19 May 2022

CHI Partner Cosmetology School Takes the Gold in Texas!

Oak Ridge Quiz Bowl State Winners take the Gold in Texas Cosmetology Quiz and are invited to appear at an upcoming Houston Armstrong McCall Show!

The annual Texas Cosmetology Quiz Bowl was held at the Corpus Christi, Omni Bay Front. Five recent graduates of Oak Ridge High School, a CHI partner school based out of Conroe, Texas [Photo: (left to right) Sabrina Soto, Criss White, Aspen Howard, Fionna Markey & Susanna Thomas] placed as gold state winners for the 2015 SkillsUSA bowl. Farouk Systems USA is proud to announce these gold medalist winners have won the opportunity to be Farouk’s special guests at the Armstrong McCall Hair Show happening in Houston, Texas at the George R. Brown Convention Center on August 30-31st. 

SkillsUSA is a premier student organization for career and technical education; it works to ensure America has a skilled work force and serves more than 300,000 students and instructors annually.

Teams from 13 different Texas school districts went head to head to see who would emerge as the most knowledgeable cosmetologist in the making.
The winning team members, comprised of Criss White, Fionna Markey, Susanna Thomas, Sabrina Soto and Aspen Howard were led under instructor Michele Dunn. Each student studied an impressive 900 questions to prepare for the competition.  Each participant specialized in the below subjects which ultimately led to the team taking the gold.

    •    Criss White – Thermal Styling, facials, wigs, and extensions
    •    Fionna Markey – Wet styling, hair color, safety & disinfection, skin disorders & diseases
    •    Susanna Thomas –  Ethnic Hair, chemical textures
    •    Sabrina Soto – acrylics, facials, makeup, nail disorders, and skin disorders
    •    Aspen Howard – Nails, makeup, and skincare

These extraordinary up and coming cosmetologists are currently preparing to further their education by training with Farouk Systems to become educators.


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