A splash of colour, a dash of design, and a stack of skill was the recipe for the 2019 TAFE Queensland Southport Hair, Beauty and Barber showcase.

More than 30 TAFE Queensland hair, beauty and barbering students created fascinating hairstyles and eye-popping makeup for the runway event at the Southport campus.

TAFE Queensland hairdressing teacher, Rachel Barker, said the students worked extremely hard all year and this was their night to shine.

“We have so many talented students across the hair, barber and beauty courses and it is great that we all came together to celebrate our accomplishments,” she said.

“This is such a rewarding experience for our students to showcase everything they have learnt and accomplished throughout the year.”

Mrs Barker said the event provided students with excellent industry exposure and an opportunity to develop their professional portfolio.

“Among the audience members were local industry professionals and salon owners which was a great way for students to showcase their high calibre of skills and meet with potential employers.”

“The showcase provided them with a platform to step out of the box and create hairstyles that they wouldn’t necessarily get to do in the salon on a day to day basis.”

Forty brave males and females ranging in age volunteered their hair and face for the students to create looks from elegant and timeless to the more eccentric and peculiar.

Ms Barker said the 100 plus audience members were treated to various fashion colour work, up styles, classic looks, street wear, and more outlandish styles for the catwalk.

"The event was such a huge success that we are already planing to make it bigger and better next year," she said.

Not only was the showcase a great opportunity for the hair, beauty and barber students but also students studying hospitality and events. 

TAFE Queensland hospitality students also prepared and served up delivious canapes while managing the bar throughout the night and Diploma of Event Managment (SIT50316) students helped organise and run the showcase on the night.



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