Showcasing up-and-coming cosmetology students
Thursday, Nov 23, 2017 06:00 am
Lacing up your shoes and stepping onto the court to cheers is something every young athlete strives for, but what about those who aren’t in sports?
The second annual Rocky View Schools Cosmetology Competition is coming to Croxford High School Nov. 30, giving students a chance to show their skills to local professionals.
“It’s a really great way to let the kids know that the skills out there for them aren’t just athletic skills,” said Shuana Taves, fashion and cosmetology teacher at George McDougall High School.
Skills such as hair styling, nails and makeup are broken down into bridal and fantasy categories, giving everyone something fun to try.
“I would like to go and have fun and show that they have skills too to provide,” she said. “Just have fun and sort of present everything they’ve learned.”
The competition is open to spectators and Taves encourages parents to come check out an alternative competition.
“I hope the families come out and watch. Last year I had parents crying over how proud they were,” Taves said.
Local professionals who will be judging the competition choose the winners. The grand prize is a set of engraved brushes and second prize is a goodies basket.
Taves said this competition is a good way for students to prepare for Skills Canada Alberta, a competition that promotes excellence in trade and technology careers through skills competitions and hands-on programs for students. Skills Canada competitions only take two or three students from each school.
“They’re able to participate in something that isn’t something they’d have to do for (Skills Canada Alberta),” she said. “Some of them are intimidated to go into the competition. “
She hopes this competition will showcase cosmetology skills as a reliable career choice.
“I think it’s a skill that is recession proof and it’s a skill that is a vocation I think more and more people are going into,” she said.
The competition takes place Nov. 30 at W.H. Croxford High School from 12 to 3 p.m.