The Australasian College Broadway recently played host to a group of students from Japanese beauty college Miss Paris.
Janene Barrett, Associate Dean (VET), says the College has built a relationship with the Miss Paris Group of salons and beauty colleges in Japan and hosted the exchange to enhance the students’ skills and knowledge in various advances modalities.
Over two days the group experienced workshops involving microdermabrasion, sonophoresis, and skin needling, while those more interested in makeup created a ‘Day of the Dead’ sugar skull design. The students also got a complete cultural experience with the chance to try a lamington, enjoy a sausage sizzle and experience a traditional Aboriginal welcome.
“The Japanese study tour highlight was that the students had the opportunity to experience hands-on practical treatments in advanced modalities in dermal therapies and specialised makeup techniques,” say Barrett.
“Another highlight was showcasing our Australian culture. The College provided a customary ‘welcome to country’ ceremony that was thoroughly enjoyed by our international visitors. The students were also delighted to experience an Aussie barbeque complete with Mr Whippy ice cream.”
This isn’t the first exchange the College and Miss Paris have collaborated on. The College have also sent a delegate to Japan to be a judge at the Miss International beauty pageant, which was this year hosted by the Miss Paris Group.
“This event has been held since 1960 and has become known internationally as the ‘Olympics of beauty’ based on the slogan ‘world peace through mutual understanding of the global society’,” adds Barrett.