Carla Smith has made Cosmetology. With over 35 years in the Cosmetology industry, she has had a front row seat for the constant and amazing changes in the Industry. Cosmetology has never been boring and the phrase “if you love your job, you never work a day in your life” is her motto. Receiving her Cosmetology Instructor license in 1990 and her Master Barber Instructor license in 1995 was the beginning of what has become for her, the best part of the industry. Carla is always looking for a new challenge, having the experience gained from teaching, managing. She has worked in admissions in four different Cosmetology schools in addition to two years working in departmental administration at New Mexico State University, which has given her the opportunity to work with and motivate a variety of students from numerous backgrounds.