Cosmetology and Therapeutic Massage program news

Apr 4, 2012

The newest V's Student Cosmetology Services locations recently opened at the Biloxi and Columbus campuses of Virginia College. The full-service, student-run retail operations offer a wide variety of services at affordable prices. Virginia College Cosmetology students gain real-world styling experience while learning the skills and creativity they will need to be successful in their cosmetology careers.

The new V's locations will provide haircutting, hairstyling, permanent hair treatments, color treatments, braiding, extensions, body care, nail care, make-up and esthetic services to the community. All work is done by Virginia College cosmetology students under the direct supervision of licensed cosmetology instructors.

Huntsville: Healthy Heart Day recently included student chair massages, student blood pressure screening, and Cosmetology students offering "Color Me Red" hair extensions for $5.00 with proceeds benefitting the American Heart Association.

Above, Cosmetology student Becky Champion works on Student Services Director Shea Terracin and Academic Dean Dr. Jim Hicks.

Biloxi: Hair Force, an organization made up of Virginia College Cosmetology students, recently visited the Fisher House on Keesler Air Force Base to feed the families of those who have loved ones in the Keesler Medical Center. They prepared and served dinner consisting of meat loaf, tilapia, mashed potatoes, green beans, strawberry cake, banana pudding, fruit salad, and tea.

Also in Biloxi, Therapeutic Massage students pampered a group of pregnant military spouses for Valentine's Day.

The students, who are enrolled in the Special Populations course, arranged for the women to receive prenatal massages, lunch, and gifts.

The women, whose husbands are deployed abroad, were very touched by the generosity and care given by the local community and Virginia College. Gifts and donations ranging from gift certificates, free chiropractic evaluations, skin care products, and roses were collected from 11 local donors.

Jacksonville: The recent Cosmetology Hairshow Expo on campus was a big success. Ten industry experts participated—including platform artists, employers, salon owners, distributers, nail technicians and stylists. Representatives from MAC Make-up, Tammy Taylor Nails, Goldwell, Design Essentials, Andis and Burmax were also there.

The Expo participants took notice of the students' skills, the professional environment and the tasty food (prepared by students at Culinard, the Culinary Institute at Virginia College).