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Manukau Institute Hosts Hair Award Event

10 November 2009

Trainee hair fashionistas have the rare privilege of their hair design creations being judged by renowned specialists in the hair industry and celebrity hair stylist, Grant Bettjeman.

A carbon copy competition of one of the country’s biggest hair award events, Wella Trend Vision Awards, is to take place at Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) on Thursday 12 November, and will mark the first time tertiary students can put their works in front of these leading industry judges.

Gene Cooksley, of the Auckland Hairdressing Association, says this is the first time the event has been remodelled and available to a tertiary institute.

“The hairdressing tutors at MIT are the most passionate I have come across,” Mr Cooksley says. “The tutors at Hairdressing School at MIT offer the best of training and expose their students to the wider market and competitions as much as possible. We are delighted to give these young talented students the opportunity to compete.”

Among the judges will be esteemed hairstylist and entrepreneur, Grant Bettjeman, and representatives from the NZ Hairdressing Association.

The students will start work on their models on Thursday afternoon at the School of Hairdressing at MIT and present their creations on the catwalk at the showcase dinner later in the evening.


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