Sentinel Career and Technology Center cosmetology students offered their hair-styling, nail-painting and foot-cleansing services to Family Learning Center children Tuesday morning.
"(It's) just a little pamper day," said Amy Bores, a teacher at Family Learning Center.
Nichole England, a cosmetology instructor at Sentinel, said the visit by children to her class is annual. The girls get good experience working with children, and the children enjoy the activity, she said.
PHOTO BY JILL GOSCHE
Emilena Daniel, a senior in Sentinel Career and Technology Center’s cosmetology program and at Hopewell-Loudon High School, styles the hair of her 3-year-old niece, Kalyn England, Tuesday morning.
Five-year-old Caden Chaffin, with his jeans rolled up to his knees, sat on a small stool as Jennifer Fitch, a senior in the cosmetology program and at New Riegel High School, helped him soak his feet. She put lotion on his left foot.
"That tickles," he said, giggling.
The foot bath started bubbling again, and they talked about "Powerpuff Girls."
"Oh no, oh no," Caden said, as bubbles started overflowing from the machine.
Fitch said following the pedicure, Caden was going to make a bracelet, and the students were going to do his hair.
"No, not my hair," he said.
After Fitch declared the pedicure done at the conclusion of spraying his feet, he instructed her to feel one of his feet.
"They're pruning," she said. "They're smooth, aren't they?"
Caden stood up from the stool and then stood on it with his wet feet to get them dried. He instructed Alison Siesel, a senior in the cosmetology program and at Seneca East High School, to feel his feet.
"Those are so soft," she said.
After asking others to feel his feet, Caden returned to the stool to put on his socks with Fitch's help.
"Your feet are soft," she told him.
Caden was among the group of seven girls and three boys from the center, which is housed at Sentinel, who got the opportunity to get their hair styled, have their nails painted and get a pedicure Tuesday morning. Today, 14 boys and three girls are to visit the cosmetology program.
Bores said her students, especially the girls, were excited.
"I just think (the children are) so excited having the extra attention and just a little bit of a different environment for them," she said.