Cosmetology Students Continue Winning Streak

Cosmetology Students Continue Winning Streak photo

Students in the Valley Stream Central High School District’s Cosmetology Program earned several awards at the Long Island Cosmetology Teacher’s Guild competition, held at the Huntington Hilton on May 7. This event was open to all cosmetology students and featured a variety of skills and creative talents.

Contestants entered categories that included Senior Style, Junior Style, Junior Fantasy and Senior Fantasy. Tsahai Rutty and model Genicol Abreu, both of Central, placed second in Junior Fantasy, while Central’s Jahlya Leone and model Ashley Cortes took third place in this category. Crystal Borges of North earned fourth-place in Junior Style, Central’s Leo Cautin and model Nabiha Imran from South earned fourth-place in Senior Style and South student Hailey Anacacy and model Fiza Chaudhry of Central placed sixth in Senior Style.  

The Valley Stream students prepared for this event under the direction of teacher Barbara Liotti. Cosmetology is a districtwide, two-year program offered to Central, North, and South juniors and seniors. Participants learn professional techniques for manicuring, facials and skin care, haircutting, coloring, styling, chemical relaxing, permanent waving, make-up and more. They work on mannequins as well as classmates, and seniors provide services for the public on designated Salon Days. After 1,000 hours of classroom training, students can sit for the State Board Exam to become New York State Licensed Cosmetologists.