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Foundation Purchases Facial Chair

Olney Central College’s School of Cosmetology has purchased a new facial chair with funding it received from the OCC Foundation.

Director Linda Miller said the new equipmentFacial Chair Photo is a welcomed addition to the program. Students will use it not just for facials, but for administering waxing treatments and applying makeup as well. Miller said today’s cosmetologists are expanding their services to include skin care and it is vital for students to practice those skills.

“This is a great benefit to the program because we can utilize the chair in so many different ways,” she said. “It is important for our students to gain this additional experience. We’re very thankful for the Foundation’s help in acquiring the new chair. They have helped with several equipment purchases and it has been very much appreciated.”

The new chair includes both an adjustable headrest and footrest, allowing clients to lie flat or at an incline. It also has trays where students can store product while working with their clients.

In addition to the chair, Miller said the School of Cosmetology recently purchased other equipment that will enhance its skin care treatments.

The program acquired a new Wood’s Lamp, which helps students identify whether a client has dry or oily skin. The results can help them determine what products and treatments will work best for each individual.

Students also have access to a new facial steamer that opens the pores allowing skin care products to work more effectively.

Miller said both items will be used in conjunction with the new facial chair.

“The more techniques we can teach our students, the more well-rounded they will be and the more likely they will be to succeed in business,” she added.

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