You only get one chance to make a first impression, especially if that impression is from a potential employer. CHI Lone Star College-North Harris is partnering with Star of Hope to provide free beauty services to women so they can reenter the workforce with confidence. The “day of beauty” will take place Tuesday, Nov. 22 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at CHI Lone Star College-North Harris School of Cosmetology, located at 910 E. Richey Rd. Houston, Texas 77073.
Not everyone can experience the luxury of going to a spa to get their hair and nails done. Fortunately, for the women of the Star of Hope’s Women and Family Emergency Shelter, they will have a day of pampering, allowing them the opportunity to receive a new look to help kick-start their job application process. Many of the attendees have had challenging life experiences and this event is a way to help create a relaxing environment for a day, as well as taking the first step towards a new chapter in their lives.
“This event is extremely important for these women,” said CHI Lone Star College-North Harris program director Tiffany Burton. “Going on job interviews can be daunting to anyone, but having the personal confidence in your appearance can make all of the difference in the world. Our goal is to have each one of these women leaving our facility with higher self-esteem.”
CHI Lone Star College-North Harris students will volunteer their time to provide salon services for these much deserving women. Services will include haircuts and hairstyles, manicures, facials, waxing and make-up application. A lunch will also be provided to the attendees.
“Our students wanted to do something special to give back to the community,” said CHI LSC-North Harris cosmetology instructor Keneshia Waiters-Gibbs. “They found a way to utilize their talents to make a real difference in the lives of these women. With the holidays coming up, it is a busy time for a lot of people, and we sometimes forget about those who need a helping hand. I could not be more proud of our students and the positive impact that they are making on our community.”
Lone Star College-North Harris is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960 East, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit LoneStar.edu/NorthHarris.
Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 98,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of $3.1 billion. LSC consists of six colleges, eight centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.