The in-campus salon will give students the opportunity to learn and practice their skills while providing valuable services to the community.
Pembroke Pines, FL – Florida Technical College, Pembroke Pines, opens its beauty salon to the public to provide professional services at affordable prices for the benefit of the community. The occasion was marked with a reception, which was attended by students, city officials, and business leaders.
The salon is staffed by Cosmetology and Barbering diploma program students, who will be supervised at all times by a licensed professional on site with 30 work stations. Salon hours are 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. – 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
“Students will provide families, low-income individuals, the elderly, and anyone who comes through our doors with services for their hair care needs at an affordable price,” said Muriel Gutierrez, Executive Director of the Pembroke Pines campus.
“Additionally, we will be working with several nonprofits, like Job Corps of South Florida, giving free services to their clients. It’s a great experience for our students, but also immensely gratifying for them as members of this community.”
Pembroke Pines Mayor Frank Ortis said that FTC’s initiative shows its commitment and dedication to the city and its residents.
“We are 175,000 strong and growing,” Ortis said. “Ours is a very diverse, beautiful community. Some predict that in a couple of years we will be bigger than Fort Lauderdale. It’s very gratifying to see partners like FTC and their students growing with our city and giving back this way. FTC has our undivided support.”
Students in the Barbering Diploma program learn men’s hairstyling and hair coloring techniques. Face shaving, and beard and mustache care is also part of the curriculum. Students in cosmetology are trained on face makeup, hair cutting and coloring techniques, and salon design and management.
Each FTC cosmetology and barbering student gets a complete beauty kit with the supplies and tools needed for the course, including five mannequin heads for those in cosmetology. A brand-new, in campus beauty salon, complete with chairs and technology, is the stage where students will practice their skills.
In addition to Barbering and Cosmetology, Florida Technical College, Pembroke Pines, offers a variety of Bachelor, Associate and Diploma Programs in areas like Criminal Justice.
About Florida Technical College: FTC offers associate and bachelor’s degrees and diploma programs in a range of professions, including healthcare, computer networking, graphic design, criminal justice, culinary arts, and cosmetology. FTC campuses are located in Orlando, Lakeland, DeLand, Kissimmee, Pembroke Pines, and Cutler Bay.
Founded in 1982 to provide private, post-secondary education in specialized fields. Program availability varies by location. Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program is available at www.ftccollege.edu/disclosures.html.