NORWALK - Cerritos College cosmetology student Replika Bhullar received a $500 scholarship from the California Cosmetology Association in August, the school announced on Monday."We are very proud of Replika," said Jeanne Johnson, professor of cosmetology at Cerritos College. "She is a fantastic hair designer and on her way to becoming one of California's top stylists." Bhullar, who was selected from a pool of 40 students, started at Cerritos College in 2003, majoring in business administration. She was very active at the school and was named Homecoming Queen in 2003. Bhullar transferred to USC with the Dean scholarship (worth $42,000 a year) with a grade point average of 3.7 and received her bachelor's degree in business administration in 2006. She went to work at the Disney Consumer Products company in Glendale as a human resource info system analysis for a year, but decided to pursue a career in cosmetology. In 2008, Bhullar returned to Cerritos College and entered the cosmetology program and is scheduled to take the state board examinations this month. "Upon receiving an AA in Cosmetology and obtaining my license I am hoping to land an internship with [hairdressing company] Tony & Guy and educate myself to be a very confident and reputed hair stylist and eventually own my salon one day," Bhullar said.
********** Published: September 30, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 24