Cosmetology students to present hair, fashion show

Published 12:47 pm Friday, December 9, 2016

A group of local students will bring a little bit of the Big Apple to Winchester this weekend.

Approximately 50 students studying cosmetology at the College for Technical Education, located on Bypass Road, will put on “Broadway,” a hair and fashion show at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Oliver School gym, 30 Oliver St.

Characters from popular Broadway productions like “Lion King,” “Hairspray,” “Grease,” “Wicked,” and “Cats” will come to life at the hands of the students.

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Working in pairs, the future cosmetologists were asked to recreate the hair, make-up and costumes of a main character from a Broadway production on a model. They then created a poster with information about their selected show and themselves.

“We are truly bringing New York to Winchester,” Shawnda Miller, an instructor at CTE, said. “Most of them have even put together a little skit to go with their part of the show. It’s going to be spectacular.”

Miller said the cosmetology college has done hair shows in the past, but on a smaller scale. This is the first time the show has been moved to another location, she said.

The finished projects will be presented on a stage with a seated audience and a panel of judges, Miller said. The hair and fashion show is free to the public.

“It will be as close to a Broadway show as we can get,” she said. “There are 12 teams and basically the whole school is involved in the production.”

Miller said The Salon at JcPenney donated a basket of hair products to be raffled at the show, and Sauté Cafe, CTE’s culinary arts school, will provide refreshments.

The George Rogers Clark High School dance team will provide the opening entertainment.

A panel of judges comprised of cosmetologists and industry professionals will select a first, second and third place winner.

“The students have worked very hard on this,” Miller said. “I don’t think I’ve ever been more proud of a group of students than I am of these ones. I hope this will become an annual thing for our students.”

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Whitney Leggett is managing editor of The Winchester Sun and Winchester Living magazine. To contact her, email or call 859-759-0049.

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