By Trishna Buch
When you are provided with the opportunity to bring happiness to other people, you should grab that opportunity and run with it. Helping other people—especially those who are less fortunate than you are—will not only put a smile on their face, but also on yours. The students at the Cosmetology Club from College Of The Mainland know and understand this, which is why they decided to provide a Spa Day to eight Galveston County women.
The women in question came from a shelter located in Galveston. Each of them were treated to haircuts, manicures and pedicures; all while enjoying a delicious breakfast. Along with the deserved pampering, the women were also treated with baskets of products specifically designed for their personal care.
The spa day was positively received by all of the women who were involved, with a few of them expressing their delight at being included in the spa day opportunity. One woman, Tasha Jameson, said “I’ve been needing a pedicure. It’s a stress relief.” Another woman, Brandy Taylor, received a haircut from one of the students and said “it’s been a while, probably about a year since I got a cut. I had a picture and I knew what I wanted.” And a third woman, Stacy Wilson, pointed out one student in particular saying “She’s friendly and easy to talk to.”
The comments and expressions of delight and gratitude from the women furthers my incentive to want to follow the example of the women in the cosmetology club and go make a positive impact on the world and all of its people. I am going to have that opportunity in a few weeks, when I volunteer at the Houston Food Bank, and I hope to have the same attitude as the cosmetology students. One of the students, Alexandria Delany, expressed my thoughts when she said “I like helping people and making people feel good.”
Along with the spa day, the students of COM’s cosmetology club also help with Project Cinderella—a program designed to provide makeovers to low-income high school students before prom. And seven students, along with two professors, travelled recently to Burton and provided spa treatments and hair styling lessons to children with cancer.
All of the students are participants in the college’s cosmetology program. The program trains its students to become estheticians, cosmetology instructors or cosmetologists. Along with this, they also have a salon which is open Thursdays and Fridays for manicures, pedicures and hair. If you would like more information on the program, please go online to com.edu/cosmetology.