Cosmetology students style the public

HONING SKILLS — Senior cosmetology student Gabby Lewis, a senior cosmetology student at the Jefferson County Joint Vocational School, practices razor cutting on a mannequin. Her class is currently accepting clients from the general public.

BLOOMINGDALE — Senior cosmetology students at the Jefferson County Joint Vocational School are working with the general public and honing their skills in the process.

Instructor Sondra Mount’s class has been accepting appointments since Sept. 12, and students work with clients twice a week to give them a stylish look. Among the services available are shampoos for $3 to spiral perms for $30 and up, in addition to cuts, highlights, facials, waxing, manicures, updos, braids and scalp treatments. Business hours are from 11:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fridays. Some walk-ins are accepted, but appointments are preferred.

“People come out a lot for color and highlights,” said Mount, adding that the site uses Goldwell color products.

She said it gives her students a chance to prepare for a future career in the industry.

“It gives you more experience with people and you do different haircuts,” added student Gabby Lewis. “Whenever you graduate, you have more experience.”

Lewis said she hopes to continue in the cosmetology field after she earns her diploma.

“Having clients also helps with skills with competency and communication,” added classmate Gabrielle McClain.

For information, contact the JCJVS at (740) 264-5545 and ask for cosmetology.