97463744 Beyonce Opens Cosmetology School With LOreal

If [lastfm]Beyonce[/lastfm] weren’t  flawless enough. On Friday she and her mother, Tina Knowles, unveiled a project they have been working and dreaming about for years: The Beyonce Cosmetology Center. The School will be located in Downtown Brooklyn, New York at the Phoenix House, which is a nonprofit recovery centre for drug and alcohol addiction.

In 2007, [lastfm]Beyonce[/lastfm] first visited the house while researching for her role in “Cadillac Records”, where she played Etta James, a legendary blues, R&B, rock and roll, gospel and jazz singer/songwriter. While she visited the center she realized that it was missing something & she figured it out.

I felt like they needed something that was geared towards women — something that would teach them skills that would give them hope even after the Phoenix House.

97463959 Beyonce Opens Cosmetology School With LOrealHer Mother owned and operated a salon in their hometown of Houston while she was growing up and that was a huge influence on the new cosmetology school.

I saw that a salon was a place for women to socialize, share stories, cry, laugh and get advice,” she explained of her growing up around a beauty parlor. Almost shedding a tear she said, “Most importantly, I saw the joy it brought my mother, knowing she was a part of their transformation.

The program is “a seven-month cosmetology training course for adult men and women.” L’Oreal will be donating all of the products used, as the superstar is a spokeswoman for the beauty company. The star and her mother have pledged to donate $100,000 annually to the program.

  1. Richard Merrill says:

    That is so AMAZING… WAY TO GO BEYONCE!!!

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