Welcome to Beyoncé’s Makeup Class

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Do-gooder Beyoncé unveiled The Beyoncé Cosmetology Center at Phoenix House in Brooklyn, New York on Friday. She and her mother Tina, who is also her business partner, conceived this idea last year.

Beyonce Cosmetology Center Unveiling At Phoenix House

Not only is the program providing substance abuse treatment to drug and alcohol abuse patients, it will also offer a seven-month cosmetology training course for adult men and women, teaching the theory and practical skills that the recovering addicts need to pass the New York State Cosmetology Licensure Exam.

Beyonce Cosmetology Center Unveiling At Phoenix House
(L-R) Marty Markowitz, Tina Knowles, Beyonce Knowles, Michael Bloomberg and Karen M. Carpenter-Palumbo

In her speech, Beyoncé talked about her mom’s early days when she owned a Houston beauty salon. “I remember my mother’s hair salon and the stories all the women would tell,” she said in her emotional speech. “How they laughed and cried together and left looking beautiful. I loved spending time at the salon.”

Since Beyoncé is a spokesperson for L’Oréal Paris, the beauty brand is generously providing the products for the classes.

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