Student proves she’s a cut above
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.