The overwhelming support and excitement for the Skyline College Cosmetology Club Hurricane Relief Fundraiser hosted on September 20, 2017 was more than the students and staff could have ever expected. After countless weeks of preparation, this student-run club overseen by program coordinator Cassidy Ryan welcomed over 100 guests in the salon and spa that evening. Event guests had the opportunity to let loose and indulge with mocktails, appetizers, styling, mini facials and so much more. The charitable contributions allowed the Cosmetology Club to donate $2,000.00 towards the Professional Beauty Association Disaster Relief Fund. Established in 1955 by the National Cosmetology Association, the Disaster Relief Fund assists salon professionals in rebuilding their lives following the devastation of a natural disaster. One hundred percent of funds donated go directly to beauty industry professionals.

“Being able to help those in need just by doing something that I love makes all the work worthwhile,” Brianna Maestas, Cosmetology senior student said.

Anna McCarty-Cox, Cosmetology junior student and Cosmetology Club President remarked, “The turnout and success of this event was amazing. It has inspired the Cosmetology Club cabinet members and I to continue to go above and beyond for future events. I want to thank all the students who participated during our Hurricane Relief Fundraiser. Charity is love and giving back to those in need is the best way to show the world we care.”

Cassidy Ryan, Program Coordinator and Club Advisor, said, “We are thrilled to have welcomed so many individuals from the campus and community in to enjoy our facilities. We thank you for your continued support of the Cosmetology and Wellness programs.”

Article by Robyn Ledesma | Photo by Carmen Richardson

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