FRAMINGHAM – Keefe Regional Technical School cosmetology students were pleased to treat area senior citizens to complimentary manicures on Wednesday, May 15 at the school’s on-site salon.
Sophomores of the cosmetology program invited the Callahan Center in Framingham to send clients to the salon at Keefe Tech to enjoy the complimentary services as a way of giving back to the community through their skills.
Keefe’s Cosmetology Program has a longstanding relationship with Callahan Center, with students visiting the center to offer services for many years.
“It was a great opportunity for sophomores to practice their skills,” said Marianne King, lead cosmetology instructor. “Students were engaged with their clients and it is our hope that the connections students made today will turn into clients they will continue with over the next two years.”
This marked the first time Callahan Center clients had visited the school’s salon.
“Having the seniors over to our campus allowed for us to service more clients and show them the salon space and services our students provide throughout the school year,” King added.
According to Norma Shamah, a senior from Framingham who received a complimentary manicure, “It is a wonderful service for the senior citizens, as well as excellent practice for the students. Interchange of conversation is the best.”
“This is a really educational opportunity, and it was great to have the hands-on experience,” said Tiffany Adams of Framingham, a Keefe Tech Grade 10 cosmetology student.
Keefe Regional Technical School’s cosmetology program is a dual-licensing program for students meeting the State Board of Cosmetology’s age requirements. In the 1,000 hour-course curriculum, students learn how to cut, style, perm, color and highlight hair.
Cosmetology students also learn basic facial procedures and manicure procedures to prepare them to take the Massachusetts State Board of Cosmetology Exam.
Students are encouraged to express personal creativity using the latest techniques, trends and name-brand products and provide hair, nail and
skincare services to clients in a full-service interactive salon and spa environment, while working alongside professional cosmetologists to explore quality salon services and management.
The Cosmetology Department operates a salon for the public and students work on clients from the community as part of their training.
Keefe Regional Technical School is a four-year high school located in Framingham, and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. In addition to 16 career and technical programs, Keefe Tech offers college preparatory, honors and AP level courses to students from the communities of Ashland, Framingham, Holliston, Hopkinton and Natick.
Norma Shamah of Framingham enjoys a complimentary manicure from Keefe Tech Cosmetology sophomore Tiffany Adams, also of Framingham.