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Showcasing Your Skills: The 14th Annual Provincial Skills Hairstyling Competition

The 14th annual Provincial Skills Hairstyling Competition held at Red River College was a huge success! The hairstyling competition is the largest contest in the Skills competition and every year it is getting bigger and better, with such talented work being showcased! This year the Technical Committee members were Darlene Cockerill, Kathy Licandro, Brenda Hinch, Lynn Bell, Lorna Switzer, Niki Unal, Andrea Delisle and Melinda Vandenberg.

 The medal winners from the post-secondary contest were:

Gold– Jasmine Meadows-Birch from Winnipeg Technical College

Silver- Jennifer Thompson from Louis Riel Arts and Technology Centre

Bronze- Ariel Taylor-Wood from Winnipeg Technical College


The medal winners from the secondary contest were:

Gold- Jocelyne O’Brien from Steinbach Regional Secondary School

Silver- Clara Wall from Garden Valley Collegiate

Bronze– Alyssa Wyspianski from College Sturgeon Heights Collegiate


The medal winners from the beginner contest were:

Gold- Brittany Slous from College Sturgeon Heights Collegiate

Silver-Chantel Snelgrove from Lord Selkirk Regional Secondary School

Bronze– Justice Hilsher from College Sturgeon Heights Collegiate.

The gold medal winners from the secondary and post-secondary contest represented Team Manitoba at the national competition in Quebec City on June 1 – 4, 2011. Jocelyne O’Brien from Steinbach placed third in the secondary competition and we congratulate her, as well as the rest of them, on their success!

Many thanks go to the judges that donated their time to be a part of this exciting competition. They were Renn Vandyke, Cheri Paizen, Haley Golin, John Unger, Daniel Man, Nina Caplette, Barb Parkin, Denise Letienne and Dolores Skolny. Haley Golin once again provided a very informative and educational training session, and we thank Berns and Black Salon and Spa for providing a great space for us on that day. Once again we have many very generous sponsors who donated tools and products to our competitors, these were ESP Salon Sales, Passion Beauty Supply, Complete Beauty, BSG, Zen Beauty Supply, Salon Centre, Schwarzkopf Professional, NP Group, Pivot Point Canada, Summit Salon Sales, and Kadori Hair.