South Regional TAFE hairdressing students put their salon skills to the test

South Regional TAFE VET in schools hairdressing students, lecturers and judges pictured at the world skills competition in Bunbury on Friday.

South Regional TAFE VET in schools hairdressing students, lecturers and judges pictured at the world skills competition in Bunbury on Friday.

Some of South Regional TAFE’s VET in schools hairdressing students took to the salon on Friday to compete in the bi-annual regional World Skills competition. 

Under the watchful eye of professional judges and their lecturers, the students were tasked with washing, massaging and shaping the hair of a live model with the help of products supplied by Matrix Australia. 

They were then tasked with replicating a braid design from a photograph on a dummy model before designing their own hairstyle that incorporated two different braiding and twisting techniques. 

South Regional TAFE Managing Director Duncan Anderson said it was fantastic to see the VETiS students being given the opportunity to compete and step up to the challenge.

“This type of competition provides students with life experience and the opportunity to learn more about the industry they are training to work in,” Mr Anderson said.

Bunbury is no stranger to hairdressing success in the World Skills competition with Sarah Tassone claiming a bronze medal at the 2016 national competition. 

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