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MATC Cosmetology Graduates put on Fantasy Fashion Show

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Photo by Christopher D’Allen

Models adorned exquisite dresses, intricate makeup, delicate hairstyles and complex costumes that captivated the audience at the 2023 cosmetology graduates’ summer fashion show, The Edge: A Beauty Showcase, hosted by MATC’s Cosmetology Program. The inaugural event presented a spectacular display of what MATC graduates are capable of bringing to the creative scene and offered a brief glimpse into the immense homegrown talent right in the city. MATC graduate and local cosmetologist Traci Dorn emceed the event.

Photo by Christopher D’Allen

Despite some technical setbacks that briefly delayed the show, the creative team not only swiftly recovered but also left the audience mesmerized with their attention to detail. Distinguished guests were in attendance including College President Dr. Vicki J. Martin.

Photo by Christopher D’Allen
Photo by Christopher D’Allen
Photo by Christopher D’Allen

 

 

 

 

 

The show was clear success, underscored by the evident dedication and diligence of the cosmetology graduates. Their proficiency mirrored not only their skills but also the caliber of education they received. The occasion underscored the significance of endorsing local talent and education. By cultivating an environment that instills pride in students’ accomplishments, the community can nurture adept and imaginative individuals, fostering their confidence to collaborate with other creative professionals.

As the showcase drew to a close, the anticipation was already beginning to swell for what the next graduating class would bring to the table, solidifying its place as a must-see event for students and industry professionals alike.



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Christopher D’Allen
Christopher D’Allen, Editor-in-Chief
My name is Christopher D'Allen and I am the Editor-in-Chief for the MATC Times, a student run paper dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in scholastic journalism. The MATC Times stands as the voice of our students and a bastion of free speech for the communiy we represent. I joined the staff in my first semester at MATC and obtained my current position at the start of Summer '23. Here I am a photography student and hold a BA in Political Science and Spanish & Latin American Studies with a minor in Democracy and Justice Studies. I have worked an Administrative Assistant, World Language Instructor, a Head Lifeguard and Resident Assistant, but have found that my passion lies in the arts. As a photographer, I challenge myself daily to find a new perspective, capture a fleeting scene and turn moments into memories. As we work to relaunch the MATC Times website and grow our staff, I want to make joining our team as positive a learning experience and beneficial a work experience as possible. I strongly believe in the power of collaboration and inclusivity. As an Editor, I actively encourage diverse perspectives. Each student's unique viewpoint enriches our storytelling and fosters a sense of unity within our community. I aim to bridge the gap between words and images, revealing the untold stories that shape our community.