Students of Humber’s Cosmetic Management Program pampered and educated their peers during two events at the campus spa today.
At Beach Beauty, visitors were served lemonade, given a mini makeover by make-up artists, then had their pictures taken with beach props. In addition to skin-safety at the beach, the event focused on self-esteem.
“A lot of girls aren’t comfortable with their skin or they think their eyelashes are too blonde or anything like that,” said Caitlin Dupuis, a student who helped organize Beach Beauty, “and so it’s really just focusing on being able to feel comfortable at the beach, but not wearing caked-on make-up.”
Dupuis said her group chose the theme because they had dealt with insecurities themselves and thought they would learn a lot through the research process.
Before that, from eleven to one, an event called Sun Smart focused on proper skin care outside. Its main purpose was, “to inform everyone who comes in about the importance of sunscreen,” according to Amanda Gunn, a student in the group who organized this. She said sunscreen is crucial because it prevents wrinkles, dark spots and cancer.
The events were a project by third semester students in the Cosmetic Management Program. Gunn said she was “excited” that the day of her event had arrived.
These were the last two student-run events of the summer, but the spa remains open