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Cosmetology School Enrollment Booms

Craig Added as Instructor; Boydstun Elected President of State Board


The University of Arkansas Rich Mountain’s School of Cosmetology enrollment boomed this semester, boasting 38 students from around the region, including Texarkana, Horatio, DeQueen, Glenwood, Hot Springs, Russellville, Mt. Ida, Mansfield, Eastern Oklahoma, and other areas.

With the increased enrollment, Kelly Craig has been added as a full-time instructor. Craig said, “I am very honored and ready to begin this chapter of my life!”

Craig has 28 years of experience as a cosmetologist and obtained her instructor’s license in 2014. She will continue to serve clients outside of her instructor duties at Lottie Da’s Salon in Mena.

This spring, the program expanded to offer a Nail Technician Certificate of Proficiency. The program covers all aspects of nail care to become licensed to perform manicures, pedicures, artificial nails, acrylic, gel, and all services performed on the hands and feet, and can be completed in one semester.

The program is under the leadership of Tonya Boydstun, who as of this week, will also be leading the Cosmetology Technical Advisory Committee, formally referred to as the State Board of Cosmetology. Boydstun, well respected among her peers, was elected as President Monday, January 23, 2017. Boydstun was first appointed to serve on the Committee in 2015 to represent District 4. The Committee’s mission is to protect the public welfare by establishing, maintaining, and enforcing appropriate standards of competency and practice in the Cosmetology Profession.

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