NC students give the gift of makeup and hairstyling this holiday season

NC Hairstyling student Grace Manco applies the finishing makeup touches to Welland hospital extended care unit resident Hilda Augustino. Students in the Hairstyling program did hair and makeup for 90 residents, helping them to prepare for their Christmas photos. Niagara College photo

Niagara College press release – Recently Students in NC’s Hairstyling program donated their time and talents to residents of the Extended Care Unit at the Welland Hospital in preparation for their annual Christmas pictures.

Emma Lanctot, Victoria Newburgh, Grace Manco, Ashley Bullock, and Laura Pembleton styled hair and applied makeup for over 90 residents. Residents received services anywhere from curled hair to quick makeup touch-ups before their picture was taken.

“The students needed to get creative in how they styled some of the residents hair as some were in wheel chairs and they had to work around different obstacles that they might not otherwise be use to working with,” said Brittany Hudak, Hairstyling technologist. “The students had the opportunity to give back to the community which is something we always promote in our program here in the hairstyling department.”

Brittany Hudak, Emma Lanctot, Victoria Newburgh, Grace Manco, Ashley Bullock, and Laura Pembleton prepared over 90 Extended Care Unit residents for their Christmas pictures. Niagara College photo

NC’s involvement sprung from Lezlie Leduc, Extended Care Unit program manager at the Welland hospital, who approached Hudak asking if NC students would help out. Hudak jumped at the opportunity to give her students real world experience while giving back to the community during the holiday season.

“I wanted to volunteer to this event to give back to the community and to brighten the patients’ day and their families. I feel if you have a talent to share you should, especially at this time of the holiday season and put a smile on other people’s faces,” said Laura Pembleton, a Hairstyling student. “This was a great experience for me to practice my skills I learned in school and to interact with others.”

While this is the first time NC’s Hairstyling class has worked with the Extended Care Unit, Hudak says this event will remain on her radar as a volunteer opportunity next year.

 


 

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