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Power Hour - November

This morning we held another successful, energetic and inspiring Power Hour here at the academy with tutors from our hairdressing, barbering and makeup teams serving up collection of creative looks and techniques.

Up in the sunny Academy Salon, hairdressing tutors Alecia, Arama, Chanelle and Kellie (alongside assistance from our Emerging Stylist students) had 6 models between them. Each demonstration showcased different styles, techniques, colours and use of accessories.

Alecia’s first model had her hair coloured with the use of the Imprinter. Inspired by nature, the Imprinter tool was created by Davines former Creative Director, Angelo Seminara as a revolutionary colour technique.



For the second model, Alecia wanted to create a “clean, bright, neutral blonde” and (having lightened and toned her hair the day before) Alecia finished off the look with some Davines Medium Hold Pliable Paste to create texture.


For Alecia’s last model, she presented to the students the art of Flamboyage. With hints of lilac, this look was inspired by the soft pastels of spring and is both wearable and fashion.



Arama and Chanelle’s look for their model was inspired by the work of four-time consecutive winner of NZ Hairdresser of the Year, Danny Pato. This style required pom-poms and wool to be sewn into the models hair, following braiding. The look was finished off with some bright makeup by makeup tutor, Kim. Such a creative style!




Hairdressing tutor Kellie had two models. With the mullet making its return, Kellie created a modern twist on the distinctive cut by cutting and colouring the hair the day prior, before finishing off the look for students. Kellie’s second model had a gorgeous style (featuring a curtain fringe), which was cut and coloured yesterday. Kellie and two Emerging Stylist students styled and finished the hair with an effortless glam look.




Down in our main working level, our barber tutors Leon and Danny had a model each. Leon’s model went from having dark brown hair, to a pearly tone using Davines colour. He then cut the hair into a high fade, with a parting to create this look.




Danny’s model was a bit ‘business in the front, party in the back’ with this design. “Our theme was hip-hop and we related Versace into the theme. The inspiration came from the perfume range, as it is used by a lot of hip-hop artists. We wanted to create a muscular, bold finish.”





Over in our makeup building, makeup tutors Jordan and Nick created two very alternative looks. With the use of prosthetics and coloured lenses, Jordan transformed her model into a woodland witch, topped with a homemade crown.



Nick’s makeover was inspired by Zambesi’s New Zealand Fashion Week makeup look, created by MAC Cosmetics Senior Artist, Kiekie Stanners. The look featured an Amy Winehouse-esque graphic eyeliner and purple eyeshadow, finished off with a peachy lip.





A special thanks to all of our tutors and students who presented today, as well as everyone who came along!