Farouk Systems celebrated the grand opening of the CHI Lone Star College-North Harris School of Cosmetology on Friday, December 6 at the new state-of-the-art facility in Houston, TX.
The CHI Lone Star College-North Harris School of Cosmetology offers Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations approved cosmetology, esthetics and cosmetology instructor programs. Students in each of these certificate programs may also be awarded an associate degree by completing a selection of core academic classes available at Lone Star College-North Harris.
The event kicked-off with a ribbon cutting ceremony and speeches delivered by Mr. Farouk Shami, founder and chairman of Farouk Systems; Basim Shami, CEO of Farouk Systems; Dr. Steve Head, president of LSC-North Harris; Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and Houston Mayor Tem Ed Gonzalez. Attendees included a number of public officials, Miss USA 2013 Erin Brady, the Houston Texans cheerleaders, executives from both Farouk Systems and LSC-North Harris, and local salon owners and stylists.
The facility will welcome its first students beginning in January of 2014. Previously, students in the cosmetology program, which launched this past January, have attended classes in specially-designed instructional space at the CHI manufacturing plant, adjacent to the site of the newly-constructed building.
This class of students, who will be graduating this month, showcased their talent in a runway show featuring stunning, creative looks. Over the past year these students were given the opportunity to style backstage for multiple beauty industry trade shows mentored by Farouk Systems educators, including Fashion Houston, and were mentored by Dennis Clendennen, as well as for local beauty competitions mentored by CHI Creative Artist Anna Cantu. For this event, Farouk Systems Global Board Members, Patrick Kalle and Maurice Den Exter flew in from Holland to help prepare the young artists for their final student showcase.
According to Basim Shami, “Education is the heart of our company and by partnering with Lone Star we are uniting with one of the largest institutions of academics to create a new generation of schools. The success of this program has been demonstrated today on this stage by these incredibly talented students who are now ready to start their careers as professional hairdressers. Although these students have successfully completed the program, our journey with them is far from over. We have invested in these students and will continue to support them throughout their careers."
The CHI LSC-North Harris School of Cosmetology offers programs leading to certificates in cosmetology, esthetics, and instruction, with both part-time and full-time options available. Prospective students can request additional information by calling 281.618.1169, or by visiting LoneStar.edu/CHIschool to begin the application process.
Click through to get the how-to for the runway looks from the event! [pagebreak]
CHI Student Artist: Jasmin Lopez
Photographer: Matt Dobre
Section the fringe area in a large triangle and starting at the ends roll hair around a large filler. Secure the filler with a few bobby pins and use Farouk Royal Treatment Ultimate Control Hairspray to control fly-aways. Make an off-center ponytail with the remaining hair. Using the single strand twist technique, twist the ponytail so it naturally rolls up and pin in place leaving ends out. To get the dip-dye color look in her hair, use CHI Ionic Permanent Shine Hair Color 7W at the root area and highlight the ends with the CHI Infra Environmental High Lift Cream Color BB. This color technique gives hair contrast for a dramatic look. [pagebreak]
CHI Student Artist: Jasmine Zink
Photographer: Matt Dobre
Prep hair with BioSilk Natural Hold Hairspray. Use the CHI ARC to set curls with horizontal parting to create base volume. After setting leave pinned up to allow the curls to cool. After cool down, take large CHI paddle brush and brush the hair starting at the nape working way up to the top. Apply CHI Silk Infusion with palms and distribute it evenly through the hair. Backcomb at the roots and then bend head forward and start with the fishtail braiding technique from nape to crown. Then braid the front section from hairline to crown.
TIP: You can use a filler at the crown area to create extra volume and height. Finish the look with BioSilk Shine On and BioSilk Volumizing Therapy Hairspray. [pagebreak]
CHI Student Artist: Devanhy Rosales
Photographer: Matt Dobre
Prep hair with CHI G2 hairstyling iron to smooth strands. Backcomb at the base and use BioSilk Volumizing Therapy Hairspray for added texture. Using the traditional roll technique, craft two vertical rolls from front two sections and one horizontal roll at the nape. Use a tail comb to clean the hair up and finish with BioSilk Shine On for a perfectly polished classic look. To get the color, use CHI Ionic Permanent Shine Hair color CAA with 10 Volume (her natural color is a level 4). For the highlights in the front, use CHI Blondest Blonde Ionic Crème Lightener over the 6AA for a perfect blend.
[Images courtesy of Farouk Systems PR]