Hair Expo 2019

Watch a WorldSkills Australia Hairdressing Challenge Live on stage! We’ve invited a group of hairdressing apprentices to the main stage at the 2019 Hair Expo to demonstrate their skills and compete against their peers.

The challenge involves two stages, the first includes designing and creating a catwalk hair design. The hair design must be completed within 30 minutes and is measured on the final design aesthetic, application of design brief, sustainability practice and adhering to industry standards. This section of the challenge will conclude with a live catwalk of the styles.

The second section includes a traditional male haircut, beard design and blow dry! Hair clippers and tools at the ready the competitors will again have a 30-minute timeframe. The haircut and beard design must reflect a commercial hair design and incorporate the clients design preferences.

If you’re competing in the WorldSkills Hair Expo Challenge and are looking for further information please email kmaguire@worldskills.org.au

 

Catwalk Design with live model

Brief

The finished result should be a long hair up style design suitable for the catwalk for Met Gala theme 2019.

Pre-work

  • The client can be taken to the stage cloaked in black robe to cover their outfit, the cloak will be removed for judging for the overall impression.
  • The model’s hair can be pre-prepared in a ponytail/s, pre-sectioned, or curled or crimped but cannot be completed in any areas.
  • The model can have their makeup pre-done

Equipment

  •  All combs and brushes are allowed.
  • External fillers of any materials are allowed.
  • All ornamentation are allowed but must not cover more than 30% of the hair design
  • Bobby pins, pins, rubber bands are allowed.
  • Hair additions can be used but must not be pre-done.
  • All styling products are allowed

Catwalk

  • Judging will take place on the competition floor and the catwalk.
  • Judging criteria
  • Work Organisation and Management
  • Sustainability
  • Preparation of the styling was professionally performed within the time allocated
  • Communication and Client Care
  • Health and Safety
  • The overall impression of the finish for a catwalk hair design
  • The overall impression of the creativity of the Hair design
  • The overall total look – makeup, hair and outfit.
  • The overall integration of the design brief

 

Traditional Taper Cut and Beard (Live Model)

 

Rationale

This module calls for a traditional haircut, beard design and blow dry.  Necklines and sides are traditionally tapered and graduated.  It is necessary to use techniques and skills of precision cutting. Haircut and beard design must reflect a commercial hair design, worn by the everyday Men’s.

Haircut:

  • Client must have a full head of hair
  • The neckline is tapered to zero just above the collar line. The first line of hair at the nape and sides must be 0
  • Must be a full hair cut
  • All tools are allowed.

Finished Style:

  • All styling tools are allowed to create male hairstyle.
  • Brushes and/or combs are allowed.
  • All styling products are allowed what are supplied from sponsor
  • Must respect a client wishes – inspiration wishes (pick up main points).

Beard

  • All cutting tools are allowed to be used
  • The Design of the beard must be changed
  • Outline shaving must be performed on the beard design

Judging criteria

  • Work Organisation and Management
  • Sustainability
  • Preparation of the styling was professionally performed within the time allocated
  • Communication and Client Care
  • Health and Safety
  • Overall impression of Taper Cut
  • Overall impression of form shape
  • Overall impression beard design
  • The overall impression of the blow dry and finish
  • Overall impression of the continuity of the men’s taper cut and beard design within the given time

 

 

HAIR EXPO

15/05/2019