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SCVTHS ALUMNA HOLDS BRIDAL MAKEUP CLASS

SCVTHS alumna Mary Belford holds a bridal makeup class for the current students.

Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School alumna Mary Belford holds a bridal makeup class for the current students.

 

On June 8th Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School (SCVTHS) 2019 alumna Mary Belford visited the SCVTHS Cosmetology Program to hold a bridal makeup class for current students.

Mary, the owner of Mary Belford Makeup Artistry, LLC, performed a “bridesmaid’s look” for the students while explaining the process, as well as giving some tips. Since graduating from SCVTHS, Mary continues to take bridal makeup classes to advance her skills and learn the business side of the trade.

Cosmetology Instructor Julie Francis stated, "‘Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work.’ Mary has both the talent and the work ethic! She is an amazing makeup artist who has been working professionally and crafting her trade since she was 15 years old. I think it was eye-opening for the students to hear that she focuses solely on bridal makeup and is currently booking weddings 1-2 years out, as well as traveling to do destination weddings as well! The presentation was professional, fun, and informative!”

Francis went on to add, “The students really enjoyed watching her work and hearing about her journey. She is an inspiration for them and they are now all following her Instagram account.”

For more information on this story, please contact James Strickhart at (908) 526-8900, x7169 or jstrickhart@scvts.net.