Blind Students Get Hairstyling Tips at Midtown Miami Salon

“It’s cool. I feel like I got special treatment today,” Angel Wallace said

By David Jeannot
|  Monday, Nov 12, 2012  |  Updated 10:20 PM EDT
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Camille Hall, a student from the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, said Monday's event was "kind of awesome."

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Something as simple as styling your hair, or putting on your makeup, can become an arduous task when you have vision loss.

On Monday, five students from the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired got a quick makeover and lessons on how to keep themselves looking stylish on their own.

“It’s cool. I feel like I got special treatment today,” said Angel Wallace, a student at Miami Lighthouse.

Two salons, Blo Blow Dry Bar Midtown and Nail Bar & Beauty Lounge, came together for the event. They gave the students useful tips like putting their nail polish in the fridge so the cool brush can help guide them when they’re painting their nails.

“And we’re teaching them about styling their hair, different products they should use and tips and tricks they can use at home so that they can feel beautiful like everybody else does,” said Blo co-owner Sandi Magder.

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Cameron Sisser, the manager of external relations for Miami Lighthouse, explained that its mission is to help the visually impaired to live independently and free of outside help.

“We just think it’s a fabulous organization and were happy to support it,” Magder said. “It’s a market that we wouldn’t necessarily always have access to, so this partnership means a lot to us and we really would like to be able to give back to the community.”

Student Camille Hall said she had fun.

“Well, this is actually kind of awesome, because when I usually do my hair it doesn’t come out this straight,” she said.

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