Learners show off their hairdressing skills at Artscape
16 September 2021
Learners from 16 Schools of Skills across the Western Cape were excited at the opportunity to demonstrate their hair designs and creative talent at the Artscape School Arts Festival. Some of the schools travelled far distances with the support of their principals to make this showcase a reality for their learners.
The learners displayed their mannequins from 16 to 28 August in the foyer of the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town. The categories included Avant-garde - recycled and upcycled; Cut colour and blow dry (medium to short hair); Long hair down (colour and ornamentation); Braiding - International designs; Men's barbering design (cut, colour and blow dry); and Hair by night - Evening up style.
Learners received medals and certificates of participation from Artscape. The driving force behind this event was lead teacher, Glynn Kok, as well as all the Hairdressing teachers from the various schools.
Kok, a teacher at Westcliff School of Skills, has been in the profession for 32 years. He is a qualified hairdresser and former lecturer who holds several qualifications and achievements in hairdressing. Kok attributed his passion for hairdressing and teaching to the inspiration he received from his college lecturer, his mom and sister. He was also motivated by the quote “When you teach what you love and share what you know, you open eyes, minds, hearts and souls to unexplored worlds”.
Well done, to all our Schools of Skills learners and educators.