From the roots of your hair to your family heritage, roots are the beginning
By Carmen Pettie
Roots are an important part of what makes people into who they are. They are the pulse that feedsour desire to achieve our dreams and make history. That’s the message Brenda Cleveland expressed to a group of young journalists during the UJW Exchange at the University of Tulsa.
Cleveland illustrated her point by sharing how she moved from Corporate America to become the owner of the one and only African-American
owned cosmetology school in Oklahoma. She also shared her experiences and the challenge that her aunt had given her about becoming a cosmetologist.
Now she and her husband Eddie Cleveland, own and operate the Technical Institute of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences, located on the corner of 6th Street and Lansing Avenue in Tulsa.
TICAS has served the educational and cosmetology needs of Tulsa since 1996. “We have taught cosmetology like everyone else for nearly two decades, but now we will be able to use new technology to examine hair and skin in ways that cause the industry to change daily,” said
The cosmetology school will launch www.ticas.edu with bold new photos, video, admission and enrollment information, and financial aid for anyone interested in entering the field of cosmetology and entrepreneurship.
Cleveland added, “We are increasing our capacity to serve the community with these new expansions. When we broaden a student’s educational horizon on study abroad trips, our patrons will be able to follow our journey online with a live chat.
For more information about the Technical Institute of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences, call 918-660-8828 or visit the new website starting
July 1 at www.ticas.edu.
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