RVCC Cosmetology Students Train at Wella World Studio

Raritan Valley Community College Cosmetology students recently gained first-hand experience in hair coloring during a February 18 trip to New York City’s Wella World Studio. The studio is an international training center for Wella, an industry partner of RVCC’s Cosmetology program. During their studio visit, the students received hands-on training in the latest coloring trend: hair painting. The students also learned about other career opportunities in the cosmetology industry in such areas as product expertise, manufacturing, instruction and marketing.

RVCC’s Cosmetology program features an accomplished teaching staff, innovative teaching methods, a progressive student salon, pro-active job placement for graduates and other components critical to student success. Employment in the field is predicted to increase by 20 percent through 2018, according to information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

To learn more about RVCC’s Cosmetology program, attend an information session during RVCC’s Open House, Saturday, March 28, from 11 a.m.-noon, in in the Conference Center at the College’s Branchburg Campus. To register or for more information, contact Christine Crincoli at 908-526-1200, ext. 8471 or christine.crincoli@raritanval.edu.

Feautered Image Caption: An educator at New York City’s Wella World Studio, right, talks about hair painting techniques with RVCC cosmetology students Brittany Gomez of Branchburg, left, and Samuel Jacobson of Bridgewater before demonstrating the technique on a model.

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