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Cosmetology student heads to states

Molly Oldham, Reporter

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A Revere and CVCC senior dedicates her time to cosmetology, placed in the top two at cosmetology regionals and will head to the state competition in late April.

Senior Elyse (Leesy) Seaver has attended Revere since the third grade and started attending CVCC her junior year. She takes part in the Cosmetology program at the Career Center. Seaver started her love for makeup and hair naturally when her friends asked for her help.

“I knew I loved cosmetology when my friends started asking me to do their makeup for formals; it made me feel so happy to make others feel beautiful.” Seaver said.

Seaver qualified for Regionals because her teacher, Tina Disantis, chose her to compete at Skills USA, also known as cosmetology regionals. Regionals consisted of aesthetics, and both a day time and nighttime look. Seaver placed second of nine competitors and earned a spot to compete at Cosmetology States at the end of April. Seaver dedicates multiple hours to cosmetology each day.

“I spend three hours daily at school, as well as [competitions] out of school like Skills USA, which are 24 or 48 hours,” Seaver said.

Seaver’s mom, Laura Seaver, is very proud of her daughters accomplishments and commented on how she feels towards those rewards.

“She’s actually a bit shy and humble; she’s not one to brag about herself. I’m very proud of her, I have no problems with that,” she said.

Close friend and regular client Kaylin Ellis also thinks very highly of Leesy and the work she puts forth. Ellis studied cosmetology with Leesy for two years at CVCC and now attends the University of Akron as a freshman.

“I started going to see her right when we met. When I found out she was an aspiring makeup artist, I wanted to support her in any way that I could. I wanted to let her know that she always has a face she can practice and get better on,” Ellis said.

Ellis also commented on the work ethic and drive she sees from her friend.

“I would describe Leesy’s work ethic as determined, unique, unstoppable. She always does everything to the best of her abilities to make it just right. This includes makeup and hair. Whatever it is, I can count on her to make it turn out beautiful,” Ellis said.

Seaver has made a name for herself at Revere, working on many clients including junior Szofia Wiksell, junior Makayla Young, senior Beth Leuenberger and many others.

The States competition includes a daytime makeup look, a night drama look and a written test. She heads to states with makeup brush in hand on April 24 and 25.

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