RVCC Cosmetology Student Attends National Program

Thursday, July 13, 2017
Peter Wicks

Raritan Valley Community College cosmetology student Peter Wicks of Whitehouse recently attended Beacon 2017, one of the beauty industry’s most prestigious events for graduating students. The annual Las Vegas event, held this year July 8-10, was part of the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) Beauty Week.

The Beacon provided the nation’s most promising cosmetology students with education and opportunities to network with the industry’s highest profile salon owners and stylists during the PBA Week. Wicks was one of 300 students selected nationwide to attend the conference out of 1,000 applicants.

During the national conference, Wicks and other students attended the NAHA (North American Hairstylist Awards), the Oscars of hair, and a Business Forum that provided an overview on key trends and issues affecting the beauty industry. He also attended specially designed breakout sessions that focused on interviewing for jobs, leadership skills, entrepreneurship and more.

RVCC’s next full-time Cosmetology program begins August 30. A daytime Esthetics (Skin Care) program begins July 25, and an evening program begins September 6. Financial aid and industry scholarships are available for those who qualify. For information about the programs, contact Marcia Bird, 908-526-1200, ext. 8618. For additional information, visit www.raritanval.edu/workforce and click on Cosmetology or Skin Care Specialist.

Raritan Valley Community College’s main campus is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.



July 13, 2017

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