Last week on Facebook I saw some fantastic pictures posted by Amiee Lindsley, an educator at All Beauty College in Kingman, AZ. I was so impressed with them that I had to inquire what was going on.
When I reached out to Amiee to ask more about it, she told me that her class was entering the hairstyling chapter and she wanted to see how creative the students could be. She pulled random photos from the internet and assigned each student one photo. Students were to create a hairstyle (traditional or avant-garde) based on the inspiration they found in the photo.
Once completed, the school took photos of the finished design and original inspiration photo and posted them on their Facebook page and then asked their Facebook community to vote for their favorite.
I must tell you that I was amazed at the creativity of the students and was very impressed with how each student tied their assigned photo into their final design.
Here are a few of my favorites. (I would have loved to post all their photos, but I simply don’t have the space to do so!).
It is so important that we learn to think out of the box and come up with different types of activities to engage and inspire our students. This activity not only helped students develop their hairstyling skills, but it allowed them the opportunity to show off their creativity, their understanding of principles and elements of hair design, and makeup skills.
Thank you, Amiee for the inspiring idea and congratulations to all your talented students!
Lisha Barnes is a Cosmetology/Barber Instructor with over 25 years of experience. She started out in a small private school working in Admissions, Financial Aid, Education, and School Director. She was a Director of Education for a chain of Private Cosmetology schools. Currently she serves as the Academic Development Manager for Milady where she supports schools and educators around the nation with continuing education, curriculum development and product knowledge. Lisha has served as an Educator for Milady’s Career Institute; NACCAS Commission; Career Educators of America Committee Member; and has authored numerous writing projects for Milady. This industry experience allows her to see the industry from a variety of viewpoints, which helps in sharing information and ideas with educators all around the world.