Bringing Paris to Auckland - 2010 Wella Young Professional Stylist Showcase
8 November 2010
Cans of hairspray and brushes are at the ready for this week’s Wella Young Professional Stylist Showcase to be held at Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) where apprentices from MIT’s hairdressing school will present their work for leading industry judges.
The event mirrors the Wella Professionals International Trend Vision Awards held in Paris last weekend.
“The gold medal has come back to the southern hemisphere following the competition in Paris and this could be any one of these hair students in a few years time,” says Dawn Parker-Jones, Wella Professionals Technical Manager for New Zealand and one of the judges for the MIT event.
“This prepares them for the national competitions which can then take them to the international stage.”
Esteemed hairstylist and entrepreneur, Grant Bettjeman, and renowned specialist in the hair industry, Gene Cooksley will take the judges’ seat a second time following the success of the debut competition exclusive to MIT students held last year with Wella Professionals.
“We support getting new talent into industry and have replicated the competition to give the students something to work towards,” says Kathryn Dean, Professionals Services Technician for Wella Professionals.
The students will start work on their models on Thursday 11 November, at the School of Hairdressing at MIT and will present their creations in the categories; ‘Techno Poetry’, ‘Natures Goodness’, ‘Nomad Couture’, and ‘Midnight Stage’ at the showcase later that evening.