Deadline extended for barber and beauty competition

April 20, 2018
Gillian Hyde (centre), general manager, JN Small Business Loans (JNSBL) poses with (from left) Ariel Hitchener, make-up artist; Travene Walker, hairdresser; Damayo Riley, barber; and Maxine Whitely, nail technician after the quartet won their respective categories in last year's JNSBL Barber and Beauty Battle at the National Arena.

The deadline for entries in the JN Small Business Loans Barber and Beauty Challenge has been extended to April 27.

The original deadline was March 31. The competition's final will now be held on July 1.

Ockino Petrie, chairman of the planning committee, explained that the date for the final was changed from May 6 because of the addition of new elements.

"Our research indicates that the competition is a welcome addition to the sector based on the opportunities it provides for funding, certification from HEART Trust/NTA, and the exposure of the skills of participants in Jamaican and regionally. For example, last year's winning barber, Damayo Riley, is now operating in the Cayman Islands," he explained.

To enter, barbers, hairdressers, nail technicians, make-up artists, and spas are invited to submit the best 'before' and 'after' photographs of their work.

Entries should be accompanied by the name and location of the entrants' operation, copies of their licence, and contact numbers.

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