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Farmington makeup artist wins $35K YouTube contest

A makeup artist from Farmington is one of the winners of YouTube's NextUp contest, earning $35,000 to "advance her YouTube career and content projects."

Sheila Jackson began posting YouTube makeup tutorials after watching other videos from other makeup artists on the site. After being encouraged to learn makeup artistry as a trade, Jackson tells YouTube that she wants to use her skills to bring art and beauty to the Detroit area.

Her video that won YouTube judges over? A spin on the Chrysler/Eminem ad titled "Beauty Imported from Detroit" (in the video player at right).

Its academy of beauty provides help for young women going to the prom

Cosmetology students at ITS Academy of Beauty, 1541 J.B.S. Parkway in Odessa may feel more like Fairy Godmothers than future stylists while providing services for young girls going to the prom this spring.
The cosmetology school is offering a special Prom Pamper Package for only $35 through May 15. The package includes haircut, shampoo, deep conditioning, blow dry, style with up-do, basic manicure and pedicure, as well as facial make-up. Tip Overlay Nail Service is available for an additional $10.

KCK Nail Student Wins Katy Perry Contest

KANSAS CITY, Kan.- A Kansas City Kansas Community College student won a national competition for her artistic skills will fingernail polish!
Cosmetology student Heather Mellot says she entered the OPI Katy Perry Contest on Facebook just for fun. She had no idea she'd be the grand prize winner.

Her design was inspired by the Katy Perry music video for the song Firework. She says being able to show her creativity is why she loves doing nails.

Students to use culinary skills for food bank fundraiser

Food and art have had a long standing relationship, and many people consider cooking to be a form of art. A group of teachers and students at State College Area High School are lending their artistic and culinary talents to provide food to needy families in the Centre Region.

For the first time in several years, State College Area High School will hold an Empty Bowls fundraising dinner to benefit the Food Bank of the State College Area, whose mission is to provide emergency food to those in need in the State College area and to support the network of food pantries in Centre County.

Black Hills Beauty College attracts high school graduates seeking fun, creative career

RAPID CITY - If you're the kind of person who has always enjoyed doing hair and you were the one your friends begged for French braids and prom updos, why not consider a cosmetology career?

With high school graduation upon you, picture a future with glamour, excitement and creativity - the sky's the limit! Let the professionals at Black Hills Beauty College get you on the right track to a great profession with a bright, rewarding future.

Fifty years of shears: Lemay beauty shop a neighborhood institution

David Modglin has been cutting hair for 34 years at his Lemay salon.
In some ways, he's still "the new guy."
Standing off to Modglin's side is Jane Friedman. She's been manning her station for 37 years. Friedman's colleague, Nina McCarthy, first picked up her scissors 54 years ago.
Sitting in the back with her hair freshly dyed is Doris Cocos. She has them all beat.
"I first came here when I was 16," Cocos said. "I'm 73 now."
It's Friday afternoon and Modglin, Cocos and Friedman are going about their business. Their banter is easy, intimate, comfortable.

Hair Isn't the Only Grooming at Twinsburg's Paul Mitchell Academy

Students of Paul Mitchell-The Ohio Academy share their amazing experiences and how they are getting life-changing education.

When Sonya Rookstool decided to enroll at Paul Mitchell-The Ohio Academy, it was thanks to a deep family connection that she remembered fondly.

"I grew up in my aunt's salon," Rookstool said. "I would hang out there a lot and in high school I was always cut everyone's bangs and I was really good at it. I just knew that cosmetology school was for me."

Locks of Love Donation Drive

Cosmetology Program's Locks of Love Drive Allows Participants to Help Those Suffering from Long-term Hair Loss Individuals can donate hair to College's program throughout the year

WHO: Senior-level cosmetology majors with Del Mar College's Cosmetology Program; students with the Regional Technical Center High School--including students from Flour Bluff, Gregory-Portland, Ingleside, Odem Edroy, Taft, Tuloso-Midway and West Oso; dual credit students from Miller High School; and faculty with the DMC program, including Sandra Shelton Flinn

WHAT: Locks of Love Donation Drive

Beauty School Network Releases its 2011 Cosmetology School Financial Aid Guide

Beauty School Network announced today the publication of its "Cosmetology School Financial Aid Guide", facilitating prospective cosmetology students' online search for financial aid. The document, freely distributed as a downloadable PDF on www.beautyschoolnetwork.com, puts an end to the time-consuming Internet search by combining and summarizing all relevant information in one document regarding how to pay for different beauty schools' tuition, fees, and other expenses related to the cost of attending cosmetology school.