Salon Support was a proud sponsor and alliance partner with Toowoomba TAFE for their recent Spotlights Senior Hairdressing and Beauty Competition, writes Shannon Gaitz.

Entrants were judged in fields that had to be culturally and historically referential, from Hollywood glamour to vintage class. Sponsored by Salon Support, through which Manager Lisa Allen was a judge, the competition was chic, fun and anything but subtle.

Entrants submitted a photographic portfolio and showcased their looks at the Toowoomba Hair and Beauty Expo, supported by the Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE, TAFE Queensland and the Queensland Government. From there they were judged on a number of skills in technical, creative and photographic sections.

Amongst a vast number of impressive entries, Mikayla Ashurst, Ashurst, senior stylist with Hair Central in Dalby, won the Big Screen Movies category, as well as People’s Choice, Gayle Green of Millenium Hair Studio in Toowoomba took out the Red Carpet category, Jackie Williams of Hair Are We in Toowoomba won the Vintage category, and Danielle Lindgren from Shim Sharee in Toowoomba was awarded the An Era In Time award.

Salon Support donated the winner trophies, prize packs of Senscience Liquid Luxury products, and complimentary invitations to Salon Support education and technical workshops.

For more information about Salon Support visit www.salonsupport.com.au.