Boston Hair Studio, a Randolph-based hair salon, recently started a partnership with Randolph Community Middle High School to inspire students to achieve academic success, build confidence, and develop career-readiness skills.

First, the locally-owned hair salon has started a career-readiness program during which students visit the salon and engage in a career-specific experience. They can learn beautician skills, like braiding, but also common business practices, like keeping a salon clean, providing customer service, and managing client schedules. At the end of the learning experience, students are presented with a certificate of completion and are eligible for summer jobs at the salon.

The salon also seeks to reward both high-achieving students and teachers. The school names a teacher of the month and a top student of each semester, both of whom will all be granted a free hair service.

“The main purpose of this program is to give back to the community,” said Nadege M. Guillomaitre, master hairstylist at Boston Hair Studio. “The program will help students add skills to their repertoire, and will hopefully inspire them to stay in school, excel academically, and stay away from street culture.”

Guillomaitre and owner Evenflow Guillomaitre working with the school principal Cyndi Weekes on the program.

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