Mt. Pleasant beauty school teams up with CMU students for charity

Assignment created for JRN 340: Digital Journalism course.

A group of Central Michigan University students worked with MJ Murphy Beauty College to host an event on April 5, 2016, called Be-YOU-tiful. The event provided low-cost beauty services to CMU students and Mt. Pleasant residents, and all proceeds from the event were donated to Children With Hair Loss – an organization that provides children with wigs at no cost.

Be-YOU-tiful was created by five students as a project for a recreation, parks and leisure course. Students had no budget for creating the event but were required to donate any proceeds to a charity, according to CMU junior Sarah Elliott.

Beauty services offered by the MJ Murphy employees included a partial manicure, deep scalp massage, facial waxing, hair styling and makeup application.

“We don’t get any kickback, which is awesome, but what we get then is the 68 people that signed in for my students to work on,” said MJ Murphy Stylist Director Michelle Bailey.

Tickets for the event were $5 in advance or $8 at the door.


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