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Local barber schools face-off during CCC annual competition
CLARKSDALE – It was all things hair Monday morning in the Pinnacle of Coahoma Community College during the annual Barber Battle and Beauty Review.

Local barber schools face-off during CCC annual competition

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - bdavis@coahomacc.edu

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Tue Nov 15, 2016

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Pictured right are winners of the traditional cuts category: first place, Upper Kutz Barber & Style College's Yusuf Dasha of Memphis, Tenn.; second place, CCC Barbering major La' Quinton Jones of Marks, Miss.; and third place Upper Kutz Barber & Style College’s Mindrell Coffey of Greenville, Miss. Pictured left are winners of the freestyle category: first place, CCC Barbering major Jamarcus Phipps of Marks, Miss; second place, CCC Barbering major Samuel Dubose of Tunica, Miss.; and third place Upper Kutz Barber & Style College’s Mindrell Coffey of Greenville, Miss.

CLARKSDALE – It was all things hair Monday morning in the Pinnacle of Coahoma Community College during the annual Barber Battle and Beauty Review.

Hosted by CCC’s Division of Career and Technical Education’s Barbering and Cosmetology programs, over a dozen students from CCC and other area barbering schools participated in the hair cutting competition, designed to give students the opportunity to learn and engage with other future barbering professionals.  

An audience made up of Barbering/Cosmetology students and professionals as well as community members looked on as competitors raced against the clock to create some of the latest cuts and fades.

Categories included traditional cuts and freestyle cuts.

Judges were President of the MS Barber Board Mike McBunch of Jackson, Miss.; Owner of B&Z Barber School Bradd Lott of Grenada, Miss.; and Owner of Calvin Classic Cuts Calvin Veazy of Cleveland, Miss.

Winners of the traditional cuts category were: first place, Upper Kutz Barber & Style College's Yusuf Dasha of Memphis, Tenn.; second place, CCC Barbering major La' Quinton Jones of Marks, Miss.; and third place Upper Kutz Barber & Style College’s Mindrell Coffey of Greenville, Miss.

Winners of the freestyle category included: first place, CCC Barbering major Jamarcus Phipps of Marks, Miss; second place, CCC Barbering major Samuel Dubose of Tunica, Miss.; and third place Upper Kutz Barber & Style College’s Mindrell Coffey of Greenville, Miss.

The event also included “Shop Talk” by legendary Memphis barber and civic leader Warren Lewis, best known for his unique fire-cut technique, as well as a hair and makeup showcase by Ivory Hollins, owner of Konceited Trends Hair Salon in Cleveland, Miss.

Attending this year’s competition were students from Upper Kutz Barber and Style College of Greenville, Miss.; S&S Barber School of Indianola, Miss; B&Z Barber School of Grenada, Miss; and Trendsetter Barber College of Jackson, Miss.

“We’re thankful for everyone who came out and participated to make this event a success,” said CCC Barber Instructor Reginald Thomas, one of the event’s organizers. “We couldn’t have done it without you all.”

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