Last week, five students from Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) Cosmetology program volunteered their time and resources to Etowah Landing nursing home in Rome, Georgia. The students fixed the hair, make-up, and nails of all the residents that were participating in the nursing home’s beauty pageant.  

“I feel this is a wonderful experience for the students as well as a way for the college to give back to the community,” stated Anthony Gallman, instructor of Cosmetology.

The Cosmetology students are a mix of traditional and dual enrollment students and are in their second year in the program. Most of these students will take their state board exams next month. The Cosmetology class includes the following individuals; Kirstie Godfrey, Deborah Mayfield, Chrissy Peters, Stevanie Pruitt, and Brooke Ely.

GNTC’s Cosmetology program emphasizes specialized training in safety, sanitation, state laws, rules, and regulations, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, skin, hair, and nail diseases and disorders, hair treatments and manipulations, hair shaping, hair styling, artificial hair, braiding/intertwining hair, chemical reformation and application, skin and nail care, hair coloring, hair lightening, reception, sales, management, math, reading, writing, interpersonal relations development, computer skills, employability skills, and work ethics. The curriculum meets state licensing requirements of the State Board of Cosmetology. Program graduates receive a Cosmetology diploma and are employable as a cosmetology salesperson, cosmetologist, salon manager, or a salon owner.

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