Virginia College Cosmetology news from Richmond, Macon, Chattanooga and Augusta

Oct 1, 2014

Recently, Virginia College in Richmond staffers from the Cosmetology department hit the airwaves to talk about their second-annual hair competition and beauty expo, Daydreams and Nightmares, which recently took place on campus.

Charmaine Eaglin, Cosmetology Program Director and Monique Larkins-Funches, Administrative Assistant, joined an 8News anchor in the studio for this news segment.

The Macon Cosmetology department recently sponsored an Industry Day for upcoming graduates. The guest speaker was China Smith of Unique Faces Studio in Atlanta, who encouraged the students to find their specific interest and work at being their best. A Career Services representative spoke to the students about building professional networks to promote their hair business.

Ms. Smith, along with guest stylists, gave demonstrations on makeup applications, brow arching, lash application, sculpting and styling techniques. Guest barbers demonstrated various barbering techniques for male haircuts. Photographer Larry Pearson provided photo shoots of the student makeovers.

Employers on campus for the event included Great Clips, Merle Norman, J.C. Penney's Salon, Tame Salon, Max Cosmetics, Dillards, Changes Salon & Day Spa, Brianna's on Third, Ciao Bella Salon, WSM Salon, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Atlanta Barber Mero, M.T. Signature Salon and Nairobi Professionals.

In Chattanooga, four days of celebrating the fashion arts culminated in a Grand Finale Couture Runway Event in early September and Virginia College Cosmetology students had a lot to do with its success.

For two days, the students demonstrated their skills in providing hair and makeup services for the models who took part in the Couture Runaway event. Cosmetology instructor Mattie Stokes commented on how the students were patient with the models, many of whom were newcomers to this event.

Cosmetology student Janethia Payton (pictured above) said, "I am so excited to be involved in something like this is definitely one of my goals to make this part of my career once I graduate."

Chattanooga Fashion Week is an art and fashion event that creates buzz for, and gives an outlet to, fashion houses, buyers, and culture enthusiasts in Chattanooga and beyond. In addition, the event promotes the charity Autism Speaks.

The Chattanooga Cosmetology students did a fantastic job in representing Virginia College through their professionalism, teamwork, and excitement.

Cosmetology students and staffers in Augusta recently helped behind the scenes at the Arts Meets Fashion charity event in Augusta.

The volunteers helped 30 models prepare hair and makeup for the event.