Cosmetology Students Offer Help through Haircuts

January 28, 2008 – Columbus Technical College cosmetology students sharpened their scissors and helped some members of the Columbus area homeless community. In an effort to give back to their community, 12 cosmetology students provided approximately 75 free haircuts for homeless participants at the Homeless Resource Fair on Thursday, January 24, 2008.

The Fair was held at the Open Door Community House at 2405 2nd Avenue in Columbus from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. This is the fourth year for this event and Columbus Technical College students have been a part of it since its inception.

Tenishia Wilson, a Junior Cosmetology at Columbus Technical College, provides a free haircut at the Homeless Resource Fair

The goal of the Homeless Resource Fair is to heighten awareness of issues related to the homeless people in our area. Besides the Columbus Technical College cosmetology students providing haircuts, health care service providers, local employers, shelters and housing resource representatives, as well as Vocational Rehabilitation Services, were on hand to provide information.

For more information on Columbus Technical College’s role in this event, contact Cheryl Myers/Director of Communications at (706) 649-1290 or email: For information on the Homeless Resource Fair, contact Patricia Ledger at (706) 596-5704.

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” — Leo Buscaglia, U.S. author and lecturer (1925-1998)