Make-up Mode Hairstyling Course Gets Underway

Make-up Mode Masterclasses’ Hairstyling Course is in its third week. The introductory course is aimed at those wanting to be a bridal and editorial hair stylist and is great for makeup artists.

During a career spanning over twenty years, educator Paula Hibbard has amassed a wealth of knowledge, skills and experience through her work with such industry greats as Sharon Blain, Benny Tognini, Shane Henny, Patrick Cameron, to name a few, both in Australia, the USA and Europe.

Paula demonstrates up to three looks each lesson and helps students recreate them. The looks consist include classic bridal styles and updo’s as well as elaborate editorial looks.

One of the looks Paula demonstrated in week three was classic Veronica Lake style waves. These beautiful waves make for a glamorous party or bridal look.

Paula started the demonstration by prepping the hair, blow drying the top section, choosing the part and taming any fly-aways. She then divided the hair into sections and showed students the direction to curl each, using a conical wand and heat styling lotion. She added to explanations with diagrams as she went along.

Each curl was pinned to set and to prevent heat from other sections disrupting it. Once the hair had cooled, she removed the pins, backcombed the underneath section and then placed long grips in the top sections so she could comb through the waves and create a soft finish. She applied hair spray to set each section.

Students were impressed with the finished result and eagar to try the style themselves.

Paula’s creativity and giving teaching nature make her an excellent educator. She is currently a director of education for the award-winning Sharon Blain Education, a hair director for the TV series Project Runway Australia and an associate member of the Australian Hairdressing Council. She regularly shoots for film and television, and her work has been featured in numerous magazines.

Course duration is seven consecutive Mondays, 10am – 4pm. A certificate of attainment is given at the completion of the course. To find out when the next course will be contact Make-Up Mode Masterclass. Visit

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