Miss Universe and Miss USA kick-off inspiring day of makeovers, confidence-building and professional education together with Farouk Systems in collaboration with Dress for Success Houston (DFSH).
The inaugural event empowered DFSH clients to take control of their professional development by helping them look and feel their best during their job interviews. The event kicked off with a motivating discussion focused on confidence-building helmed by CHI Ambassadors and reigning Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters and Miss USA Kára McCullough, followed by CHI Stylists educating women on how they can style their hair for job interviews and in the workplace.
“As a hairdresser, I know firsthand how helping a woman look her best can be incredibly empowering,” said Farouk Shami, Chairman & Founder, Farouk Systems. “The goal of this event and our partnership with Dress for Success Houston is to encourage women to come out of this experience with a fresh new look and mindset as they continue to achieve their career goals. We’re thrilled that our brand ambassadors Miss Universe and Miss USA can also join us to further elevate the conversation to one of self-empowerment and positivity.”
The event, which was held at DFSH’s headquarters, opened with an intimate discussion on confidence led by Nel-Peters, who holds a degree in Business Management from North West University, and McCullough, a former scientist for the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, about ways to promote positive self-image by sharing their personal career journeys with the women. Following the discussion, participants were invited to a meet-and-greet with the reigning Miss Universe and Miss USA as part of this one-of-a-kind experience.
In addition, DFSH clients were given the opportunity to partake in individual hair styling sessions at CHI styling bars as an educational “how-to achieve the look.” Each woman departed with CHI tools and personalized styling product to replicate these looks on their own when preparing for future interviews. After the styling sessions, a Farouk Systems photographer will shot professional headshots for all participants to leverage on their LinkedIn profiles, providing another empowering tool as participants further launch their careers.
“While women may land a job after being suited at DFSH, the experience does not end there. It’s about collecting the tools to not only land a job, but develop it into a career. Events like this one with Farouk Systems will provide just that to the women we serve. Building self-confidence, exposure to successful women, learning professional polish and presence through the tools that Farouk will provide will stay with these ladies for life,” said Lauren Levicki Courville, Vice President, Dress for Success Houston.