2017-11-01 / Living

PCC students win in Cosmetology Contest

Fantasy Hair winners 
submitted Fantasy Hair winners submitted RALEIGH — On Oct. 21, 50 North Carolinia community college students competed in the second annual Fantasy Hair and Makeup and Total Evening Elegance Contests at the North Carolina State Fair.

Six community colleges and one high school were represented as students demonstrated skills and creativity in these two contests.

In Fantasy Hair and Makeup Tori Clayton of Roxboro and a student at Piedmont Community College took fifth place.

In Total Evening Elegance, Courtney Conway of Roxboro and a student at Piedmont Community College took second place and Elizabeth Albright, also of Roxboro and Piedmont Community College garnered third place. Kasi Jefferson of Yanceyville and Piedmont Community College took fourth place.

During the Fantasy Hair and Makeup Contest, students were tasked with creating unique designs and fantasy concepts on live models.

Students were judged on the overall creativity, makeup application, hair design, costuming, and the use of props and prosthetics.

Total Evening Elegance winners 
submitted Total Evening Elegance winners submitted There were designs inspired by Alice in Wonderland, The Walking Dead, changing seasons, the medieval period and more.

Students competing in the Total Evening Elegance Contest had the challenge of creating an elegant hairstyle and makeup scheme to a cosmetic mannequin. The hairstylists exhibited detail and intricacy in their designs. The styles students created could go from the red carpet to a state dinner at the White House.

Judges had to determine the top five in each of the two categories and over $1,000 worth of hair and make-up equipment was given along with $600 in cash prizes.

Participants came from Alamance Community College, Carteret Community College, Guilford Technical Community College, Piedmont Community College (Roxboro and Yanceyville campuses), Wake Technical Community College and Vernon Malone College & Career Academy.

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