Fiercely Sheared at The Tour Hair Expo


By Carlyn A. James

Student members of Fiercely Sheared Cosmetology Club and faculty attended The Tour Hair Expo in Mobile, Alabama.  The event took place on Sunday, January 24, 2016 at the Mobile Convention Center.  Students were able to gain an even broader perspective of the cosmetology industry by attending a segment of training seminars and a hair show.  These seminars were presented by some of the industries’ top professionals who specializes in hair weaving, braiding, haircuts, color, beauty, and style.  After the hair show an after party was hosted by Reality Television Star Queen Brooklyn from the hit Bravo TV Show “Thicker Than Water”.

Fiercely Sheared is a student organization of The Cosmetology Department of Virginia College in Pensacola, Florida.  The faculty and students started the club with the hopes of raising additional funds to benefit the academic experience for the students of Virginia College who are currently enrolled in the Cosmetology Program.  The club plays a major role in enhancing the education of their students in the classroom and beyond.

Currently, senior students are able to perform cosmetology services on actual clients at V’s Student Cosmetology Services which is a full-service salon in addition to Virginia College in Pensacola.  All services that are performed by students are under the supervision of licensed instructors: Marcia Duprez, Geneva Simmons, and Miranda Bryant-Mayfield.  The salon is open and available to the public Monday through Friday from 10am-3:30pm. On Saturdays the salon is open from 10am-2pm.  For more information log onto or call 850-266-2268 to schedule a hair, nail, or esthetic service.  To inquire about potentially enrolling as a cosmetology student request to speak to the Program Director, Ken Adcock or an enrollment specialist at Virginia College.  The Campus is located on 312 E. Nine Mile Road in Pensacola, Florida.

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