Kenneth Shuler Schools of Cosmetology LOVES starting new traditions, and that is exactly what happened on Monday, July 16th, when our corporate office staff hosted the company's first-ever graduation reception!
Graduates from Kenneth Shuler's seven campuses were invited to attend the event immediately following their state board exams in downtown Columbia. Attendees mingled with the corporate office staff, ate delicious food, and received a really cool gift! Graduates also got their pictures taken in official caps and gowns!
It was a wonderful day built around sustaining relationships with our great alumni!
Kenneth Shuler Schools of Cosmetology plans to hold a graduation reception each month on state board exam days, so if you are a current student finishing up your 1500 hours soon, mark your calendars for this FUN event and look for the official invitation that will come from your director!
Kenneth Shuler's North Augusta campus held another successful "Back to School Haircuts & Hairstyles Event" on Monday, August 6! This free community event is held annually at the school and draws customers from around the CSRA.
92 children were given free haircuts/styles at the event this year. In addition, these children also received complimentary school supplies that were donated by the staff and students of Kenneth Shuler Schools of Cosmetology.
What a great way to give back! These kids are going to start the school year off on the right foot--looking and feeling good about themselves!
Students at Kenneth Shuler’s Greenville campus demonstrated their creative skills on Wednesday, June 20th with a dazzling Student Showcase fashion and hair show!
10 models walked the red carpet in front of an audience and showed off unique hair and nail designs that were created by KS students. Local judges selected first, second, and third-place winners, who each received medals.
Congrats to the winners and all who participated! Check out the video on our YouTube channel! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Go25ZksnfyQ&feature=plcp
Also look for pictures on our Facebook page!
In honor of Skin Care Awareness Month, Kenneth Shuler Schools of Cosmetology's Spartanburg campus hosted its first-ever "Rays Awareness" Event on Thursday, May 31. The festivities were aimed at helping guests learn how to better take care of their skin and protect it from the sun's damaging rays (hence why it was called "Rays Awareness" and not "Raise Awareness").
People who stopped by the school were able to enjoy light refreshments and receive complimentary "on the go" services by our esthetics students, including lip and eye treatments. They also got a ton of information on skin care and goodie bags filled with Dermalogica samples.
A fun time was had by all!
Students have their makeup applied by professional artists in preparation for their big photo shoots! World-renowned hair photographers Chip Foust and Tom Carson visited Kenneth Shuler Schools of Cosmetology's ACE Academy during the week of May 21 through 25 so that they could capture some of the awesome work done by KS students!
Students from all seven of Kenneth Shuler's campuses were invited to participate in the photo shoots. In addition to using the photos in their student portfolios, participants might also get to see their work published in national hair magazines (right alongside the styles of some of the country's best cosmetologists)!
What an awesome opportunity for KS students!
Click below for video from the shoots:
Kenneth Shuler Schools of Cosmetology’s Florence campus is pleased to announce that it donated 50 wigs to McLeod Regional Medical Center’s ‘Color Me Pink Boutique’ on Tuesday, May 15th. The donation ceremony was held at the ‘Color Me Pink Boutique,’ which is located in the McLeod Resource Center, and was attended by Kenneth Shuler staff and students, as well as numerous McLeod officials.
The wigs were purchased thanks to a generous donation by Mr. Kenneth Shuler, President and CEO of the cosmetology school chain, and the fundraising efforts of the student body at the Kenneth Shuler--Florence campus. Students paid money to be able to wear jeans to school; pink hair extensions were sold in the school’s student salon (to represent Breast Cancer Awareness); and clients donated money to the cause, just to name a few of the fundraising events.
The 50 wigs are a variety of different colors and women’s styles. However, if the wig recipients would like to alter the hairpieces to better suit their own personal tastes, they can make an appointment at Kenneth Shuler’s Florence campus (located at 2443 West Lucas Street) and our trained staff members will cut and style the wigs for FREE!
Without a doubt, this donation will benefit cancer patients throughout the Pee Dee who are struggling with the outward effects of their treatments. “Cancer is a disease that has likely touched every single family in the Pee Dee region—including some members of the Kenneth Shuler family. So, we’re very excited to be able to help these women feel good about themselves and their outward appearance while they’re undergoing treatment. After all, when you feel good about how you look, you feel better on the inside, too,” said Mackenzie Taylor, the Public Relations Specialist for Kenneth Shuler Schools of Cosmetology.
Officials at McLeod are equally as excited about receiving the wigs. "Since we opened the McLeod ‘Color Me Pink Boutique’ in 2006, it has been very well received by patients in our region coping with cancer," said Marilyn Godbold, Director of McLeod Volunteer Services. "We also operate solely on donations and the support of our boutique volunteers, so this donation by the Kenneth Shuler Schools of Cosmetology means a great deal to our efforts."
Kenneth Shuler's Rock Hill campus was one of 18 local businesses and agencies that donated its time and talents to the Tender Hearts Job Fair and Community Event on Thursday, April 26.
The event was aimed at helping the homeless and less fortunate members of the community get back to work by offering them resume assistance, interview training, and help with their appearance. 15 students and staff members from Kenneth Shuler gave free haircuts to the individuals who participated in the hopes that they would go to their next job interview feeling good about themselves!
As always, we're so proud of our schools for reaching out and helping those in need! What a great way to give back!
Congratulations to all of the students and staff members who won trophies at the ACSP Competition on Saturday, April 21st! A total of 10 trophies were brought home by Kenneth Shuler representatives!
This year's event was held in Myrtle Beach at the Ocean Dunes Resort.
Way to go KS! We are proud of EVERYONE who participated!
We are so proud that world-famous long-hair stylist Martin Parsons visited Kenneth Shuler's very own ACE Academy! Martin came on April 10th and demonstrated his unique knotting, folding and lacing up-do techniques for around 90 Kenneth Shuler employees, students, and guests (including some local Cost Cutters staff members).
In addition, Martin gave attendees the opportunity to have one-on-one pictures taken with him AND purchase his book, which he also autographed.
What a wonderful advanced training opportunity for everyone involved! Be sure to check out all of our pictures on the Kenneth Shuler Facebook page!
Click here to read more about Martin Parsons.
On Monday, March 26th, high-fashion hit South Carolina's capital city when "Wine, Dine & Design" made its debut at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Kenneth Shuler Schools of Cosmetology was the presenting sponsor of the event, which featured fashion designers from across the Palmetto state and even boasted Hollywood's very own "Cojo" as the celebrity guest. Additional celebrities included Mrs. United States 2008 Gariane Gunter, Mrs. New York 2012 Leah Bartos, Mrs. South Carolina 2012 Danyele Gardner, former Miss Winston Cup Renee Perks, two-time Miss Hawaiian Tropic Jennifer Trinker, and CN2 Anchor Lucas McFadden.
The event drew nearly 400 people and created quite a buzz in Columbia and surrounding areas. Kenneth Shuler's very own staff members styled the hair of all of the models, representatives from BeautiControl provided make-up services, and countless other local businesses worked to provide (free-of-charge) such necessities as audio, visual, and lighting services, decorations, design visions, and runway management.
The show was a huge success and KS Schools is thrilled to be able to share pictures from the event with you! Just visit our Facebook page (listed under the name Kenneth Shuler Schools of Cosmetology) and click on the album titled "Wine, Dine & Design."