Grand Opening of New CHI School of Cosmetology at Lone Star College

Farouk Shami, founder and chairman of Farouk Systems joined Dr. Richard Carpenter, Lone Star College System Chancellor and Dr. Steve Head, Lone Star College-North Harris President onstage for the grand opening and ribbon cutting of the new CHI School of Cosmetology at the flagship LSC-North Harris campus.

“There are no limitations on hairdressing,” Shami addressed the crowd that included local press, Texas State Representative Armando Walle and entering cosmetology students. “Everyone from high officials to presidents needs their hair cut. Hairdressing is economy resistant.”

The ceremony earmarks the first known partnership of a community college cosmetology program with an international renowned professional hair care company.

“The cosmetology program is consistently one of the most in-demand offerings at Lone Star College-North Harris,” said Dr. Steve Head, president of LSC-North Harris. “Incorporating the innovation and success of Farouk Systems gives our students yet another advantage after graduation.”

The curriculum will offer cosmetology students and future salon owners the best American-made CHI liquids, CHI tools and CHI ammonia-free color. Students will learn the Farouk Systems methodology in manicures, pedicures, facials, cutting, perms, coloring, highlighting and make up; from basic to advanced courses.

“We are ecstatic about partnering up with Lone Star College System that has an enrollment of more than 62,000 students,” says Farouk Shami, Founder and Chairman of Farouk Systems. “Farouk Systems’ mission statement is Education, Environment and Ethics and this partnership aligns with our philosophy and our continuing efforts of creating opportunity and growth for the American economy.”

“Partnering with a company that shares our commitment to the economic development of this community, which is clearly the case with Farouk Systems, makes perfect sense for the Lone Star College System,” added Dr. Richard Carpenter, LSCS chancellor. “Hopefully, this is the beginning of a relationship that will be creating new opportunities for our students well into the future.”   

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