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Winning streak continues for Servilles Academy
The champagne corks have been popping as trainers celebrate their success.
For the second year running, Servilles Academy of Hairdressing has been awarded Education Organisation of the Year at the annual Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Expo Awards in Sydney.
Since its establishment in 1993, the Servilles Academy of Hairdressing has provided the industry with more than 1800 highly-skilled graduates. This new confirmation of the academy?s excellence is expected to attract students from all over the world. In addition to its roll of New Zealand students, the academy currently has students from Australia, Russia, Singapore, United Kingdom, China, Thailand and India.
?Winning last year was fantastic, but winning again this year really confirms that we?re doing things right?, says Paul Serville from Sydney. ?Turning raw potential into superior stylists is my greatest passion. I?m hoping that this win and the healthy Australian dollar will lure more talent across the Tasman to train at our Academy in Auckland.?
The Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Expo Awards, now in its 26th year, is widely recognised as the most significant award event in the Australian and New Zealand hair industry. It acknowledges excellence in all aspects of the industry, from creative talent and salon design to technical achievement and business management.
Servilles Academy General Manager, Sharee Cawley, believes that the academy?s recent move into three-level Queen Street premises has raised the bar in the hairdressing education market: ?The new location has given us 2725 square metres of floor space, including a computer lab, photo studio and an auditorium for hosting international guest artists. Bringing in stars from overseas really helps to inspire our students.?
Recent guests to the academy?s auditorium include Sandy Chong of Suki salon Australia; Bill Watson, Toni & Guy UK; ghd guest artists Renya Xydis and Sophie Roberts; and coming up next month Australian hairdressing superstar Caterina Di Biase.
A number of recent graduates from the academy have been making waves in New Zealand this year: Armie Aninion won the 2011/12 NZ Hairdresser of the Year award at the L?Oreal Colour Trophy Awards; the Servilles Albany team designed the winning entry for 2011/12 NZ Salon of the Year; Vladimir Moiseev won the 2010 NZFW New Talent Competition; and Olivia Davies and Wheriko Tarawhiti were invited to direct the hair for the PWC New Generation Show at NZFW 2010. Aaron de Mey - acclaimed Artistic Director for Lancome International - is also a Servilles Academy graduate.