Chance for students to shine
The Waipawa Musical and Dramatic Society’s Phantom of the Opera production was an opportunity for EIT students from CHB to showcase their newlyacquired hairstyling and makeup skills.
Six young women studying EIT’s Certificate in Foundation Skills (Styling) at the CHB Regional Learning Centre in Waipukurau assisted with hair and makeup for cast members performing in the recently staged show.
“This opportunity gave the students the confidence to explore the experience behind the scenes of a theatre show in their local community,” said centre manager Sandra Fleming.
The 17-week foundation study programme, which will be offered on the EIT Hawke’s Bay campus next semester and potentially in Waipukurau again next year, provides entry-level practical skills in beauty therapy, hairdressing, personal styling and fitness.
“Most in our latest cohort intend to progress to programmes offered on the main Hawke’s Bay campus,” Sandra says. “As part of the foundation-level learning, they travelled to Taradale once a fortnight to study styling, so they became familiar with what is offered there.”
The “staircasing” students will learn about skincare and makeup, beauty therapy, hairdressing and health and wellbeing. Having also learnt about DIY beauty, hair products and preparation for an interview, the regional learning centre cohort celebrated with a black and gold-themed luncheon, inviting family and friends.
EIT CHB Learning Centre student Chloe Stevens styles Kansas Tehei’s hair.