Hair and Beauty International 2014 from 15 to 17 February
Friday, 17 January 2014 00:01
Hair and Beauty International 2014, the mega international competition and event held in celebration and recognition of the Hair and Beauty Industry of Sri Lanka will be held on 15, 16 and 17 February 2014 at the Galadari Hotel parallel to the 17th National Awards and Trade Exhibition. Organised by the Hair and Beauty Cluster in collaboration with the National Council for Economic Development (NCED) of the Ministry of Finance and Planning, the objective of this mammoth event is to develop the hair and beauty industry of the country to be on par with celebrated international standards.
The Hair and Beauty Cluster comprises of some of the most renowned names from the Hair and Beauty industry of Sri Lanka and is appointed from the Sri Lanka Association of Hairdressers and Beauticians (SLAHAB), Professional Hairdressers and Beauticians Association (PHABA), Innovative Professional Hairdressers and Beauticians Association (IPHABA) and others from the industry.
As such the 17 member panel includes Nayana Karunaratne, Ramzi Rahaman, Dora Attanayake, Premasiri Hewawasam, Thilaque De Silva, Crissy Rosairo, Hasini Gunasekara, Indu Attanayake, Asoka Tillakaratne, Sheela Fernando, Sumudu Wasantha Vithana, Suwineetha Gunawickrama, Chethika Manamperi, Champa Hill, Jacqui Aponso, Presanna Colambaarachchi and Sheran Peiris of L’Oreal Sri Lanka.
Nayana Karunaratne speaking about the objective behind organising such a brilliant event said, “Individually all of us have done events, shows, education and other activities for the industry. The current position and recognition we enjoy are purely thanks to our own efforts. So we are very confident that together we can reach higher standards and fulfil our dreams of winning international awards and recognition.”
Competitions, fashion shows, demonstrations and trade stalls
Spanning three whole days, Hair and Beauty International will consist of competitions, fashion shows, demonstrations and trade stalls among many other special events while the grand finale will be the Awards ceremony that will recognise the winners of each competition. The competitions will be judged by an expert panel of judges comprising both local and foreign experts who are OMC qualified jurors. Some of the foreign experts that will be present at this distinctive occasion are OMC Global Education Director Joakim Roos and OMC Silver medallist from SwedenEmma Ekman.
The competitions at the Hair and Beauty International will be open to all be it ladies or gents, students, juniors or seniors from the hair and beauty industry while the L’Oreal Colour Award for both ladies and gents will be a special highlight during the event. The competitions will test participants on various skills and will include contests spanning across a broad spectrum of themes such as makeup, bridal, hairstyles and other creative aspects. Here participants will be able to create a platform to demonstrate their creative abilities while gaining adequate experience in competing at a competition that is on par with international standards. Furthermore, all winners from the competitions will gain a chance of a lifetime as they will be specially trained to participate at the OMC World Championships scheduled to be held on 3-5 May 2014 in Frankfurt, Germany.
Trophies and cash prizes
Entrance for the event is only Rs. 100 per day while winners of the competitions will be awarded trophies and cash prizes in recognition of their talent and dedication. The first, second and third prizes of each competition will comprise of a Gold trophy and Rs. 50,000, a Silver Trophy and Rs. 30,000 and a Bronze Trophy and Rs. 20,000 respectively. The winners of the L’Oreal Colour Award from the Ladies and Gents categories will walk away with the L’Oreal Trophy and Rs. 50,000 each. However, all participants will also be awarded a certificate of participation while free training will be provided. As such participants will be able to learn and experience firsthand from industry experts of the Hair and Beauty Industry both in the national as well as the international arena.
In preparation of the upcoming competitions of Hair and Beauty International 2014, The Hair and Beauty Cluster is organising workshops to provide necessary training and education to the participants so that they will be able to gain an edge in the competitions while adding a wealth of knowledge to their already existing skill sets. The pre event training as such will be held from 27 January to 12 February 2014.
Hair and Beauty International 2014 is sponsored by L’Oreal Professional, Sunsilk Shampoo and Fair & lovely. For more information please contact (011) 5736553/(011) 4383098 or visit us at No. 41 Ridgeway Place, Colombo 4.