June 2, 2011
This spring, the fourteen Princesses who make up the 2011 Rose Festival Court will receive the royal treatment from students at Phagans.
On Saturday, June 11, 2011, the day of the Grand Floral Parade, students from Phagans School of Hair Design will meet in the early morning to style hair and apply makeup for each member of the Rose Festival Court, preparing them to look their best for the day’s events.
“The Rose Festival is a Portland tradition,” said Barbara Climaldi, owner of Phagans School of Hair Design. “As a longtime member of Portland’s education community, we’re thrilled to contribute to the celebration by serving these outstanding young women.”
Students Competed for Honor
Just as the high school students competed in a rigorous application and interview process to be named to the court, the Phagans students were also required to compete for the opportunity to work with the Princesses. Interested students submitted a written essay and auditioned to showcase their skills with hair styling and makeup application on live models. A selection committee chose more than 25 students to work with the court.
“Our students are excited about this opportunity to help these young women look beautiful on this special day,” said Climaldi. “Students at Phagans get the best training available in cosmetology, and the students who were selected are extremely skilled in their craft.”
In addition to the unique experience of working with the Rose Festival Princesses, the select Phagans students will also receive a certificate of achievement and complimentary passes to the Rose Festival CityFair.
Phagans School of Hair Design educates students to the highest standards in the field of cosmetology, with programs leading to licensure in Hair Design, Esthetics and Nail Technology. Two locations with salons in NE/Lloyd Center and SE/Clackamas Town Center also serve the community with cosmetology services and retail outlets.