Cosmetology students in Greenville, Columbia & Birmingham give back

Feb 2, 2012

Greenville: Cosmetology students at Virginia College welcomed over 70 sophomore and junior students from T.L. Hanna and West Side High School recently. The students are part of a Cosmetology program at Anderson Five Career Campus.

Crystal McGee, a former Virginia College Cosmetology instructor, brought her students to campus in hopes that it will inspire them to pursue higher education. The students toured V's Student Cosmetology Services and several classrooms.

Columbia: Cosmetology students and staff from V's Student Cosmetology Services recently participated in a Day of Service organized by KISS–FM to help give residents of the Hannah House a holiday season to remember. Salon Manager Dawn Holston and Program Director Vera Murray spearheaded the effort.

Hannah House is a residential shelter for homeless and abused women and children.

Birmingham: Students in the Cosmetology and Therapeutic Massage programs at Virginia College in Birmingham provided massages, manicures and other services to attendees of a recent conference at the Sheraton Hotel in Birmingham, raising money for two local charities.

The Women's Missionary Society of the African Methodist Episcopal Church held the meeting, and funds collected for the volunteered services benefited the CUT IT OUT program and Jessie's Place.

CUT IT OUT is a program of the Salons Against Domestic Abuse Fund and is dedicated to mobilizing salon professionals and others to fight the epidemic of domestic abuse in communities across the U.S. Jessie's Place provides a temporary shelter for women and children in Birmingham as they prepare to reach self–sufficiency.