South West Tafe certificate 4 hairdressing student Nicole Dellar, from Bendigo, went for a “night at the movies” theme when styling the hair of her friend Kate Biggs, also from Bendigo, before last night’s hairdressing awards.
South West TAFE hairdressing award entrants, from left, Nicole Dellar certificate 4 hairdressing student from Bendigo with her friend Kate Biggs also from Bendigo and Hayley Derzsi from Warrnambool and her model Miranda Scott from Warrnambool..130826DW43 Picture DAMIAN WHITE
South West TAFE hairdressing awards certificate 4 hairdressing student Hayley Derzsi from Warrnambool, right, and her model Miranda Scott from Warrnambool..130826DW46 Picture DAMIAN WHITE
South West TAFE hairdressing awards - certificate 4 hairdressing student Lisa Patten, left, and model Jasmin Prewett..130826DW48 Picture DAMIAN WHITE
Certificate 4 hairdressing student Paigan Hannah, left, and model Tarlee Vail.130826DW53 Picture DAMIAN WHITE
Certificate 4 hairdressing student Casey Webster, right, and model Jessica Wensley.130826DW56 Picture DAMIAN WHITE
Certificate 4 hairdressing student Sarah Kelly and model, daughter Destiny Kelly 9. 130826DW57 Picture DAMIAN WHITE
Certificate 4 hairdressing student Paula Fleming and model Maggie Moss 9.130826DW59 Picture DAMIAN WHITE
Certificate 4 hairdressing student Amber Schultz, left, and model Ruth Zeunert .130826DW60 Picture DAMIAN WHITE
HAIRDRESSING students showcased their talents and creativity during an annual awards evening in Warrnambool last night.
About 120 up-and-coming stylists joined in the South West TAFE event at the City Memorial Bowls Club.
In recent years, the awards have become so popular that the number of entrants has increased dramatically.
Industry leaders, potential employers and community members attended the awards, where competition categories were judged by industry experts from Geelong and Melbourne.
Competition categories include hot-shot photographic, men’s cutting, colour shading, women’s fashion cut, creative styling, long hair (evening glamour), and the highly creative “off the wall” category.
TAFE hairdressing teacher and coordinator Jenny Best said students put lots of energy into the event and produced very high quality work.
“Students are able to, be creative, do things they wouldn’t normally have the opportunity to do and enjoy the competitive process,” Ms Best said.
She said the event also provided students with excellent industry exposure and the opportunity to develop their professional portfolios.
“While the event is glamorous and exciting, it also plays an important role helping students develop their skills and confidence, as well as their industry contacts.”