Cathleen Swackhammer, a recent graduate of USF Sarasota-Manatee, has her sights set on a career in hospitality, and she’s looking for a management position where she can exercise her passion for customer service and problem-solving. Cathleen’s final lesson is learning how to dress with style and a bit of bold color.
CATHLEEN’S GOAL “I wanted a fresh, polished look that was complete, beautiful and professional. I also wanted something that I would have never chosen for myself.”
JACKIE’S GOAL “Cathleen needed a modern update to her ‘always in black’ interview outfits. Traditionally the hospitality industry wears a type of uniform on the job; however, I wanted to amp up her style. The silhouette and length of this knit jacket define Cathy’s figure, and the open neckline is flattering and presents plenty of options for jewelry. The subtle pattern of the jacket adds interest and depth to the look while still being black. The bright yellow top is something Cathy never would have tried on her own and suits her vibrant personality and makes her stand out from the crowd. The chunky beaded necklace balances the outfit by breaking up the long jacket and top. To complete the look, Ashley at Fresh Salon gave her face-framing layers and an easy-to-maintain style. Linda, also at Fresh Salon, showed her the subtle power of pink lip color, which was something Cathleen never would have tried.”
CATHLEEN’S TAKE “I was amazed at how I looked in yellow. I also had a blast, and this experience will help me throughout the rest of my career.”
Story and styling by JACKIE ROGERS
Photography by ALEX STAFFORD
Hair by ASHLEY FAGAN
Make-up by LINDA PARA OF FRESH SALON. SPA. STYLE.