Bendigo TAFE beauty awards celebrate skills

THE achievements of Bendigo TAFE Diploma of Beauty Therapy students were recognised at an awards ceremony this week.

Individual awards were presented during an evening at the institute’s 18eightyseven restaurant on Tuesday.

Lynda Gladman and Jessica Fanning were announced joint winners of the Most Outstanding Student award.

Anna Giantsios and Tarnee Rowan took out the Exceptional Team Member and Customer Service awards, respectively.

In specialist categories, Natalie Frew took out the body award, Chelsea Goulden the make-up award, and Grace McNamara for facials.

Beauty co-ordinator Julie Curnow said the strong turnout of work-ready students was a testament to the institute’s state of the art training facilities and staff.

Ms Curnow said half of the course’s graduating students had secured employment.

“Providing high quality training and employment skills is paramount at Lotus Hair and Beauty,” she said.

“We have strong partnerships with beauty industry leaders that include Dermalogica, Mineralogie and Kryolan, ensuring students learn with industry specific products.

“Proof of employability of our students is the number of calls that we receive from beauty employers eager to hire our students.”

The Diploma of Beauty Therapy course seeks to prepare students for careers in beauty salon and beauty therapist management.

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