Cosmetology School to Offer Middle School Makeovers

Cosmetology students are required to accumulate hundreds of hours of class time and clinical experience on the salon floor before being eligible for graduation and licensing in most states. One of the most popular ways to obtain the required experience is through a salon at the beauty school or community events. The Fort Scott Community College’s cosmetology program is hosting one such event for area middle school students.

A recently formed partnership between the Fort Scott Middle School parent organization VIPs and the Fort Scott Community College Cosmetology program will result in a free “Day of Beauty” for middle school-aged girls this Saturday.

More than 60 FSCC cosmetology students will be working throughout the day to doll-up at least 50 sixth, seventh and eighth grade students free of charge. The services include hairstyles and “up-do’s,” along with nail polish and nail art.

Stephanie George, a FSMS teacher and VIP member, said the group does “a lot for the school,” but doesn’t always have events or activities geared directly toward the students. Other events the VIPs have sponsored or hosted are movie and pool nights during the summer; fundraising opportunities for the school and students; and FSMS Family Fun Night, set for April 20 this year.

George said she and other VIP members thought this would be an enjoyable day for girls.

“We thought this was a great chance for the girls to have a day of beauty,” George said. “I think they’re going to love it.”

George announced the salon opportunity last week. She said the most common response from the girls was excitement.

“One of the girls was like ‘YES!'” George said.

FSMS girls were sent home with notes advertising the free salon day after the announcement. Parents were required to call the cosmetology school in advance to schedule appointments.

Read more on the event from the Fort Scott Tribune

More about Fort Scott Cosmetology Schools:

FSCC Cosmetology Program

FSCC Manicuring