We recently had a blast being a part of the Brisbane Hair & Beauty Expo as Makeup Competition Director!

The expo was buzzing with renowned makeup artists, amazing brands and up and coming makeup stars and we loved being amongst the festivities.

A highlight of the expo was the makeup competition where professional and student makeup artists were given the opportunity to compete in separate categories creating either a Contemporary Bride or Avant Garde look. Industry power houses Rae Morris, Mia Connor, Erica Coffey, Kylie Eustace, Samantha Lyttle and Megan Farquharson judged the competitions providing personalised feedback to contestants.

We were thrilled to see former and current National Academy of Beauty students compete resulting in three of our very own students placing in the Avant Garde category; 1st place Georgina Condon, 3rd place Mel Buckby and 4th place Lakeisha Whitbread!

Placing was no easy feat with exceptional creations presented and only an hour to brief, set up and complete the bridal and Avant Garde looks ready for judging. Competitors also showcased a mood board to support their design and highlight their inspiration for the creation.

Make up bags full of makeup products supplied by the National Academy of Beauty, Designer Makeup Tools, Crown Brushes and Kylie’s Professional Minerals were part of the amazing prize package winners received along with a signed copy of Rae Morris latest book!

In addition to our competition winners we also had seven fabulous current students (Bonnie Rose, Jessie Verstegen, Emily Warner, Cassie Edwards, Jess Barnes, Claire Mchugh and Ainsley Adshead) working backstage, assisting judges, and helping with the running of the expo.

Congratulations and thank you to all of our students who participated in the event, we are proud to see your work shared at such an esteemed industry event and can’t wait to see what the future holds for you!

1st place - Georgina Condon!
1st place – Georgina Condon!
3rd place - Mel Buckby!
3rd place – Mel Buckby!
4th place - Lakeisha Whitbread!
4th place – Lakeisha Whitbread!
A King Arthur based Avant Garde creation by a National Academy of Beauty student
A King Arthur based Avant Garde creation by a National Academy of Beauty student
The judges were amazed by the quality of work produced by National Academy of Beauty students
The judges were amazed by the quality of work produced by National Academy of Beauty students
An incredibly detailed Avant Garde creation by a National Academy of Beauty student
An incredibly detailed Avant Garde creation by a National Academy of Beauty student
Students didn't hold back in their Avant Garde creations
Students didn’t hold back in their Avant Garde creations
A beautiful bride pictured with the National Academy of Beauty student who created the look
A beautiful bride pictured with the National Academy of Beauty student who created the look
A gorgeous bride created by a National Academy of Beauty student
A gorgeous bride created by a National Academy of Beauty student
Another beautiful bride created by a National Academy of Beauty student
Another beautiful bride created by a National Academy of Beauty student
National Academy of Beauty student pictured with her stunning bridal creation
National Academy of Beauty student pictured with her stunning bridal creation
A lovely bride pictured with the National Academy of Beauty student who created the look
A lovely bride pictured with the National Academy of Beauty student who created the look
Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *