Cosmetology Program to Help Students Get Ready for the Prom


Photo of cosmetology students and instructors.

WPCC cosmetology students and instructors are looking forward to providing their services to Burke County students attending their high-school proms.  These services are made possible through a partnership between Western Piedmont Community College and the Morganton Service League to make each student feel like a queen or a king on their special day.

Morganton, N.C. – Faculty and students in Western Piedmont Community College’s cosmetology program have partnered with the Morganton Service League to help students in Burke County get ready for their high school proms.

Services including hair styling, makeup application, nail polishing, haircut and shampooing are available at discounted rates and designed to make young men and women look their best for their special, once in a lifetime occasion.

“Burke County has supported our new cosmetology program from the very beginning and we are excited how this partnership will help us to say thank you,” said Blake Dula, director of WPCC’s cosmetology program.  “We feel as though our young women and men should be able to feel like a queen or king on their prom night without spending hundreds of dollars, and we look forward to serving them!”

Prices include $15 for hair styling, $10 for makeup application, $5 for nail polishing and $5 for men’s haircuts and shampoos on the day the prom.

To take advantage of these services, a limited number of appointments are available on a first come, first serve basis by calling 828-448-3539 or via email at  Appointment times are available on the following days and times for each school:

North Carolina School for the Deaf, April 26, 12:00 – 3:00 pm
Draughn High School, April 28, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Patton High School, April 28, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
North Liberty, May 11, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Freedom High School, May 19, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
East Burke High School, May 26, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

The WPCC Cosmetology Center is located on 1231 C Burkemont Avenue in Morganton based next to Rural King.  WPCC Cosmetology Center’s services are provided by NC Board of Cosmetic Arts registered students under the direct supervision of cosmetology instructors.

For more information about WPCC’s cosmetology program visit

Western Piedmont Community College is located in the rolling foothills of picturesque Morganton, N.C. and proudly serves the local area by providing accessible, high-quality education that improves lives and promotes growth in the community. The college is one of only five colleges in the North Carolina Community College System achieving an “excellence” level in four of seven mandated performance measures and is guided by the College’s five-year strategic plan focusing on student success, employee development, workforce development, community engagement, and institutional enhancement.   For more information, visit or provide feedback to the College by visiting

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