Cosmetology Students Win National Hair Color Competition


Cosmetology Students Win National Hair Color Competition

Thursday, January 12, 2023
cosmetology students in lineup with beauty professionals

Students in Raritan Valley Community College’s Cosmetology program have won the “Trade Secrets of a Hair Color Expert Theory Contest.” The hair color competition, designed specifically for students, is presented by Product Club and Burmax.

The RVCC students, Jacqueline Siguencia, Morgan Weaver, Melanie Ibarra, Hannah Burd, Layani Brown, Octavia Williams and Brianna Murray, were required to formulate hair color for three different outcomes based on the competition’s provided guidelines. Working on mannequins, they then had to style the hair and describe the steps they took to achieve the desired results.   

Twenty-five cosmetology schools throughout the United States entered submissions for the competition. For their prize, the RVCC students received an advanced color class with world renowned hair color educator David Velasco, author of the “Trade Secrets of a Hair Color Expert” education series, and Adrienne Rogers, Artistic Director for Product Club and owner of Hush Salon in Philadelphia.

The next session of RVCC’s daytime Cosmetology program will run March 13, 2023 to January 18, 2024. Classes will be held Monday-Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

To learn about all of the College’s Beauty programs, register for an upcoming Beauty Programs Information Session, January 17, from 5-6:30 p.m., at For additional information, contact Amy Layton at or 908-526-1200, ext. 8618, or visit

RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit



January 12, 2023

Media contact: Donna Stolzer, 908-526-1200, ext. 8383

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