San Juan College cosmetology students prepare to light up dance party

Noel Lyn Smith
Farmington Daily Times

FARMINGTON — Students in the cosmetology program at San Juan College will have their first Glow Dance Party from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at the college's Sun Room.

Elaine Nelson, a cosmetology student, displays glow in the dark lipstick at San Juan College on Thursday.

As part of the event, students will provide visitors a free application of nail polish, lipstick, mascara, liquid eye shadow and temporary tattoos that brighten under ultraviolet light.

Debra Simonson, coordinator for the cosmetology department, said the purpose of the event is to provide entertainment to the community and help students practice customer service and cosmetic treatment skills.

San Juan College cosmetology student Elaine Nelson has glow in the dark lipstick applied to her lips on Thursday.

"They can practice what they learn in the classroom on an actual person," Simonson said today.

In addition to the dance, there will be a raffle and concession stand. Proceeds from the event will help students attend local and national competitions for SkillsUSA.

San Juan College cosmetology students Elaine Nelson and Tasheena Halwood, from left, practice their cosmetic skills on Thursday in preparation for the program's Glow Dance Party.

The event is open to the public. Children younger than 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Admission is $5 until 2 p.m. Friday and $7 at the door. Advance admission can be paid at the San Juan College Cosmetology department.

For more information, contact the cosmetology program at 505-566-4247.

Cosmetology students will apply products such as glow in the dark liquid eye shadow to attendees at the Glow Dance Party.