(Le Mars) — Over 50 years ago the Le Mars Beauty College was started, offering students the opportunity to get the necessary education and training to cut and style hair in the field of cosmetology. Now, today, the Le Mars Beauty College is forced to close its doors at the end of April. Owner and operator, Todd Anderson says the COVID virus was a huge blow to the school by
forcing it to close for a few weeks. He says in addition, the COVID virus made it difficult to visit high schools and attempt to recruit new students that may have an interest in pursuing a career in cosmetology. Anderson says there wasn’t enough interest to justify keeping the school open.
Anderson talks about how many students would be needed in order to continue operations of the five decades plus hair styling school.
Anderson talks about how the history of the long-standing business located on the southern end of downtown.
Many people may wonder what will become of the building after the Le Mars Beauty College closes its doors.
The Le Mars Beauty College owner says he reached out to other cosmetology schools to see if there would be any interest in acquiring operations of the Le Mars school.
Anderson says at one time, there were six different instructors, and more recently the number was down to three instructors. He says fortunately, the other two instructors besides himself, have been able to find other employment opportunities. He says the remaining students will go on to graduate before the school shuts down. Anderson says he wants to thank all of his loyal customers, and says there are plenty of other good salons within Le Mars that should accommodate their hair styling needs. As for Anderson, he says he will now focus his attention on the Man Trap hair salon, which he also owns.