College of DuPage host inaugural 'Elements' hair show, competition

  • Models show off the creativity of College of DuPage students during the inaugural cosmetology program hair show and competition on Wednesday, May 1, in the Jack H. Turner Conference Center on the Glen Ellyn campus.

    Models show off the creativity of College of DuPage students during the inaugural cosmetology program hair show and competition on Wednesday, May 1, in the Jack H. Turner Conference Center on the Glen Ellyn campus. Courtesy of College of DuPage

  • A young model at the College of DuPage "Elements" hair show and competition strikes a pose with one of the awards.

    A young model at the College of DuPage "Elements" hair show and competition strikes a pose with one of the awards. Courtesy of College of DuPage

  • Great Clips salon owner Sue Petrowich checks out the work of College of DuPage cosmetology students at the inaugural hair show and competition on Wednesday, May 1.

    Great Clips salon owner Sue Petrowich checks out the work of College of DuPage cosmetology students at the inaugural hair show and competition on Wednesday, May 1. Courtesy of College of DuPage

  • The five Chinese elements -- water, earth, fire, metal and wood -- are the theme for the first hair show and competition at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn.

    The five Chinese elements -- water, earth, fire, metal and wood -- are the theme for the first hair show and competition at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn. Courtesy of College of DuPage

  • Cake and treats are laid out for the College of DuPage cosmetology program's first hair show and competition, "Elements."

    Cake and treats are laid out for the College of DuPage cosmetology program's first hair show and competition, "Elements." Courtesy of College of DuPage

  • Flowers and feathers adorn a model at the College of DuPage "Elements" hair show and competition on Wednesday, May 1.

    Flowers and feathers adorn a model at the College of DuPage "Elements" hair show and competition on Wednesday, May 1. Courtesy of College of DuPage

  • Thomas Brady, associate dean of public services at College of DuPage, speaks at the "Elements" hair show and competition on Wednesday, May 1.

    Thomas Brady, associate dean of public services at College of DuPage, speaks at the "Elements" hair show and competition on Wednesday, May 1. Courtesy of College of DuPage

 
Submitted by College of DuPage
Updated 5/10/2019 7:15 PM

More than a dozen College of DuPage cosmetology students put their skills and creativity to the test at "Elements," the inaugural Cosmetology program hair show and competition.

Inspired by the five Chinese elements of earth, fire, water, metal and wood, student stylists competed in three categories: cut and color, up do, and avant-garde.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Cosmetology Program Coordinator Mia Boyd said the event challenges students completing the program to stretch their skills and imaginations as well as present their work to a larger audience.

The Chinese elements provide a wealth of opportunities for students, Boyd said. In the weeks leading up to the show, students will incorporate elemental concepts into their classroom work as they decide on their final looks.

"Fire, for example, is warm and can be romantic. We might see what colors we can incorporate into a hair style or how the shape of fire can be used in a cut," she said. "Water is cool and glistening. Water is fluid, so students need to determine how to apply those concepts, textures or shapes to a piece."

Winners included:

• Janelle Lyons and Caressa Smith, first place team, Cut and Color;

• Sarah Amouzou and Colleen McIntrye, second place team, Up Do;

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• Ashley Hernandez and Sandra Ruiz, second place team, Avant-Garde;

• Urja Patel, first place, Up Do;

• Nekia Pearson, first place, Avant-Garde;

• Kaylina Tartt, second place, Cut and Color.

• Janette Patt, third place, Avant-Garde;

• Maryam Samarmad, third place, Up Do;

• Nekia Satterwhite, third place, Cut and Color;

Makeup artists Adamaris Ponce, Paula Roque, Maryam Samarmad and Molly Schmelter were also awarded for the work.

The cosmetology program at College of DuPage provides professional-level skills in the field of personal beauty.

Students gain knowledge and skills in a broad range of disciplines, including aesthetics, business, chemical processes, hair design, nail technology, safety, salon operations and sanitation.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Students are eligible to apply for a cosmetology license from the state of Illinois upon successful completion of the program.

To see more photos of the "Elements" hair show and competition, visit the COD Newsroom page on Flickr.com.

The cosmetology program at College of DuPage provides professional-level skills in the field of personal beauty. Students gain knowledge and skills in a broad range of disciplines, including aesthetics, business, chemical processes, hair design, nail technology, safety, salon operations and sanitation.

For more information, contact Mia Boyd at boydm72@cod.edu or (630) 942-2918.

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