PRLog - April 15, 2014 - LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- Both a cosmetology student and her entry at a regional hair show blossomed at the Educational Forum in Fort Worth, Texas. Fabrae Tafoya, a cosmetology student at Olympian University, 1460 Missouri Ave in Las Cruces received 3rd place in the recent fantasy hair competition with her cherry blossom entry.
3rd place cherry blossoms
However, Dora Borunda, the school’s director and Phase 2 instructor said Tafoya blossomed as a student as well after placing in the highly-acclaimed student hair show.
“Fabrae has a lot of natural talent, but her confidence didn’t match her ability,” said Borunda. “She had started and stopped cosmetology school before and when she reentered our program I told her she absolutely needed to compete in the student hair competition in Fort Worth, Texas. Competing boosted her enthusiasm, and after she won 3rd place she literally blossomed as a cosmetology student and stylist. Since then she has graduated, is working at a local salon and is very happy.”
Tafoya’s entry was a mannequin head disguised as a blossoming cherry tree with wispy, fuchsia blossoms, branches made from wire wrapped in chestnut-colored hair as well as makeup that completed the Japanese cherry tree-inspired look.
The contestants in the fantasy category were encouraged to pull out the stops on their themed entry to create a hair and makeup idea on a mannequin that would wow the judges, spectators and fellow students. Each entry was judged based on creativity, originality, innovation, color and theme.
Olympian University is a cosmetology school that provides students with a distinguished environment that mirrors many of the upscale salons that will employ the cosmetology school’s graduates after they complete school and earn their cosmetology license.
“Cosmetology is a great career that offers stylists flexibility and creativity in their work environment, as well as the opportunity to help people look and feel good,” said Margie Wisniski, vice president of operations. “We invite anyone interested in learning more to make an appointment and take a tour of our schools and see what sets them apart from the rest.”
In addition to the award-winning beauty schools in Las Cruces, Alamogordo, Albuquerque and Roswell, New Mexico the company owns ITS Academy of Beauty in Texas and Lawton, Oklahoma, International Academy of Hair Design in Arizona and Hair Benders Academy in Florida.
For more information visit www.beautyschoolrocks.com or call the Las Cruces beauty school at 575-523-7181.
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