Beauty School Students Lower Costs, Raise Money for Veterans

Beauty school students in Oley, PA held a Cutathon this month to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, a charity selected by seniors for the 2nd year running.

The fundraising event was part of the graduation requirements for the students, who set a goal to exceed the $1,000 they raised in the previous year.

The event was led by seven high school seniors from Exeter and Boyertown high schools, and with all of the beauty school’s students participating they met their goal by raising $1,078 for their cause.

The event was held at the beauty school at Berks Career and Technology Center, where a themed salon decorated with tinsel and spray snow accommodated 176 patrons. Santa Claus was on staff to greet the customers who came in to enjoy $1 manicures and $3 haircuts and pedicures during the eleven hour event.

Patrons of the beauty school’s Cutathon event included members of the community and employees of Berks Career and Technology Center. Jeff Moyer, an employee at the center, told Berksmont News that he came in to support the students and cause.

“I came in because it’s for a good cause, and it’s really good experience for the students,” Moyer said.

Beauty school students are required to also write a report and make an oral presentation as part of the graduation requirements at the technical center. The students enjoyed the experience, stating that it was good practice and that it was like running a real salon.

High school senior and beauty school student Alexa Merkel told Berksmont News that she was “…so pleased with how everything went. The entire day ran pretty smoothly even when we were absolutely swamped”.

The event gave students a glance into real-world cosmetology while raising money for a good cause.