Dorsey Places Second at Bronner Brothers Hair Show

Christopher Dorsey

Dorsey Places Second at Bronner Brothers Hair Show

Since a very young age, Christopher Dorsey has had a love and talent for hair design. The Shaw native is a freshman here at Coahoma, and his skills recently garnered him a second-place award at the Bronner Brothers 2020 Hair Show in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dorsey Places Second at Bronner Brothers Hair Show

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Marriel Hardy

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Mon Feb 17, 2020

Christopher DorseySince a very young age, Christopher Dorsey has had a love and talent for hair design. The Shaw native is a freshman here at Coahoma, and his skills recently garnered him a second-place award at the Bronner Brothers 2020 Hair Show in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dorsey is excited to have received such a coveted honor and credits the assistance of his instructors in him achieving this long-sought goal.

“I registered for the competition one week before the competition day! I had to create a total look. I didn’t have any ideas in my head in the beginning,” said Dorsey. “Then, multiple ideas filled my head. My goal was to put all my ideas into one, and that’s exactly what I did! On the day of the competition, I was very nervous but I knew that I had to suck it up and remember everything Ms. Hicks and Ms. Howard taught me.”

Shirley Ferguson-Hicks, Cosmetology instructor, is proud of the accomplishment made by Dorsey. She says the win is huge for a first-time competitor.

“When I found out that the student placed, I was excited and proud as an instructor. I felt like it was my first win of my career,” said Ferguson-Hicks. “I knew that he had prepared and worked very hard for the competition despite his nervousness as a first-time competitor.”

According to Ferguson-Hicks, events like this are essential for CCC students because it offers diversity and external exposure to the cosmetology industry. Students can network with vendors about the newest products and possible employment with their companies.   

Dorsey is no total novice to the beauty industry. He says that the main reason he wanted to study cosmetology is that he’s been involved in hair styling for about four years.  He has used his craft to make money while continuing his education. He decided to step out on faith and pursue advance skills, gaining formal training at Coahoma.

“My favorite part about attending Coahoma is interacting with the staff. They’re friendly and they don’t mind helping you,” said Dorsey. “It feels like home at Coahoma.”

Dorsey’s ultimate goal after graduating from CCC is to further his education at Jackson State University, where he plans to major in English Education.

“I still have plans to become an English teacher. In the process, I plan on opening up a beauty salon in my hometown where I will do hair in my free time,” Dorsey added. “I will also have workers and assistants there to handle my needs when I’m not available to be at the salon. But the overall ultimate goal is to be blessed and successful.”

Dorsey believes that Coahoma Community College is a place that anyone eager to make positive choices can be successful. He recommends the institution to all that want to make positive life-changes.

“If anyone is interested in joining the cosmetology program, I would highly recommend it. The instructors are very helpful and they will make sure you know everything you need to know,” said Dorsey. “If you’re looking for a second family and you’re interested in cosmetology, I would recommend that you attend CCC.”

The cosmetology program has plans to attend an upcoming competition that will be held in April at the American Hair and Beauty Trade Show in Chicago, IL.

For more information about the CCC Cosmetology program, contact Shirley Ferguson-Hicks at (662) 621-4180 or sferguson@coahomacc.edu.