Models turn heads at spectacular apprentice hair show 

People’s Choice winner Tilly Laycock poses with model and best friend Jasmine Marshall

Charles Darwin University students wowed judges and a full house with a spectacular display at the Apprentice Hairdressing Show in Alice Springs last night.

Nineteen apprentice hairdressers demonstrated a high level of creative and technical expertise as they spent the day preparing more than 70 models for the catwalk.

Among the most visually spectacular was the avant-garde category which attracted 13 entries. Third year apprentice Steffi Hayes took the honours with twins Savannah and Darcy Goryan in a big hair “beehive” arrangement.

Steffi showed prodigious talent by winning two other categories – men’s cut with scissors and colour, and colour, cut and style.

First year apprentice Tilly Laycock won the peoples’ choice category with her model wearing an eye-catching triple-tier arrangement that took two hours to prepare.

Alice Springs Campus Director Paul Fitzsimons described the evening as a first-class spectacle.

“Last night the Alice Springs hairdressing community celebrated a night to remember with the CDU apprentices showing class and style,” he said. 


Braid incorporated in a finished style: Courtney Burfoot (Supercuts)
Short to mid-length blow dry: Danielle West (Images)
Long hair volume blow dry: Laura Asmussen (Hair Today)
Men’s cut with scissors and colour (no clippers): Steffi Hayes (Headlines)
Men’s cut with clippers and scissors: Dahlia West (Sylvesters)
Colour and style: Danielle West (Images)
Colour cut and style: Steffi Hayes (Headlines)
Modern day shampoo and set with colour: Tilly Laycock (Headlines)
Fashion of the Years: Leanne Hull (Cherri Red)
Avant-garde: Steffi Hayes (Headlines).
People’s Choice: Tilly Laycock (Headlines)