By staff Reporter

The Gauteng Department of Social Development partnering with The Beauty Hub Academy, First National Bank, and Loreal South Africa gave hope to unemployed young people across the five corridors of Gauteng.

This occurred during a thrilling hair and beauty talent show held at Judith’s Paarl Golden Village Hall near Bertrams, Johannesburg recently.

Hundreds of young students flocked to the Golden Village Hall to showcase their talent and creativity.

The hair and beauty show provided an exciting showcase of innovative and imaginative hair, beauty and make-up creations all compiled by The Beauty Hub Academy students.

Many of them coming from the humble beginnings were excited to see their exceptional skills and creativity in their respective categories being recognized.

The innovative concept blended the physical fashion show at the Golden Village Hall coupled with some catwalks showcasing the creations of nine teams of students.

The winner of the talent show walked away with a whopping R8000, with each member receiving R1000 through FNB sponsorship.

The winning team will also get a hamper with Loreal Products that value R30 000.

The second place team received R800 each member where R500 will be deposited into their savings account and R300 as a voucher.

Again, the second-place team received Loreal products valued R7500.

The third place has each received R600 from FNB and also got the Loreal products worth R3500 for their creations.

According to the founder and manager of the Beauty Hub Academy Ms Vuyelwa Gama, the talent show ceremony was a celebration of excellence in the hair and beauty industry and also to demonstrate the flair, creativity and exceptional talents of their current cohort of budding hairdressers, beauty therapists and make-up artists students.

She expressed her gratitude toward the Gauteng Department of Social Development for partnering with them to better the lives of young people through skills development.

“I am extremely proud of all the students within our Hair and Beauty academy for demonstrating such hard work and dedication today.

“All of the contestants’ work has been of an incredibly high standard. We understand that our students always love taking part in the Hair and Beauty showcase and thoroughly enjoy the experience of seeing their work being demonstrated like this.

“Well done and thank you to all students, models and staff at The Beauty Hub Academy who took part in making our talent show a success,” said Gama.

Gama reiterated that The Beauty Hub Academy aims to cut the umbilical cord of poverty, especially in the most impoverished families.

“It has been an unforgettable day, filled with incredible talent, innovation and creativity.”

Gama added that the showcase gave students not only the chance to demonstrate the practical skills they have learnt throughout their course, but also the opportunity to interpret a brief, work in a competitive environment and experience the teamwork, organisational and customer service skills needed in order to succeed in the fast-paced, dynamic and ever-evolving hair and beauty industry.

The Director for Sustainable Livelihood and youth Development, in the Gauteng Department of Social Development Ms Mbali Ndlovu, highlighted that as the department, they were excited to see Beauty Academy expanding its private partnership, saying it was for the benefits of students.

“We are excited to see Loreal joining us because they are a big role player in the hair and beauty industry and we strongly believe that they will help us tackle youth unemployment in our province through upskilling young people,” said Ndlovu.

Ndlovu said they were satisfied to see that the budget that government spent to the Beauty Hub didn’t go to waste, but helped the young people in acquiring an important skill that would enable them to create jobs for others.

Loreal South Africa promised to be continuously involved in the training of young students in the academy to grow and become professionals in the hair and beauty industry.

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