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UCOL hairdressing student blows away her competition

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Friday 30 August 2013

UCOL hairdressing student blows away her competition

Whanganui UCOL hairdressing student Aleisha Ward is on a roll.

Aleisha claimed the top Style of the Day prize and the Most Professional Student award at UCOL’s History of Hair competition held at the Palmerston North campus yesterday.

The win comes hot on the heels of placing second in a pre-apprentice category at the recent NZ Association of Registered Hairdressers (NZARH) competitions in Whanganui.

Aleisha’s Elizabethan finger waved style was judged the best at the annual inter-campus event where she competed against 16 other UCOL hairdressing students from Palmerston North, Whanganui and Wairarapa.

The 19 year old student says experiencing the rigours of the NZARH competition helped combat any nerves for the History of Hair event.

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

The live styling event is the culmination of weeks of practise by the students on mannequins. They are also required to present a portfolio of research on their chosen hairstyle.

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

Second place in the Style of the day was awarded to Palmerston North’s Apryl Collins and Sam Malcolm (PN) was third.

The student’s styles and portfolios were judged by local senior stylists.


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