Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - firstname.lastname@example.org
CLARKSDALE – From razor sharp lines to innovative fades and bobs—Barbering and Cosmetology students stepped outside of their comfort zone and put their creativity to the test during Coahoma Community College’s 2nd Annual “Battle of Champion” hair competition Monday.
Nearly 20 students from CCC and other area schools participated in the hair cutting competition hosted by CCC’s Division of Career and Technical Education’s Barbering and Cosmetology programs.
An audience made up of CCC students and community members looked on as the barbers and stylists raced against the clock to create some of the latest cuts, styles and colors.
“It’s been a really great experience for the students because Barbering and Cosmetology are both really competitive fields,” said Organizer and CCC Barbering Instructor Reginald Thomas. “It takes real courage to do what they did today; most barbers are scared to compete, but they were willing and that’s what counts the most.”
The cuts ranged from the traditional “low cut” to imaginative Mohawks. Even a CCC Tiger was thrown into the mix.
There to judge to competition was longtime CCC Barbering/Cosmetology Instructor and Mississippi State Board of Barbering President John Campbell; Mississippi State Board of Barbering Vice President Michael McBunch; Calvin Veazey of Calvin’s Classic Cuts Barbershop in Cleveland, MS; and Vonderick Jones of Bucket’s Barbershop.
The top winner for the traditional cutting category sported a nicely blended fade by Kykendal Stevenson, while the winner of the freestyle competition sported a funky, futuristic design by Charles Huddleston. First place in the “day style” division went to a sassy-curled and layered bob by CCC cosmetology student Charohanda Jones.
Other winners for the traditional cutting category include: Charles Davis, 2nd place; Cameron Humphrey,3rd place; Eric Bradford, 4th place; and Maurice Chambers 5th place. Winners for the freestyle cutting category included: Tevin Harper, 2nd place; Tacoris Lee, 3rd place; Curtis Wiggins Jr., 4th place; and Desmond Linson, 5th place.
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