A new Barbering program is about to get underway on Palm Beach State College’s Belle Glade campus, and the timing couldn’t be better. With many licensed barbers nearing retirement age, and millennial males clamoring for the latest hair and beard styles, the demand for new barbers is growing fast.
PBSC’s Barbering program launches August 23, and space is still available in the evening program. Those interested may attend an information session on Tuesday, July 31, from 4-6 p.m. … Continue reading Barbering program puts PBSC a cut and shave above
The Belle Glade cosmetology program reopened this fall with a new design and new faculty.
The 2,186-square-foot lab underwent almost $36,000 in renovations while the program took a yearlong hiatus to better meet student needs. A cohort of 10 students began the program earlier this month.
The lab now includes a new accent wall, tile flooring, cabinets, carpet, paint, furniture and artwork. The College hired interior designer Gregory Ross from Ross Interiors to design its modern look. … Continue reading Belle Glade cosmetology lab gets new look
Two career programs, Welding and Cosmetology, at Palm Beach State College’s Belle Glade campus are rolling out new options to better meet student needs.
Given the popularity of the evening Welding program and the demand for welders in the Glades, PBSC administrators saw the need for a new daytime Welding program on the Belle Glade campus. Classes begin on July 10.
Students can complete the daytime Welding program in just under a year, … Continue reading PBSC enhances Glades career programs
Rhonda L. Griffis, an instructor for Palm Beach State College’s Cosmetology program, has been appointed by Gov. Rick Scott to the state Board of Cosmetology.
A licensed cosmetologist, former salon executive and educator, Griffis will bring a South Florida perspective to the board, which is responsible for licensing and regulating the cosmetology profession in the state. The board is under the auspices of the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation, … Continue reading Rhonda Griffis, PBSC instructor, appointed to state Board of Cosmetology
Palm Beach State Cosmetology students volunteered their talents to help teen girls get ready for A Prom to Remember, a prom for teens battling cancer held May 15 at The Ritz-Carlton in Ft. Lauderdale. Nearly 200 teens from Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties attended.
Before the big night, three prom-bound girls from Palm Beach Children’s Hospital at St. Mary’s Medical Center enjoyed the full glam treatment at The Sanctuary Salon and Spa in downtown West Palm Beach. … Continue reading Cosmetology students help cancer-battling teens get ready for special prom
Emily Serpico, Palm Beach State Cosmetology program graduate, visited her old stomping grounds Wednesday, a day after she appeared on the Season 8 finale of “Face Off” as one of three finalists in the competition/elimination TV series that chooses Hollywood’s next great special effects artist.
Serpico, who turned 19 during the show’s taping, is the youngest contestant in the history of this Syfy cable network hit series, making her achievement especially noteworthy. She came close to winning, … Continue reading Serpico shares “Face Off” experience with Cosmetology students
Emily Serpico, a new graduate of Palm Beach State College’s Cosmetology program, will compete in Season 8 of “Face Off,” the Syfy cable network’s hit reality competition series that pits special effects makeup artists against each other in creative battle. The Wellington resident is the youngest contestant in the history of the show; “Face Off” Season 8 premieres Tuesday, Jan. 13 at 9 p.m. on Syfy.
On the plane ride to Los Angeles for her “Face Off” audition last June, … Continue reading Cosmetology graduate to compete in Syfy channel’s “Face Off”