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.
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.
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