CFCC Cosmetology Students Earn Top Honors

WILMINGTON – The Cape Fear Community College Cosmetology Department competed in the Association of Cosmetology Salon Professionals Student Competition in Myrtle Beach on April 4.
During the competition, students earned eleven awards, including Student Team-School of the year for the second year in a row. Last year was the first time the trophy had been taken out of South Carolina.
Shigeta Judge, CFCC’s lead cosmetology instructor was very happy with the results.
“The students all worked very hard and I’m extremely proud of them,” Judge said.
The students had a month and a half to prepare for the competition, which included ten schools from North and South Carolina.
Awards were given for a variety of hair styling, makeup and manicuring categories. The following students placed in the following categories:
FANTASY HAIR- 1st place Brianne Ignezli and model Angela Taylor as “Flamingo”
FANTASY HAIR- 2nd place Rochelle Bacchus and model Jennifer Threatt as “Mermaid”(lt. blue)
FANTASY HAIR- 3rd place Ashlyn Hooks and model Megan Suriano as “Mermaid “(green)
BRIDAL GALA- 1st place Terisha Batson (Tee-Tee)
BRIDAL GALA- 2nd place Travis Nickelson
BRIDAL GALA- 3rd place Lyssa Huston
LADIES EVENING MAKEUP – 1st place Courtney Rodgers and model Meryl Webman
BRAIDING/TWIST STYLE- 2nd place Rochelle Bacchus model Kayla Johnson
STUDENT TEAM-SCHOOL OF THE YEAR- 1st place Hannah Brinkley(hair) Erin Wiant(makeup)Shaka Zulu(nails) model Callen Murrow
STUDENT TEAM-SCHOOL OF THE YEAR- 3rd place Rochelle Bacchus(hair) Terisha Batson(make up) Tya Thomas (nails) model-Shawna McGowan
REALISTIC NAIL ART- 2nd place Tya Thomas
There are 148 students currently enrolled in CFCC’s cosmetology program.The Cosmetology curriculum is designed to provide competency-based knowledge, scientific/artistic principles, and hands-on fundamentals associated with the cosmetology industry. The curriculum provides a simulated salon environment which enables students to develop manipulative skills.

Course work includes instruction in all phases of professional imaging, hair design, chemical processes, skin care, nail care, multi-cultural practices, business/computer principles, product knowledge, and other selected topics.

Graduates should qualify to sit for the State Board of Cosmetic Arts examination. Upon successfully passing the State Board exam, graduates will be issued a license. Employment is available in beauty salons and as skin/nail specialists, platform artists, and related business.

The listed courses, CFCC Cosmetology competencies, NC State Board Performances and a minimum of 1500 hours are required for graduation.