CYPRESS TEXAS — Students from four CFISD high schools earned ‘Best of Category’ honors at the second annual CFISD Cosmetology Competition, held Feb. 8-9 at Cypress Woods High School.
More than 210 projects were submitted for the competition, more than twice the amount of the inaugural year. In addition to mannequin hair, mini salons and nail projects, the showcase introduced a live fantasy makeup competition featuring judges from the cosmetic industry including former CFISD students.
Cypress Park High School junior Bridgette Sanchez participates in the Live Fantasy Makeup Competition at the second annual CFISD Cosmetology Competition on Feb. 9 at Cypress Woods High School. Sanchez won first place in the contest.
“We are excited that even more future cosmetologists have the opportunity to showcase the skills they are learning in class,” said Dr. Sharon Hogue, coordinator for career and technology education.
Cypress Ranch High School senior Tatiana Adams won Overall Best of Show for her braiding entry. The following students earned Best of Category awards:
- Cypress Park High School sophomore Asia Ratliff (Braiding);
- Cypress Park sophomore Emori Dumesnil (Nail Art);
- Cypress Springs High School juniors Jennifer Tran and Zaira Quintero and sophomore Emili Garcia (Mini Salon);
- Cypress Ranch senior Reilly Solis (Wigs);
- Jersey Village High School junior Bridget Corona (Fantasy); and
- Jersey Village junior Gissell Castaneda (Roller Set).
The competition was a realistic extension of the cosmetology classroom curriculum, with students enrolled in Introduction to Cosmetology allowed to participate. The program allows students to work toward the Texas Cosmetology Operator License.
Students celebrate their first- through third-place finishes in the Live Fantasy Makeup Competition. The makeup artists pictured with their models are, from left, Cypress Park junior Bridgette Sanchez, Cypress Park sophomore Alondra Ramos and Cypress Ranch junior Akunna Ibeh.
Cypress Park junior Bridgette Sanchez won first place in the Live Fantasy Makeup Competition. Cypress Park sophomore Alondra Ramos was the runner-up and Cypress Ranch junior Akunna Ibeh finished third.
Sanchez’s winning theme, “Purple Fever,” merged her favorite color of purple with an authentic Mexican dress for her model to wear.
“I was shocked,” she said. “I did the best I could, but I didn’t think I was going to win first place.”
Dr. Linda Macias, associate superintendent of curriculum and instruction and accountability, visited the event and was impressed with the growth.
Visitors observe the Nail Art entries at the second annual CFISD Cosmetology Competition on Feb. 9 at Cypress Woods High School.
“It is much bigger than even last year,” she said. “The additions they made with makeup artistry are incredible. We have such great talent in this district, and we are providing a top-notch program for our students.”
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