Event gives guests a sampling of Ava Gardner’s vintage style.
JCC cosmetology students got the chance to create their own vintage beauty queens at a cool event held at the Ava Gardner Museum.
Victory rolls, glamour waves, cake mascara and bright pink and coral blush and lipstick were the style of the night as the students pampered the guests and gave them a glimpse of the glamorous style of the famous Smithfield native movie screen legend Ava Gardner.
"It was a lot of fun and really rewarding," said Sydney Satterwhite, a cosmetology student who will graduate in May with an associate’s degree. “Many of the guests loved it and they said they felt so glamourous, like a beauty queen, like they were Ava Gardner themselves.”
Satterwhite, who curled hair at the event, said the event gave the students a chance to practice a different style on new clients.
“It helped us get out of our comfort zone, and we got the chance to express our creativity and talent in a way we don’t normally get to show people. It was definitely a new and different environment for us,” she said.
The event was a collaboration between the Ava Gardner Museum, JCC, the Johnston County Arts Council, and the Johnston County Visitors Bureau. Local photographer Simple Bliss took photos of the guests and they received a free goodie bag with vintage makeup and local vendor coupons.
Lynell Seabold, interim museum director, said the event was a really fun girls night out. “Ava Gardner was very glamourous, and we wanted it to be a very glamourous night to uphold that,” she said. “Several people came dressed in vintage, classy clothes and they were so beautiful. It was a just such a fun night for everyone.”