Competing for a Good Cause

On April 16th, 2018, our students participated in the 24th Annual Spring Extravaganza, an inter-school cosmetology competition. Various local cosmetology schools were involved in the competition, from which all proceeds were donated to The Idaho Food Bank. Participating schools along with ESI Chubbuck included Idaho State University Cosmetology Center, Paul Mitchell The School-Rexburg, and Cosmetology School of Arts and Sciences-Burley. The event was held in the ballroom at Idaho State University.

Girls in formal dresses lined up.

About The Competition

Contestants from the four schools created looks within the following categories:

  • Men’s Haircutting
  • Ladies Cut and Color
  • Girl’s Party Time
  • Boy’s Play Time
  • Ladies Formal
  • Famous People
  • Avant Garde
  • Fantasy
  • Go Green
  • Braiding

Some of the categories, like Men’s Haircutting and Ladies Cut and Color tested students on their technical skills and color formulations. Other categories like Famous People, Fantasy, and Go Green gave the students a chance to experiment with creativity and just have fun! The models were supportive, fun-loving friends and family members of the students. We love participating in this competition each year, as it teaches our students how to be self-sufficient, pay attention to details, and get out of their comfort zone.

Girl in a costume like the movie Avatar.

Why Community Involvement Matters

The Idaho Food Bank is near and dear to our hearts at ESI Chubbuck. Many of our students over the years have been single mothers who rely on the food bank to feed their families. We’ve been participating in this competition for 24 years and each year we’ve donated the proceeds to the food bank. We’ll continue to do the competition because it’s a great way for students to give back to the community while having fun and challenging themselves.

Two women smile as one holds a trophy.

Learn More About Our Programs

Want to participate in competitions like this and more fun events? Think about enrolling in our cosmetology program at ESI Chubbuck! You can learn useful technical skills, gain practical experience, and participate in engaging, fun activities where you can learn and grow. Call us today to learn more and schedule a tour!

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