Prepare to be amazed as the cosmetology students present their annual spring hair show.
This year’s extravaganza entitled “Cirque Du Coiffure” is scheduled for May 9 at 7 p.m. in The Haugh Performing Arts Center.
The event will feature the talents of teams made up of cosmetology department students. Planning and preparation is well underway as student stylists create magic and bring their visions to life.
“All students are encouraged to participate in some form,” said Patty Glover, cosmetology professor. “They can choose to work as stylists or models, or if they wish to stay behind the scenes, they can volunteer to work backstage for any crew job.”
“I’m looking forward to the day, but I’m also nervous,” Glover said. “It’s like the opening night of a play. There will be electricity everywhere you look.”
Stylists are paired with models from either the cosmetology department or they are able to choose friends from outside of the class/campus.
Within certain guidelines, stylists have creative freedom to depict their theme as they wish.
To be eligible to present their work in the show, students must register for the event. To meet the deadline of May 6, students must sign up and choose a theme as well as a model.
The Master of Ceremonies of the event will be Bruce Langford, professor of fine and performing arts.
The contestants will be judged by a panel of former cosmetology students as well as local salon owners from the community and Hollywood makeup artists.
Last year’s first place winner, Karlyne Flores, 26, is gunning for a repeat.
Flores first majored in administration of justice, but she soon realized it was not her passion and opted to change careers. She then enrolled at TNT Agency, a hair and makeup trade school. It was here that Flores realized that makeup artistry was the career path she had been looking for.
“I feel like I did things backwards,” said Flores. “I was certified first as a makeup artist and then an esthetician and now cosmetology.”
During last year’s “Earth, Wind & Fire” hair show, Flores won first place along with Renee Sison for their “creature of the earth” presentation using model Nikki Libra.
Acting as both makeup and hair stylist, Carla Mora, 24, who competed in last year’s event, chose a tribal theme for the spring event.
“I really wanted to do something where I could make the hair big and wild,” said Mora. “I didn’t want something perfect, I wanted something more crazy.”
From a model’s point of view, Christine Robles, 19, is eager to wow the crowd. Paired with stylist Sara Tejada, 20, the two will bring the “runways of Paris,” theme to the stage.
“Since we’re graduating, we want to do something crazy and avant-garde,” said Robles. “We want to do something that you wouldn’t imagine would be at a hair show.”
If you’re looking for a night of glamor, beauty and inspiration, you will surely find it at the annual hair show on May 9.
Tickets will be available at the door and can also be purchased in advance at the cosmetology department, located in the first floor of the Professional Center for $10. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Show time is at 7 p.m.
“Everyone should come and enjoy it,” said Glover. “It’s going to be a blast.”