Cosmetology students keeping busy at CCTI
Carbon Career & Technical Institute cosmetology instructor Tammy Marshall addressed the CCTI Joint Operating Committee to give an update on the Cosmetology Department’s activities.
The biggest project is the salon, which is open to the public.
“We are very lucky,” Marshall said. “Our salon is extremely busy right now. It’s a great benefit for my students as well as the community. Today (Feb. 23) we had access in the salon, and we were completely booked. My students had multiple clients, and some of the clients had multiple things done. They learned what a real-world situation is.”
The students also offer a CCTI Haircut Clinic during school hours, where fellow students can get haircuts for $4.
Another new project this year is the Evening Spa. Clients choose from a variety of packages such as manicures, pedicures, hair styles, facials, and more. The spa has been very popular; all the appointments are booked.
“These events have helped bridge the committee’s knowledge of services we offer, allowed the students to build communication skills and comfort with services, and allowed consumers who work school hours the opportunity to use the salon services,” Marshall said.
Marshall and Heather Cassidy were also advisers for the CCTI Dance Committee, which held a Valentine Dance on Feb. 2. Joining them at the meeting were members of the Dance Committee: Xavier Boston, Health Medical senior, Jim Thorpe; Carlos Lopez Rodriguez, Cosmetology junior, Lehighton; Ella Burns, Cosmetology senior, Panther Valley; and Heather Cassidy, Cosmetology instructional aide. Students Holly Zumerling and Aida Pope, also on the committee, were not present.
“We were excited with the idea,” Ella Burns, a senior in the Cosmetology Department from Panther Valley, said. “I talked with some of my classmates, and we formed the dance committee with hopes to have the students’ ideas brought into the dance. Mr. (Brent) Borzak brought us to the store and let us pick out our decorations. The day of the dance, some of us stayed after school to get everything ready. It was great fun ... everyone enjoyed it.”
“A lot of students came up to us the day after and said we did a good job,” added committee member Xavier Boston. “They said they hoped we would have another one soon.”