Petersburg City Public Schools unveiled The Crimson Beauty Salon during a ribbon cutting ceremony at Petersburg High School last week. “This is beautiful. I love it! I’m proud and excited that I get to learn and perfect my skills here, stomach ” said PHS Cosmetology student, dosage Jalisa Burgess.
School leaders, price city leaders, students, and community members took part in what’s being called a major milestone. “This is the first time we’ve had a salon in the division. Until now, we’ve had to source out our cosmetology and barbering students. We’ve paid thousands of dollars to salon owners for the use of their facilities — so that our students could complete the hands-on portion of the program. Now, we no longer need to do that,” said Lavern Vines, Director of Career and Technical Education.
Construction on The Crimson Beauty Salon began in June 2014. The cost totals nearly $45,000.
The salon is outfitted with 20 styling stations, 10 hairdryers, 5 shampoo stations, 3 manicure stations, and 2 pedicure stations. “This salon allows our students to get theory training and hands-on training under one roof. Having this salon is important to our students. It’s also important to growing the program,” said Angela Glasgow, Instructor of the Cosmetology and Barbering program.