Cerritos College Cosmetology Students Wins Scholarships

Cosmetology student, Jennifer Lontajo, was awarded the 2014 John Pelloni Cosmetology Scholarship.
Jennifer and Technology Division Dean, Dr. Nick Real
Jennifer and Technology Division Dean, Dr. Nick Real
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NORWALK, Calif. - May 8, 2014 - PRLog -- The scholarship was established in memory of Cosmetology Professor John Pelloni, and is awarded to outstanding students in the Cosmetology Department.

The award was presented to Jennifer on May 8th, 2014.

“I had a job that wasn’t going anywhere and I had always wanted to get into beauty. So I went to Cerritos College because I knew it would be a good choice, and it has been!” said Jennifer Lontajo.

“Jennifer is truly deserving of this award. She’s a dedicated and passionate student. And just last month her work was awarded 1st place at our Cosmetology Open House Competition,” said Pat Novinski, Cerritos College Cosmetology Department Chair and Cosmetology Professor.


The Cerritos wpxwm College Cosmetology Program’s mission is to prepare students for a career. Cerritos College offers Cosmetology and Esthetician programs.  The Cosmetology program provides students with the skills to cut, color, perm, straighten, and braid hair, manicure, pedicure, and skin care as well as other applications and techniques. Students in the Esthetician program learn how to analyze skin, perform facials, massages, extractions, make-up, and how to treat skin.

The Cerritos College Cosmetology Program consists of 1600 clocked hours, of which 75% is spent performing hands-on applications. The Esthetician Program consists of 600 clocked hours, of which 75% is spent performing hands-on applications. The program also houses a salon which is open to the public and prepares students for their career by providing real life training.

Have you considering a career in Cosmetology or Esthetics? Do you have a passion for working with your hands and interacting with people? A career in Cosmetology or Esthetics could be perfect for you! If you are interested, visit http://cms.cerritos.edu/cosmetology/ and https://www.facebook.com/CerritosCollegeCosmetologyor call us at (562) 467-5047.

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