Stu­dent proves she’s a cut above

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By SVEN HERSEL­MAN Blen­heim hair­dress­ing stu­dent Kayla New­man has come out tops at a Nel­son Marl­bor­ough In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy con­test, show­ing up her Nel­son ri­vals.

Kayla was the only sec­ond year stu­dent from Marl­bor­ough to en­ter the con­test, but still came away with the win in the avant garde sec­tion and took sec­ond in the cut and colour. It was the avant garde she is most proud of be­cause it in­volved not only do­ing her model’s hair but de­sign­ing her look from cloth­ing to makeup.

‘‘I did some re­search into the look and then cus­tomised cloth­ing us­ing space and fu­tur­is­tic punk as my in­spi­ra­tion,’’ Kayla says.

The hair de­sign it­self in­volved putting wire into her model, Queen Char­lotte Col­lege stu­dent Skye Taki­moana’s hair.

She didn’t get to prac­tise be­fore­hand but still man­aged to pull the look off. ‘‘ I’ve al­ways wanted to do hair­dress­ing and I en­joy the com­pet­i­tive side of it. I think it [en­ter­ing con­tests] is some­thing I will want to keep do­ing af­ter I am fin­ished study­ing,’’ Kayla says.

She wasn’t the only Marl­bor­ough stu­dent to do well at the con­test. First year stu­dents Char­lotte Ta­mati and Ta­nia Meechang took the two top spots in the first year Great Gatsby sec­tion. Char­lotte was the win­ner. Well done: NMIT hair­dress­ing first year stu­dents, from left, Ta­nia Meechang and Char­lotte Ta­mati, and sec­ond year stu­dent Kayla New­man who com­peted in the Marl­bor­ough vs Nel­son NMIT hair­dress­ing con­test in Nel­son. Char­lotte won the Great Gatsby sec­tion fol­lowed by Ta­nia while Kayla New­man won the avant garde sec­tion and came sec­ond in the cut and colour. The look: Queen Char­lotte Col­lege stu­dent Skye Taki­moana mod­elled for NMIT stu­dent Kayla New­man at the NMIT hair­dress­ing con­test in Nel­son.

Photo: SVEN HERSEL­MAN

Photo: CLAIRE DEW­SON

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