MC College in the Community: February

There’s something about the month of February: romance in the air, cozy weather and abandoned New Year’s resolutions that makes it the perfect time to volunteer. From braving the cold weather to prep models for a runway show to shaving heads at Hair Massacure, MC College students ‘Shared the Love’ by using their skills to help others in the community.

Red Deer Motion Picture Arts- Red Deer, AB
On February 2nd, students from Red Deer MC College did hair and make-up for a local movie shoot. Students were able to create connections within the motions picture industry and experience what it was like to work behind the scenes as a makeup artist and hairstylist.

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Miss Teenage Southern Alberta- Calgary, AB
From February 8th-9th, students from MC College Calgary had the opportunity to do hair and make-up for the contestants of the Miss Teenage Southern Alberta Pageant. To complement the dress of one of the contestants (floral patterned ball gown with a pink sash), MC College students gave the contestant soft curls and a light berry lip (the latest spring make-up trend)!

Via Twitter:

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Hair Massacure Shave off- Edmonton, Alberta 

To Share the Love on Valentine’s Day, students and staff from Edmonton MC College campus collaborated with local salons to help shave heads for the annual Hair Massacure shave-off event. Every year, participants shave off their hair to raise awareness and money for children battling cancer. From 9am to 9pm, students assisted with shaving over 300 heads, including the Edmonton Eskimos and local radio DJ’s. Check out the flipagram we made: http://instagram.com/p/kahDXhmWIi/ 

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In addition, our very own Hairstyling Instructor, Renato Candia, helped raise awareness by allowing MC College students to shave off his hair. For every 10 likes that this Facebook status received, a student was able to shave off a piece of Renato’s hair:

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Southern Alberta Hair Massacure PINKING- Calgary, Alberta

Calgary MC College students were up bright and early on February 20th to “paint Calgary pink” at Southern Alberta’s Hair Masscure event! Pinking is when participants bleach and color their hair pink to help raise funds and awareness for local children’s charities. From 5:30am to 8am, students pinked over 60 heads! This year, local celebrity Jill Belland from Breakfast Television did a live segment at the campus to help promote Hair Massacure and to capture local teams getting their hair pinked.

Via Twitter:

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More pictures from the event: http://instagram.com/p/kqdy1smWKd/

Fashion on Ice- Winnipeg, Manitoba 

Through snow, sleet and -50°C weather, the fashion show must go on! On February 16th, Winnipeg MC College students did make-up for the models in the Fashion on Ice show at Festival du Voyageur. This first annual outdoor fashion show features local retailers and fashion designers. Included in the show was MC College’s Fashion Design graduate, Jasmine Champagne Lutsy, who showed off her spring/summer collection.

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Interior Health Make-overs- Vernon, British Columbia

On February 27th, students from the Vernon MC College campus invited over 15 staff from Interior Health for a make-over and photo-shoot, which was shot at the Vernon campus! Interior Health provides healthcare programs and services for BC’s Southern region.

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MC College in the Community

This December, MC College students got into the Christmas spirit by using their skills for the benefit of others. In addition, these events allow our students to network with potential clients and expand their technical experience. Here are a few of the events that MC College students volunteered at in December:

Help Portrait- Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Using their skills to help others, students from Saskatoon’s MC College did haircuts, styles and makeup at the annual Help Portrait event on December 8th. Students and staff gave over 50 people mini makeovers to get them ready for their family portraits. Help portrait is a movement among photographers, hairstylists, makeup artists and volunteers, who transform, capture and deliver portraits of people who are not able to afford family portraits.

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Cops for Cancer Head Shave- Edmonton, AB

Every year, MC College partners with students from the Emergency Response Career Pathway program at Centre High, to support Cops for Cancer. On December 12, between 10am-12pm, students from the Edmonton MC College campus shaved and pinked over 100 heads!

Via Twitter: “Huge s/o to @mccollegegroup for helping out with the @CentreHigh head shave for cancer.”- @trifattytri

 

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Christmas Manicures- Red Deer, AB

On December 19th, students from Red Deer MC College brought an early Christmas gift to the residents of Symphony Senior Living’s, Aspen Ridge.  Students did Christmas themed manicures on seniors and participated in the facilities bean bag toss game! Esthetics student, Brooklyn Remple said “I really like visiting with them and they are so grateful for us to be there”.

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Women’s Transition House- Vernon, BC

On December 19th, students and staff from Vernon MC College visited the Vernon Women’s Transition House society to give free cuts and mini manicures to the residents and staff.  The Vernon Women’s Transition House Society is a nonprofit organization that offers 24 hour emergency services to women who are dealing with issues of abuse and violence.

Edmonton Singing Christmas Tree- Edmonton, AB

Between December 19 and December 22, students at the Edmonton MC College campus did hair and make up for the performers in the Edmonton Singing Christmas Tree. Every year, MC College students and staff are invited backstage to do hair and make up for local artists and get to experience what it’s like to work at a live event! Accompanied by an orchestra and a 150 person singing Christmas tree, the Edmonton Singing Christmas tree highlights local talent and donates 100%  of all proceeds to local charities, organizations and children in need.

Via Twitter: “Thanks to the great hair and makeup girls making all @EdmSingingTree look great #yeg #mccollege”- @SophieSerafino

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