Beauty and Barber

TRICKS OF THE TRADE:Collaborating within the division to give our high schoolers the opportunity to practice using their vocational skills while helping meet the needs of our elementary school students.

GWENDOLYN GREEN(an ISS Coordinator at CHS)TIA COURTNEY(a cosmetology teacher at CHS), andSOPHELIA ROLLINS(an ISS Coordinator at BGE), all came together to create a program called Beauty and Barber.  This program was developed to not only help elementary students feel good about themselves by providing free haircuts and styles once a week, but also to give high school students an opportunity to practice their cosmetology skills.  The program includes the collaboration of building principals for approval, teachers to identify students who can participate, transportation to get students from school to school, and students to cut and style the hair.  

[Beauty and Barber originated with a non-profit organization called Colorless Missions that aims to help improve families through livelihood programs, providing school supplies, and support outreach programs.  They help to heal, restore, and build lasting relationships in the community through outreach, service projects, acts of kindness, and prayer.]

Barber and Beauty collageTeachers with Beauty and Barber

Congratulations, Cosmetology!

Congratulations to Emily Gillespie and Alita Hix for placing 10th in the total look competition at the state fair. Samira Price placed 3rd in the Manikin Competition at the state fair. Great Job Ladies!


CHS Cosmetology Shows Their Skills

Congratulations to the following winners of the Cosmetology Competition at the Spotsylvania Technical Center on February 15th.

Amayah Walker-3rd Place Esthetics Competition
LeAnn Finney-2nd Place in the Nails Competition
Heaven Smith-3rd Place in the Barbers Competition
Shayla Wilkerson-3rd Place in the Nails Competition

Many thanks to all who competed.  You represented the Cavalier Nation with style!

CHS Students Learn About Cosmetology Registered Apprenticeships

Our Cosmetology students met with the Virginia Department of Labor & Industry’s Miguel Granillo-Cordova  and  Salon23’s Jasmine Harvey-Ware to learn about Cosmetology Registered Apprenticeships.

The Virginia Registered Apprenticeship is a training system that produces highly skilled workers to meet the demands of employers competing in a global economy through a combination of on-the-job training and classroom instruction. It is a “win-win” approach to workforce development for more than 13,000 apprentices (employees) throughout the Commonwealth. The students also learned about other available Registered Apprenticeships.

Cosmetology Registered Apprentiship Interest MeetingCosmetology Registered Apprentiship Interest Meeting