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The Mask Academy Announce Aspiring Stylist Winners

The Mask Academy in Parramatta held their annual Aspiring Stylist photographic finals on September 1st, awarding six stylists for their excellent interpretation of the theme of The Wild. Hair students pre-coloured the hair and completed the final styling at the Academy’s Parramatta studios, with makeup looks finished by the beauty students.


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Students initially took part in a photography session in August, where they were given a set time to style models in the given theme and represent current fashion trends in colour and style. Judged by a panel of Mask Academy trainers and industry experts, the finalists then made it to the live awards night in order to claim top prize. Entrants were judged predominantly on the hair styling and colour, while the makeup, fashion styling and the contestants’ personal interpretation of the Wild theme were also considered.


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The evening awarded Olivia Pettigrew, of Jet Black Keyville Plaza, first place for first year and Maddison Nash second place, Brooke Turton, of  Strands of Colour Campbelltown, first place for second year and Jessica Faye Osbourne second place and Nicole Giblin, of the Velvet Room Castle Cove, and Bianca Antoun first and second place for in house apprentice, respectively. Prize packages were sponsored by De Lorenzo and INSTYLE.


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The Mask Academy is a private training college specialising in hairdressing, beauty therapy and makeup artistry, with campuses in both Parramatta and Newcastle. The academy prioritises practical training methods such as in salon training and dynamics editorial competitions like the Aspiring Stylist contest.

A chance to show off the fashion-forward capabilities of their students in a practical setting, the Mask Academy capped off a dynamic competition at an elegant awards evening. Well done to all the winners.

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