Big Brothers Big Sisters visited Minnesota School Cosmetology (MSC) in Woodbury, Minn., to be educated about cosmetology and how healthy appearance affects self-esteem. The MSC Student Council taught a class to the “bigs” (adult mentors) and the “littles” (young girls) about hair care, skin care, and nail care.
Afterwards, the eight young girls paired with our student stylists to receive a complimentary haircut, style, makeup or manicure. Many of the girls had never been pampered at a salon before, and they felt very beautiful and special.
After the event, MSC student, Melissa Martin, exclaimed, “That was awesome! I got a chance to talk the ‘bigs’ and ‘littles’ one-on-one, and they were happy to come. It was fun to share things with them. Thank you for the opportunity!”
Sarah Gatlin, Match Support Coordinator for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities, thought the event went very well.
“The girls had a great time and they all walked out with big smiles,” Sarah said. “The students were so great. We would love to do it again!”
In the future, MSC-Woodbury plans to partner with Big Brothers Big Sisters to provide similar educational events.