‘Girls’ day’ gives insight into beauty careers

Thursday August 02, 2018 Written by Published in Education
Reeana Aviu shows off some impressive braiding skills at CITTI this week. 18073018 Reeana Aviu shows off some impressive braiding skills at CITTI this week. 18073018

It was a “girls’ day” at the Cook Islands Tertiary Training Institute (CITTI) on Monday for a group of school holiday students.

 

The first of two “Taste-a-Trade” days this week involved hairdressing and Akamanea (spa and beauty) skills at the Ngatangiia campus.

And hairdressing tutor Poloa Rowe said the girls were “a delight” to teach.

“We have split the girls into two groups, one taking part in the spa and beauty skills and one in the hair salon.

“Our morning hair group learned how to produce a low hair bun for the purpose of a wedding. It may sound simple, but the girls had to think about how it was positioned, the ability to hide hair clips for photos as well as ensuring (the hair style) would last all day.”

Into its second year, the Taste-a-Trade programme is about giving younger students a chance to learn new skills, as well as promoting future studies with CITTI. The programme caters for students aged 12-16.

The second session, a Food and Beverage course, was held on yesterday.

 

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