Pretty In A Minute
‘Pretty In A Minute’ visits cosmetology class for an informative, fun session
Southern Westchester BOCES cosmetology student Luz Gonzalez sat at her styling station at the Center for Career Services petting her hair. “I love this,” she said to her reflection.
Luz had straightened her hair with a brush from “Pretty In A Minute.” The tool left her hair straight and shiny. She was not the only one pleased with the results.
“It feels lighter and it makes hair silky and smooth,” Astrid Maldonado said of her friend’s hair.
The two girls, both juniors at Harrison High School, are enrolled in the BOCES cosmetology program. On May 17, the morning and afternoon classes enjoyed an information session with Drew Souza, a platform artist with “Pretty In A Minute.”
Throughout his presentation, Mr. Souza brought a ton of energy, information and fun. During both sessions, he demonstrated several hair styling tools that his Florida-based company makes. He then pumped up the music and let the students try the tools for themselves.
Mr. Souza emphasized that having high-quality tools is one of the most important things that the aspiring cosmetologists need to be successful. Students tested the flatirons, brushes, curling irons on one another’s hair as well as their own.
“They make the hair really shiny,” said Allyn Caja, a junior at New Rochelle High School. “With other straighteners, you could not get it this straight with one pass.”
This visit to the Center for Career Services’ cosmetology program was not Mr. Souza’s first. Each time he stops by the campus, he demonstrates his tools and discusses his company’s “Pretty In A Minute” education program. Students also have an option to purchase the tools in special-priced bundles.
“This is an awesome industry – one that is always changing,” said Mr. Souza. “You will not succeed without updating and educating yourself.”
Due to new trends and styles that evolve over time, the students will need to stay on top of what is “hot” in their field. That is one of the reasons that’s the company offers students an opportunity to enroll courses where they can learn more about trends, techniques and barbering. It also offers certifications in specific practices, such as keratin treatments and extensions.