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Ms. Maltais from Worcester MA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Blow Dry Your Way to Success!

Help me give my students ceramic salon hair dryers.

  • $800 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach high school cosmetology at an inner-city school. As with many inner-city schools, my students come from a very diverse community and live with financial, physical and emotional hardships. I have classes of students who are creative and eager to learn how to be a professional hairdresser.

I am in need of blowdryers for the group.

I am no longer able to have the students practice blowdrying techniques while they are in the exploratory program. Blowdrying is a big part of the basis of hairstyling and a needed skill. Twenty blowdryers would enable me to add another task into the week that would give me more insight as to the hand-eye coordination students need to be a successful hairdresser.

My Project

These blowdryers will be used in my exploratory program with students who visit my cosmetology shop every week. Each week I see up to 14 different students who are "trying out" cosmetology to be able to make a more informed decision for their future. They will be better equipped to make a decision if my shop is a good fit for them if they are able to experience blowdrying techniques needed to be a successful hairdresser. They need to be durable dryers as they will be used by over a hundred students this year.

Blow-drying is the cornerstone of hairdressing techniques.

It is required on the state board exam and given as a service to almost every single client. Without this training, students are not as prepared to decide if my shop can give them a successful future.

Ms. Maltais
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
NITION Durable AC Motor Ceramic Salon Hair Dryer with Diffuser,Comb & Nozzle Attachments,1875 Watt Negative Ions Ionic Blow Dryer for Quick Drying,3 Heat & 2 Speed Settings,Cool Shot Butt,Mixture Gold • Amazon Business $39.99 8 $319.92
NITION Durable AC Motor Ceramic Salon Hair Dryer with Diffuser,Comb & Nozzle Attachments,1875 Watt Negative Ions Ionic Blow Dryer for Quick Drying,3 Heat & 2 Speed Settings,Cool Shot Button,Black • Amazon Business $39.99 8 $319.92

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