Lindsey Malecek originally set out to go into law enforcement.
After she graduated from Redwood Valley High School in 2007, Malecek switched gears.
“I didn’t choose cosmetology, it chose me,” she said. “When I was going to school, I would get up early and sacrifice sleep to do my hair.”
After graduating from cosmetology school last April, Malecek worked at a local convenience store until a position opened up at Hair Company in Redwood Falls.
“I talked to Sue (Tholkes, owner of Hair Company) in May, and took a gamble on waiting. She was sort of busy with the move to her new location,” said Malecek, who started as the newest stylist at Hair Company last week.
Malecek particularly enjoys styling for formal events, such as weddings, and doing nails. She’s planning on adding further training in facials and possibly massage.
“I’ve always gotten my hair done here, and knew the stylists,” said Malecek. “Cosmetology is a continuing education. The ladies here have a lot of knowledge, and I’ve always felt comfortable here.”