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A local beauty school is promoting the environment and its students’ skills with a special event Saturday night.
Empire Beauty School on Westport Road in Elizabethtown is hosting a student-organized hair show called “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” at 7 p.m.
Fashions are expected to feature newspapers, trash bags, aluminum cans and other materials that can be reduced, reused or recycled to help the environment, said Elizabethtown student Jaclyn Gartner, who is helping with the show.
“It makes it really interesting to see what can be made out of what some would throw away,” she said. “We have a lot of creative students here who are going to put their minds together and just make a really good show out of it.”
The eco-conscious event is one of the regular demonstrations students put on to demonstrate what they’ve learned and to raise money. Tickets are $5. Children 5 years old and younger are admitted free.
During half of the year, the school raises money and collects items for the SpringHaven domestic violence shelter. During this half of the year, the school raises money to send students to the Future Professionals Exposition in Hershey, Pa.
The June conference gives students from Empire schools across the nation the chance to learn new techniques and meet professionals from some of the hair industry’s biggest businesses.
Winners of in-school competitions also get to face off at the national level. This year, the local school has six students who plan to compete in braiding, long hair design and total look.
Many think of student stylists as lacking the skill of professionals, but the shows prove that’s not the case, Gartner said.
“It’s a really good feeling,” she said.
Amber Coulter can be reached at (270) 505-1746 or email@example.com.