On Nov. 19, Cal Poly Pomona’s Associated Students, Inc. and Bronco Events and Activities Team held the first ever Makeover Mayhem.
Makeover Mayhem was a free event for students to try out new hair and makeup looks for fall and winter.
“Makeover Mayhem is the first event of its kind,” said Aneska Alino, third-year public relations student and BEAT outreach chair. “We wanted an event that was free for students where they could have their hair and makeup done. We do not have any other event like this. We were brainstorming and this is was one of our favorite events that we came up with.”
From noon to 2 p.m., in the rotunda and Ursa Major C of the Bronco Student Center, Makeover Mayhem provided students with hair stylists and makeup artists from the Marinello Schools of Beauty and makeup tutorials from Mary Kay consultants.
Two-hundred students were expected to attend the event.
In the rotunda, rows of chairs filled the room with curling irons, straighteners and an assortment of makeup brushes.
Senior and junior students of the Marinello Schools of Beauty worked on CPP students in beauty aprons, creating new makeup and hair styles. There were four featured looks of the day: Bronco Pride, Fall Colors, Young Wild and Free and Glitter Queen.
“The styles have varied today and it depends on what each student wants,” said Kristy Lewis, junior instructor at Marinello Schools of Beauty. “We are doing buns, braids, up-dos and curls. The most popular look today has been big loose curls and then a daytime makeup look.”
In Ursa Major C, consultants from Mary Kay gave students a makeup tutorial for a quick college student look.
“We have seen around 50 students so far, it has been a great time,” said Tonantzin Custodio, independent sales director for Mary Kay. “We are doing a ‘dash out the door color’ look, which is a fall trend look. We are using purple and grey eyeshadows, of course black eyelashes and then a berry or neutral lip color.”
Sarah Wyenke, a first-year civil engineering student, said she is not much of a makeup person, but decided to come Makeover Mayhem after seeing the promotions all around school.
“I was walking to my engineering class and I kept seeing the signs and I was so interested,” said Wyenke. “My favorite part of the event was trying on the free makeup and getting our own makeup tutorial. The consultants actually taught us how to put on the different products. Sometimes I get a little out-there with my makeup look and other times I do not wear any makeup, so this was a lot of fun.”
After the makeup tutorial there was a chance for a photo shoot with ASI photographers. While students waited to get their hair curled, blown-out or put up, there was a chance to spin the ASI wheel and win Mary Kay products. Among the free goodies were travel size perfumes and lotions, one-use lip gloss, eyeshadows and mascara. The biggest prize of the day was a $100 gift basket full of Mary Kay products.