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Miller-Motte cosmetology students must create before they graduate

What a creative final exam! Have a look at the following article, first published on theleafchronicle.com.

"The models entered the room in all shapes, sizes and colors during a competition at Miller-Motte Technical College.

The senior cosmetology students there were challenged to create a hair, makeup and costume design as part of their final exam.

"This has to be from head to toe, and they are judged on hair, makeup and costume," said Carly Littrell, cosmetology instructor. Littrell explained this is a final exam after a 12-week course, and these students will graduate today after two years of cosmetology school.

With judges watching, the students entered a room and presented their models while explaining their creations and the inspiration for them.

Michelle Baker took first place with her "Arabian Nights" design. She said her inspiration came from a picture in the book "Making Faces."

"The costume took 16 days to complete, and I used over 700 beads," Baker said. She also used 30 different materials and spent under $35. Baker said the hair design took four hours to complete, and she also put two hours into makeup.

"It was an awesome experience," Baker's model, Mindy Voak, said."