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Cosmetology Graduates Donate Scrapbook Collection to CPTC Library

May 4, 2016 05:32 PM

(Back Row) Onecia Lanier Selph with Carson Cowen, Daniel Dawson, Jerrell Bednar, Janice Summerall, Annise Proctor, Becky Williams Blount (Front Row) Arlene Dixon, Nona McLeod, Sarah McClellan, and Leigh BarnardFormer members of the Waycross Hairdresser’s Association met earlier this week to review news articles and memorabilia found in a collection of scrapbooks being donated to the Coastal Pines Technical College Library on the Waycross campus. The scrapbooks, compiled by area cosmetologists and members of the association, including those gathered for the occasion, were presented to the college library that day, May 2, in hopes that students who are motivated to accelerate their careers will read about the various activities to learn ways to promote their talents, advertise their business, and build a clientele. Current CPTC students and local cosmetologists, especially those who were active in the local hairdressers affiliate, are invited to visit the CPTC library to enjoy the books. The scrapbooks are also available to the general public.

As active affiliates of the Georgia and National Hairdressers and Cosmetologists Association (NHCA) for many years, area cosmetologists remained current on makeup and hairstyle trends through twice yearly educational clinics. These events provided demonstrations on new hair coloring and chemical texture techniques, as well as cuts and styles. The clinics usually included fashion shows to demonstrate coordination of hair and clothing trends.

The scrapbooks portray community appreciation and outreach. Hairdressers are shown providing education and free beauty services to organizations assisting underprivileged individuals. National Cosmetology Week was promoted and publicized by cosmetology instructors, students and local master hairdressers through educational events, such as tours of the cosmetology department and demonstrations and classes for local schools and civic organizations. Students also created bulletin boards for display on campus and at area businesses to recognize national cosmetology week.

To show appreciation for community support and to "give back" financially, the affiliate members and cosmetology students were involved in fundraising activities throughout the year. During the annual kick-off breakfast for National Cosmetology Week, checks were donated to attending representatives of local community service programs, such as Magnolia House, Rehabilitation Workshop, Birthright, and Salvation Army, to name a few. Checks were also distributed to the Heritage Center, Lung Association, Cancer Society, Substance Abuse Center, the Waycross Community Theater and many others.

One of the scrapbooks was voted first in the nation for the best National Cosmetology Week publicity program at the national convention in New York, NY. The prize for this award was a free day of education with a member of the NHCA Coiffure Design Committee.

The Coastal Pines Technical College Library is located in the allied health building (Building 2000) on the Waycross campus. For more information about the library or scrapbook collection, call Cassie Clemons at (912) 287-5834. For information about the cosmetology program, visit or call (912) 287-6587.

In the photo: (Back Row) Onecia Lanier Selph with Carson Cowen, Daniel Dawson, Jerrell Bednar, Janice Summerall, Annise Proctor, Becky Williams Blount (Front Row) Arlene Dixon, Nona McLeod, Sarah McClellan, and Leigh Barnard


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