Looking And Feeling Good 2009: Hair Joan

Looking and feeling good

More than hair…
Joan Crawford said: I think the most important thing a woman can have – next to talent, of course – is her hairdresser. For most of us, looking our best helps us feel our best. It is a bit shallow and superfluous indeed, but it definitely helps improve our mood and outlook. It is a bit more economical and healthier than other options. Cosmetology and hair salons have had a bad rap for years. The images that come to our heads are of gossiping, loud, wild hair creatures with long nails and little substance. Hair salons are a cacophony of sounds – hair dryers, scissors, shavers and conversations – and pungent odors. But for many, our cosmetologists are friends, confidantes and therapists. The salon is our refuge – a place where we can feel better about ourselves, where we can be self-centered, concentrating only on ourselves. While we concentrate on ourselves, hairdressers are hard at work and at Blue Ridge Community College, they are also working hard for the community. Through BRCC’s Cosmetology Club, members do volunteer work in many venues. It is amazing what this particular group of students is accomplishing. In the midst of volunteering throughout the county, it is outstanding that the Cosmetology Department still has the time and energy to run a full service salon. They offer cosmetology (styles and cuts, color, nails, etc.) and esthetics (facials, makeup, hair removal, etc.) services at BRCC’s Sink Building at a discounted price. Haircuts start at five dollars, and if you want to add a perm and a shampoo, your total would be only $35. They also color hair, starting at $25, and do highlights starting at $35. Manicures ($8) and pedicures ($15) are offered, a set of acrylic nails are $25 at the salon. If you really need pampering, a European facial is $30. The Cosmetology Salon daytime hours are from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday to Friday, and evening hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday. The esthetics salon is by appointment only but is open from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday to Thursday, and during the evening from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For cosmetology appointments, call 694-1872 and for esthetics services, please call 694-1777.
BRCC’s cosmetology students are training not only to be great professionals, through hands-on practice but they are also learning the importance of giving of themselves for the betterment of others and their community. This is an invaluable lesson that they will take with them with their associate, diploma or certificate. Darlene Cope, cosmetology instructor, is making sure that these students are more than just hair.

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