it was time for the academy's Fashion and Hair Show. The whole academy mingled together for the project; instruc...
Confessions of a Beauty School Graduate, Part Five
2 years ago
The semesters were set up to last a month at the Academy. While you only spent four weeks with the instructors, you spent over 10 months growing close to the group you started with. By the time the fi...
Confessions of a Beauty School Graduate, Part Four
2 years ago
One of the guys in my class pissed me off by existing. You know the type, someone just doesn’t fit your ideal and everything about them makes you roll your eyes. You watch them pick up a pen, and that...
Confessions of a Beauty School Graduate, Part Three
2 years ago
I hate “firsts.” First days of school, first days on the job, first dates, first time driving, first drink, first time ANYTHING. My life has been burdened, furthermore, with the gift of social awkward...
Confessions of a Beauty School Graduate, Part Two
2 years ago
“You’re sure you want to do this?” My mother drove me to take a tour of one of the top cosmetology schools in the country. It was cold, raining, and just a week after our first snowfall — that way all...
Confessions of a Beauty School Graduate, Part One
2 years ago
It’s an amazing and daunting thing trying to figure out your life. I knew what I wanted to do, knew that I wanted to amount to something. I knew that really young…the trouble was that I didn’t know ho...