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Hair, there and everywhere

24 August 2012

Hair, there and everywhere

Amidst a fog of hairspray and the flick of 34 combs, UCOL Hairdressing students will vie for honours in the annual History of Hair competition to be held at UCOL on Wednesday.

Ten students from the UCOL Wairarapa and ten from Whanganui UCOL will join fourteen Palmerston North students to compete for prizes for Best Style on the Day and the Best Overall History project.

As part of their programme, the Certificate in Hairdressing students are required to research a culture or era of their choice and depict it in a hair style.

They have one hour to recreate the style they have practiced dozens of times on their mannequins.

The students will present a diverse range of styles and eras, from the 17th and 18th century and from Africa to Japan.

Held during the busy lunchtime in UCOL’s Atrium at the Palmerston North campus, the competition always attracts plenty of interest from onlookers.

The styles and research portfolios are judged by local Palmerston North senior stylists.

UCOL Hairdressing Lecturer Gillian Gosper says the competition is the culmination of months of research and practice by the students.

UCOL’s Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support) Level 3 is a one year, full time programme and is the equivalent of the first year of a hairdressing apprenticeship.

When: Wednesday 29th August from 11.00am
Where: UCOL Atrium, Princess Street entrance

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