Date: 4-16-07

HCC Cosmetology Students Place High in Regional Competition

Several Haywood Community College cosmetology students placed high in a recent regional competition held at HCC. The college coordinates and hosts competitions twice a year for HCC and area colleges. All HCC cosmetology students are required to compete in the competition. Deborah Ball, HCC Department Chair of Cosmetic Arts, said that the competition is part of the students’ entrepreneurial skill sets. “It prepares them for the salon world as well as promotes team work among the students,” Ball said.

For the second year in a row, Amy Grooms was the overall student winner of the competition. She placed first in nail art, salon cut and color, grab bag, and evening make-up. Samantha Little placed first in total trend, second in chignon long hair mannequin, and third in salon cut and color, and creative evening make-up. Stephanie King placed first in chignon long-hair and third in grab bag extraordinaire. Samantha Burress placed second in grab bag. Bryn McNeil placed first in total trend team. Tiffany Kyle placed second in nail art and Toni Burrell placed third in nail art.

The HCC Cosmetology program is comprehensive, covering all areas of advanced training in hair color and design, skin care, and nail technology. Students complete the program salon-ready and graduate with workplace confidence and effective communication skills. The program also prepares students to operate their own business through the REAL program (Rural Entrepreneurship Through Actual Learning).

For more information about HCC cosmetology evening or traditional courses this summer semester, please call 627-4500.