At a recent mock certification test at Moro Beauty College, two esthetician students would be judged and two would get facials and make-up.
As the rest of the class observed, Benilda Macaraegi and Evelyn Alquiroz began beautifying their mock clients, Rebecca Sullivan and Parisa Morid.
Each of the esthetician students studies directly under Mary Moro, the owner of the college, who has been teaching there for 36 years. She also teaches classes for cosmetology and manicuring students.
Moro watched as Macaraegi and Alquiroz prepared their work stations, arranging items from kits packaged carefully with just enough tools needed to give a facial, apply make-up, and disinfect when necessary.
“Ms. Moro,” as the students address her, confirmed that the kits were duplicates of what are allowed at the state board exam.