Showcasing the cream of Perth’s hair and make-up industry, the Perth Hair and Make-up Awards held on July 30 were a huge success! For the second consecutive year, the event brought together some of the city’s most talented and passionate make-up artists and hairdressers in one of the top competitions for aspiring theatrical make-up artists in Australia. Organised by make-up artist Shelley Meyer, the event creates a unique platform for artists to harness their passion and talent to produce fantastic designs that captivate the imagination of the audience. Held at the historic Perth Town Hall, the event also incorporated a pop-up bar and café, and free make-up demonstrations and applications. Students from the TSA Diploma of Screen and Media course were also in attendance, displaying their talents to the hundreds of guests who gathered to view the creative designs. One of our students Jacinta White, who’s nearing the end of her course, took out second place in the Student Beauty Make-up Competition. Jacinta was also selected to be the model for Screen and Media trainer Priscilla’s submission ‘Wax’ in the Avant Garde and Creative Make-up section. Fellow trainer Shannon Murphy also submitted an entry in the same category, entitled ‘Is she hungry?’, and based her idea on a European drag queen. Her model was Chelsea Lawrence and her hair stylist was Loren Dempsey. Guest lecturer at TrainSmart Australia Courtney Leigh Hollins created a unique, flamboyant Wonder Woman piece in the Face Art Category (see the picture above) —a timely design that coincided with the recent release of the Wonder Woman film. The categories on the day were Student Makeup Artist Beauty Photographic Entry; Runway Trends; Festival Hair and Make-up; Creative Makeup and Avant Garde Hairstyling; and Face Art, with the incredible finale being the Body Art Glamazon Runway Show. TrainSmart Australia was excited to exhibit at the event, spending the day speaking to people interested in pursuing a career in make-up and fashion. Our Diploma of Beauty Therapy and Diploma of Screen and Media are among our most popular courses—so if you’re creative, artistic and want to pursue a career with exciting prospects, contact us today to find out more.