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Staff show girls how to brush up beauty skills

Linda Manning (right) shows student Haylee McLean how to make a bun. Photo: Kate Freestone Linda Manning (right) shows student Haylee McLean how to make a bun. Photo: Kate Freestone

Staff from CDU’s Hair and Beauty team helped 80 “deadly chicks” brush up on their presentation skills at a mentoring seminar at Palmerston campus recently.

Lecturers Linda Manning and Kate Boland, and Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy student Madalyn Bellette, ran the deportment workshops.

“It was about teaching the girls how to best present themselves for employment interviews, or for social events,” Ms Boland said.

The workshop was part of the three-day Nestle Deadly Chicks Mentoring Seminar for members of Indigenous Girls Academies in Palmerston, West Arnhem Land and Central Australia.

A student recruitment officer also gave the girls plenty to think about.

Karen Glazbrook advised the girls about the vocational and higher education pathways at CDU, and urged them to give careful thought to their long-term careers.