Stylists for the day: Girls learn hair care, styles

With a goal of 60 kids for Glamour Full Service Salon's hair camp, 71 registered for the day that was split into two groups.

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Talia Erickson, left back, takes on the hair styling skills with Mari Koone at Glamour Salon's hair camp on Aug. 6, 2021. They tried a variety of different hair styles and straightening methods. Rebecca Mitchell / Pioneer Journal

The Glamour Salon had a special set of hair stylists on Friday: girls from ages 6 to 14 years old. They helped one another learn messy buns, braids and the basics of hair care.

With a mostly young group, the girls entered with nervous smiles and shared their hopes for the day like being able to do hair and eat pizza. A few even raised their hand about being a cosmetologist one day, and stylist Cortnie Cottrell said more might find their interest by the end of the day.

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To start off their styling, Ruby Petrowski, left, and Natalie Polman brush their hair. The girls began with basic hair care and brushing before learning ponytails, braids and buns at Glamour's hair camp on Aug. 6, 2021. Rebecca Mitchell / Pioneer Journal


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Cortnie Cottrell, center, braids colored strings to show the girls how to braid hair. The girls then practiced with the string and each other's hair on Aug. 6, 2021. Rebecca Mitchell / Pioneer Journal

By taking care of their hair, the girls are also helping their parents, as owner Brittney Ewert shared. Her overall tip: clean hair for the day, whether it’s showering at night or in the morning.

While working with different hair styles and lengths, all five Glamour stylists helped with the day. Ewert said she enjoys watching the kids learn and gain self-confidence. She also hosted the camp at her previous location for a few years.

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