Cosmetology Program Fundraises For New Space

The New Castle Career Center Cosmetology Program has recently undergone some much-needed changes to their program. Some of these updates have already taken place, and some are still in progress.

One of the changes was hiring Erica Robinson as the new instructor for the class. She embraced her new role with enthusiasm and is looking forward to being a part of the modernization of the program. Robinson noted, “This is my first full year at New Castle Career Center and I am really excited that we are getting to start fresh and I have the opportunity to revamp the program.”  The Teaching Assistant, Kyleigh Longfellow, is helping the students earn the dual credits and Cosmetology License. 

In addition to enlisting a new instructor, the program recently transitioned to a new location with more space and an industrial design. The program’s relocation was a necessary update to ensure instructors, students, and patrons have enough space to work efficiently. Individuals in the community contributed donations to help make the relocation possible. Students continue to raise funds and seek out donors to assist with the project’s completion.

Along with the new location, Robinson is developing new teaching opportunities for her students. She and the students are making The Salon more customer-friendly to the public with new technology. Online booking is now available and credit card payments are accepted.

“I am really excited to start building our relationship with the community,” Robinson expressed. “We are looking for places and events to partner with to do haircuts, styles, and polish changes. My kids need experience and this community needs their hair done! It’s a win-win situation!”

The Salon is a full-service operation. They offer haircuts, color changes, hair styling, makeup, facials, manicures, pedicures, and more. They accept walk-in clients or invite clients to schedule an appointment by calling them at 765-593-6680 ext.5201 or booking online through or through their social media pages.

The Salon is open to the public Monday through Friday 8:30 to 10:45 a.m. and 1:30 to 3:45 p.m. Additionally, they are open the third Wednesday of every month until 8 p.m. to accommodate guests who may not be able to make it during the day. Those interested in more information about the New Castle Career Center Cosmetology Program, the services they offer, or assisting them with their fundraising efforts, can follow the NCCC The Salon on Facebook, visit the website at or call the New Castle Career Center at (765) 593-6680.