SOUTH West TAFE beauty students went into battle last night, but it wasn’t against the well publicised cuts to government spending.
The Battle of the Brushes put beauty students to the test at the Verde beauty expo, with students coming up with a range of interesting make-up concepts to a wild kingdom theme.
Beauty therapy and make-up artistry teacher Jodi Leahy said the students had put a lot of energy into the event and produced high-quality work.
“The expo allows students to be creative and to do things they wouldn’t normally have the opportunity to do,” she said.
“It’s a chance for them to enjoy the competitive process, while showing off their skills.”
The expo featured a range of master classes covering paparazzi and smokey eye make-up, to make-up airbrushing, nail art and spray tan demonstrations.
South-West TAFE runs a professional make-up artistry short course, but from next year, students will have the opportunity to extend their professional knowledge with the diploma of specialist make-up being offered.
Winners were: modern bride: Maddison Perry; modern bride VETis: Samantha Molan; wild kingdom: Josie Hams; wild kingdom VETis: Phoebe Clements; best portfolio: Rachel Arden; best photo journal VETis: Emma Sparrow; best nail enhancements: Jade Muller; best nail art: Maddi Fagan; best nail polish application: Alysha Primmer; best aromatherapy blend: Josie Hams; ambassador of the year: Emma Scott; retail student of the year: Elizabeth Agnew; student of the year: Jane Hirst.