Cosmo black history eventThe Cosmetology/Wellness department held an event in honor of Black History Month on February 22. Students from all levels of the program participated in the event. Senior and junior students created live looks on models representative of various cultures. Freshman students participated in a project called “Cultures of the World” where mannequins were displayed honoring Congo, Sudan, Malawi, and Uganda. Students honored cultures through makeup, and use of colorful fabrics that gave their artistic creativity insight into the meanings of tradition and history through researching these cultures not forgotten but celebrated today.

In a multicultural society, we all gain from seeking to understand and identify with different cultures. As cosmetologists, we can explore and honor many cultures with hairstyles, makeup, nail art, and costume.

Article by Cassidy Ryan