Wacky hairdos in just 40 mins
Not a perm in sightIAN ALLEN
Hairdressers from the region broke off the shackles of convention yesterday to create some wacky hairdos at the Nelson Marlborough Hairdresser of the Year Awards.
About 20 stylists competed across six different categories at the Clubs of Marlborough hoping to be crowned the region's top hairdresser.
Each stylist was given 40 minutes to sculpt a winning barnet on their trusting models and not a perm in sight.
Event organiser Rochelle Stevens said some of the hairdos were pretty out there.
After all, it's a fashion show for hairdressers, she said.
"It's always taken to the extreme. Each hairdresser is briefed by judges before the competition as to what they are looking for. This is their interpretation of that brief.
"It's what they think is going to be happening in the next 12 months."
The different categories included urban day, urban night and colour, Miss Stevens said.
And the standard had been exceptional, she said.
"The guys have done a lot of practice and research."
The winners from the top of the south region would go on to compete nationally, the organiser said.
To add a winning hair style to their portfolio was an amazing opportunity, Miss Stevens said.
She encouraged more people to consider hairdressing as a profession.
"It's a fantastic and creative industry," she said.
"It takes nearly four years to become a hairdresser, nearly as long as a doctor."
- The Marlborough Express