CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Students at Charleston's School of Beauty Culture got a lesson right out of Hollywood this week.
And while they learned some glamorous and theatrical tricks of the trade, they also learned how they could apply them for everyday clients.
Students got hands-on lessons in airbrush makeup and glamour hair by Dina Ousley, owner of the airbrush cosmetics company Dinair.
She was invited by beauty school instructor Herb Inscoe. The two worked together to style performers, actors and VIPs at the Emmy Awards this past September.
Ousley has perfected the use of a small airbrush, liquid cosmetics and stencils to create everything from a professional woman's daily makeup to something a little flashier - think leopard print hair and fantasy makeup that includes sparkles.
"It is for daily use," Ousley said. "It's fast and it lasts."
Ousley worked with students during two intensive training days, during which they learned to manipulate the airbrush to achieve more or less color and to achieve strong lines or soft edges.
"I visit a lot of beauty schools, but I haven't been to West Virginia before this," Ousley said.