Cosmetology Students Entertain Guests at Annual Hair Show

Guests, family and friends were able to preview the latest hair and make-up styles at the Annual Cosmetology Spring Hair Show on April 7, at Stanly Community College (SCC). Since last January, Linda Hatley, SCC Cosmetology Instructor, has been working diligently with students, faculty and staff, to organize the annual student hair show. “We are very proud of our Cosmetology students. They’ve worked hard preparing their models for the show. This was a great opportunity for them to gain hands-on experience while showcasing their talent,” said Ms. Hatley.

This year’s event featured hair and make-up styles ranging from modern to traditional. The models that participated in the show ranged in age from five to fifty-years-old. Over 100 guests attended the show to see the models stroll on the stage in the Dennis Auditorium dressed in their spectacular sequins, silk, and lace gowns and dresses. Each model’s hair and make-up was prepared by a Cosmetology student and some students had more than one model to beautify.

Robin McCree, SCC Interim President, gave opening remarks. Michael Sperling, Associate Dean of Business & Career Technology and Alicia Herrin, Director of Small Business & Entrepreneurial Development, introduced each Cosmetology student, along with his or her model(s).

At the conclusion of the show, Cosmetology students that will be graduating in May received a special pin. Graduates from the Albemarle campus included: Alexis Strickland, Breanna Kimrey, Destiny Absher, Dana Howard and Julie Phoumsavath.

Graduates from West Stanly High School included: Allison White, Bree Beachum, Hayley Frick, Hunter Barringer, Kailia Fiddler, Katelyn Owen, Olivia Tucker, Summer Helms and Natalie Linker.

Cosmetology Instructors, David Smith, Gena Trogdon, Tammy Shepherd, Kimberly Herrin and Sabrina Shaw also helped guide and support the students throughout the show.

In the fall of 2014, SCC partnered with Stanly County Schools and West Stanly High School to teach a Cosmetology Career & College Promise (CCP) program. Students take clients from the general public just like the Cosmetology Department at Burleson Square. The high school students perform all the same services offered at the Albemarle location; haircuts, perms, colors, highlights/low-lights, manicures, pedicures, etc.

The West Stanly High School’s Cosmetology services are available to the general public from 1:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday; 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday; and 12:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Fridays. Please help these students by calling to book an appointment at (704) 485-2793.

The Albemarle location services are available to the general public from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Monday; 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. To book an appointment with a student, please call (704) 982-3304. The next Cosmetology program begins in August in the new Cosmetology Center, located on the Albemarle campus. To register contact David Smith at (704) 991-0376 or

Cosmetology Hair Show

Over one hundred guests attended the Spring Cosmetology Hair Show held at Stanly Community College last Thursday evening. Pictured are just a few of the students and models that participated in the show (L-R): Alexis Strickland, Grace Brown, Nina Brown, Allison White, Victoria Helms, Shannon Mabry and Ashleigh Whisnant. Standing in front of her cousin, Allison White, is six-year-old model, Mallie Hart.