Jordan High School’s 18th annual, citywide hair-styling competition took place on Jan. 12, 2015, and while all eyes were rightfully directed toward the stage, the focus of this year’s event was service.
Cosmetology teacher Francine Lewis coordinated a partnership between the school and the Fifth Ward’s Hester House to build stronger connections and bridge the generation gap between young people and senior citizens. Two Hester House seniors, Rosa Valley and Betty Williams, even appeared on stage at the event after receiving complete makeovers from students Jasmine Ball and Tamiela Phylow.
“This partnership allowed seniors to impart their wisdom and career advice to the young people, while students lifted seniors’ spirits by glamming up their appearance with trendy hairstyles,” said Lewis. “The students really appreciate these type of experiences, as it gives them a peek at what it might be like to serve and please many clients at once in a salon. It has been phenomenally successful.”
Below are the results of this year’s competition:
Daytime (all from Jordan HS)
- Taylor Hawkins
- Treneisha Bean
- Angelicia Plunkett
- Ryjenae Poullard
- America Ramirez (Jordan HS)
- Erica Galvan (Eisenhower HS, Aldine ISD)
- Yamilet Rodriguez (Eisenhower HS, Aldine ISD)
- Jada Bryan (Jordan HS)
- Maribel Covarrubias (Jordan HS)
- Aaliyah Bilal & Gabriela Bautista (Eisenhower HS, Aldine ISD)
- Jasmine Ball (Jordan HS)
- Tamiela Phylow (Jordan HS)
Judges this year included Carl Walker and Rochundra Ensley of Kreative Kutz, NaTosha Washington and Toshia Ollison from Zady’s Naturally Natural Hair Studio, and Eros Shaw of Mystros Barber Shop, Mystros Beauty Supply, and Mystros Barber Academy.