Pictured left, Kambria Lockett '21 styles a clients hair in her room on West Campus. Pictured right, Matthew Dressa's collection of styling tools.

Life of the Dorm Room DIY Beauticians at Cornell

At home, everyone has their go-to hair stylist, barber, manicurist, etc. Yet, when students come to Cornell, they lose their favorite hometown beauty specialists, and have to find new people. That is where self-taught, enterprising students like Alayna Earl ’23 come in. “Three years ago I watched a YouTube video on [eyebrow] threading,” said Earl. “I would practice on my friends and sometimes they would give me money.