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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- John McDonogh High School cosmetology program teacher Deborah Richardson helps senior Rynesha Williams work on cutting a manikin with human hair in the school's vocational cosmetology program which includes a salon classroom in New Orleans, La. Friday, March 28, 2014. The school will soon shut down and the cosmetology program with it.

  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- John McDonogh High School cosmetology program teacher Deborah Richardson, second from right, has been helping students for 30 years including seniors Jireail Hilton, left, Rasheia Simms and Rynesha Williams in the school's vocational cosmetology program in New Orleans, La. Friday, March 28, 2014. The school will soon shut down and the cosmetology program with it.

  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- John McDonogh High School senior Jireail Hilton uses a cholesterol conditioning treatment works on a mannequin with human hair in the school's vocational cosmetology program in New Orleans, La. Friday, March 28, 2014. The school will soon shut down and the cosmetology program with it.

  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- John McDonogh High School cosmetology program teacher Deborah Richardson has been helping students for 3 decades in the school's vocational cosmetology program in New Orleans, La. Friday, March 28, 2014. The school will soon shut down and the cosmetology program with it.

  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- John McDonogh High School cosmetology program teacher Deborah Richardson helps senior Rasheia Simms work on coloring the hair of a manikin in the school's vocational cosmetology program in New Orleans, La. Friday, March 28, 2014. The school will soon shut down and the cosmetology program with it.

  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- John McDonogh High School cosmetology program teacher Deborah Richardson helps senior Rynesha Williams work on cutting a manikin or mannequin with human hair in the school's vocational cosmetology program in New Orleans, La. Friday, March 28, 2014. The school will soon shut down and the cosmetology program with it.

  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- John McDonogh High School senior Rasheia Simms works on coloring a manikin or mannequin with human hair in the school's vocational cosmetology program in New Orleans, La. Friday, March 28, 2014. The school will soon shut down and the cosmetology program with it.