October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, 31 days dedicated to all those who have
lost the fight and to those who are in the middle of the fight. Be part of the cure
and show your support with a pink hair extension. Midland College (MC) Cosmetology
students are offering $5 temporary pink hair extensions the whole month of October.
All ages are welcome. Proceeds will be donated to Pink the Basin and Gifts of Hope.
So far, students have raised more than $675.
Extensions are available Tuesdays and Thursday from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Mondays
and Wednesdays by appointment. To make an appointment call (432) 685-6723. Please
note this is a cash only service. The MC Cosmetology Lab is located on the main Midland
College campus in the Technology Center. The salon entrance is located on the west
side of the breezeway between the Technology Center and Helen L. Greathouse Child
MC Cosmetology students donate their time, skills, and talent to put the extensions
in hair. MC students, employees, and the public wear the extensions for several weeks
to draw awareness to breast cancer prevention.
“We have been doing these pink hair extensions for several years,” Michael Fields,
MC Cosmetology program chair said. “It is always a popular service. As cosmetology
instructors we strive to instill a sense of volunteerism in our students. When our
students complete their training programs and earn licenses, volunteering and philanthropy
are a vital part of giving back to the community that supports their business.”
The Cosmetology Program at MC offers students the ability to be licensed within a
Midland College is certified by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations
as a cosmetology training provider. The curriculum is designed to prepare students
for successful completion of the Texas Cosmetology Operator licensure examination.
With an on-site salon environment, students receive hands-on training while serving
members of the community. To schedule an appointment with a student stylist call (432)
685-6723. Visit here for pricing and services. The salon is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays
from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Discounts are available for MC employees and students.
Pink the Basin supports women taking charge of their health through community awareness,
education, and service initiatives. They provide women in the Permian Basin with access
and funding for mammography services, diagnostics, and prostheses.
Gifts of Hope’s mission is to provide services that support cancer patients mentally
and emotionally, physically, and financially. Its purpose is to help ease the burden
of cancer while providing hope. Gifts of Hope operates Hope House, a home away from
home for patients to stay during their treatment. Gifts of Hope not only provides
free lodging, but also assists cancer patients with medical & dental bills, transportation,
and other necessary support during cancer treatments.