Cosmetology students recently conducted a Princess Party for young girls at Mountainland Technical College Thanksgiving Point campus in Lehi. During the event, students were able to raise money for a trip to Long Beach to learn from industry professionals. The Princess Parties have become a huge success for the cosmetology program. Dacia Peterson, Cosmetology Instructor said, “It is our most successful event of the year. People call in advance to reserve their spot for their daughters”. The purpose of the event isn’t only to raise money for an educational trip, it also allows the students to perform makeup and hair services to the participants. All of the young girls get to dress up like their favorite Disney Princess. For the students, it was a fun experience. Maddie Charles, a cosmetology student said, “It was a cute thing to do for the girls. It was so fun to make it special for them”. Many of the students enjoy events like this because it gives them hands-on experience. Peterson said, “For many of my students it breaks up the monotony of class and lets them use their creativity in cosmetology”. Princess Parties are one of many events that students participate in to raise money for their trip. The students look forward to participating in the Long Beach International Salon and Spa Expo. It is all part of the hands-on process to help aspiring cosmetologists become skilled and successful.