The Beauty Lab will take on a secondary role as an “admissions hub” for the Ohio State School of Cosmetology on First Fridays for the remainder of the year.
From 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in The Beauty Lab, 37 N. Sandusky St., prospective students can get their questions answered about cosmetology and aesthetics from an admissions representative, apply for classes, and schedule a tour. A hands-on demonstration is also likely.
Beauty Lab owner Wezlynn Davis said she is a graduate of the School of Cosmetology’s Spa School in Worthington (at Graceland Shopping Center). She has developed skin care product lines used by the schools, and is now their business development director.
“I’ll be helping the 2016 (high school) grad determine their path and where they want to go, and if they are interested in this industry, where they fit — in cosmetology or aesthetics,” Davis said. “This would be a great place for us to reach into the Delaware market, without them having to travel far.”
“This is our 80th year,” said Luke Hanks, president of the Ohio State School of Cosmetology. “That can be a double-edged sword. We want potential students to realize that while we have been here that long, we’re still very fresh, putting out the top graduates in the state of Ohio, and we’re staying ahead of the times with the styles and technology.”
In addition to the Spa School, the Ohio State School of Cosmetology has locations in Canal Winchester, Heath, Hilliard and Westerville. Hanks said 400 students are currently enrolled.
“My personal goal is to be able to connect with the Marysville, Marion, Sunbury, Delaware area, and let them know a major program for them is waiting,” Davis said.
For an admissions appointment, call 740-990-7081. Walk-ins are also welcome.
The June First Friday is the annual self-guided “Artful Spaces Tour” of loft apartments and unfinished spaces downtown. Main Street Delaware, the non-profit organization which puts on the First Fridays, said on its website that nearly a dozen locations will be on view.
Tickets for the tour cost $10 at the Main Street office, 20 E. Winter St., during the event; or $11 if ordered online at www.mainstreetdelaware.com
Also during First Friday, SourcePoint will have a free coloring book tour. The book is available at the SourcePoint booth at the intersection of Winter and Sandusky streets. There will be 11 downtown businesses offering adult coloring pages.
Local artists will have an “Art-Full Downtown” with booths to sell their works; and chalk drawings by children — a preview of the July 1 First Friday chalk competition.
Gary Budzak may be reached at 740-413-0904 or on Twitter @GaryBudzak.