On the 6th February, HAHA Training held their Student Showcase to show off the talents of hair and beauty apprentices that are currently working with HAHA through their partnership with Portsmouth College.
The purpose of the showcase was first and foremost to show the amazing talent of HAHA's students and to give them the opportunity to experience the wide variety of all aspects of hairdressing. With judges from all different paths of the industry, this helped the students to craft their looks from many different angles such as editorial, in-salon and wearable styles. The skills learnt from the showcase has also given students something to work on in preparation for the NHF hair competition that will take place this March in Blackpool. The students can build on their looks to ensure they are competition ready.
Leading up to the big night, both students and educators worked hard to ensure that everyone chose the category they were happy to work within and then to create a look, ensuring there was a diverse collection throughout. Students created mood-boards to gather inspiration for their looks and started practising their work weeks before to make sure that the final look was perfect. On the night, salon owners, hair influencers, colour house educators, parents and college representatives made up the huge eager audience waiting to see each student's creative work make its appearance down the runway.
Steve Churcher, HAHA Training owner, said:
Our Student Showcase was not actually part of the curriculum, but something we feel is important for all of our apprentices to gain this experience giving them the opportunity to show off their creative and imaginative side. HAHA would like to thank all of our students for all their effort they put in and also their salons for supporting them. We would also like to thank the judges, our hosts Portsmouth College, contributors to the raffle and everyone that helped make the night a success. Also, a huge thank you to all who helped us raise money and awareness on the night for our chosen charity, Dreams Come True.
Judge and Good Salon Guide Managing Director, Gareth Penn said:
The quality of the work was really high – if only all of the apprentices across the land had such good training!