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Cosmetology salon opens at GCC


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IRONWOOD — The Cosmetology Academy at Gogebic Community College reopened to the public on Tuesday, having been closed since the pandemic abruptly shuttered its doors in March.

The salon allows advanced students with at least 350 hours of experience working on mannequins and each other, to “fine-tune” their skills and become “salon-ready,” by working on members of the public under the supervision of a licensed stylist.

Program Director Nicole Hocking and instructor Laura Erickson guide their students.

“They are very kind and considerate and they listen...