Cosmetology students donate wigs to hospital oncology unit

Angela Williams, head of the cosmetology department and instructor at Halifax Community College, along with her current class of cosmetology students, donated wigs to the oncology unit at Vidant North Hospital on Monday.

The wigs were styled by the students.

A press release released by the college today says more about the program which includes instruction on all phases of professional imaging, hair design, chemical processes, skin care, hair care. nails, multicultural practices, business / IT principles, product knowledge and other selected elements. the subjects.

Recently Janet Dixon made a large donation of wigs, extensions and other hairstyling accessories.

These donations will prevent students from having to buy their own wigs to practice, and students will be able to clean, cut and style the wigs and give them back to oncology patients.

HCC students practice their skills on campus to prepare for the State Council exam.

Modessa Boone, a supporter of HCC and the community, recently passed away. She has championed the students of HCC through her regular arts patronage and cosmetology program.

She was very proud of the students in the cosmetology program and had a personal interest in their success.

Her support included referring clients to the program and continuing to support students after they graduated from their placement.

She grew up in Halifax County and graduated from Ralph J. Bunch High School in Weldon. After graduating, she moved to New York City where she worked in law enforcement for 35 years, retiring in 1995 after achieving the rank of lieutenant.

Her family recently set up the Modessa Boone Cosmetology Scholarship to ensure that students who may not be able to afford HCC can attend.

Those interested in the HCC Cosmetology program are encouraged to call the college at 252-536-4144 or visit the website at

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