Cosmetology graduate completes program and opens business

[LEWISBURG, W.VA.] Less than a year after graduating from New River Community and Technical College’s cosmetology program, Dyan Hefner owns her own salon.

“I was interested in cosmetology in my 20’s, but the timing wasn’t right,” Hefner explained. “I visited the salon at New River CTC in February 2014, and this time, everything fell into place.” Hefner married at 17 and had two children. As time passed, she became interested in earning a degree to have financial stability. She chose New River CTC as it was close to her home.

“I was hesitant to go back to school. My husband and children were supportive, but it was scary. I was nervous, and I wondered if I could do it,” Hefner said. “But I did it. I completed the cosmetology certificate program and my associate degree in May 2016.”

Lady Dye’s Modern House of Beauty is located at 182 Lafayette Street, Lewisburg.

Applications for fall are being accepted for the cosmetology program on the Greenbrier Valley Campus. For information about program, contact Instructional Specialist for Cosmetology Lisa Carter at 304-793-3005.

New River Community and Technical College serves nine counties in southeastern West Virginia from the Greenbrier Valley Campus (Lewisburg), Mercer County Campus (Princeton), Nicholas County Campus (Summersville) and Raleigh County Campus (Beaver/Beckley).