This is our second Christmas working with the Harvest Church in Elk Grove on their Christmas musical. This years production, “Wrapping All The Way” focuses on the town if Tunesville, where it’s Christmas every day. We rounded up some of our best Cosmetology, Barber, and Esthetics students, as well as two students from the AJF Academy Fundamentals of Makeup Artistry program to help the kids get stage ready.
Our students got there bright and early, 6am, to get started on the looks for the kids in the cast. Despite the early call time, the children’s energy was high, you could see the excitement on their faces as they waited to get worked on. For most of the children, this was their first time getting the full hair and makeup treatment. Many of them were ecstatic to be made over, but you could tell a few of the younger boys were a little skeptical. Once they had received a little reassurance for our Barbers on how cool they would look up on stage, they were all in and amped to have their makeup done.
We originally started working with Harvest thanks to our Cosmetology graduate, Aonnie H., and this year she was the Assistant Director and Head of Hair and Makeup for the production. Despite her increased rsponsibilites for the production this year, she couldn’t help but jump in and help out on some hair. You try keeping a cosmo’s hands out of an updo, it’s not happening. Aonnie couldn’t be backstage the whole time, but she jumped in on some hair while she could.
When it came down to show time, our students got to stick around and enjoy the show. It was an amazing production and They even gave us a shout out on stage. As always, it was so much fun to be a part of their show and we can’t wait until the next time!