Issue 5
Monday, 02 July 2018
Charles Darwin University
E-news
Beauty Therapy lecturer Fiona Warde (second from left) with Endeavour Mobility Grant recipients Alana Flesser, Tracey McCue and Celeste Pittaway
Beauty Therapy lecturer Fiona Warde (second from left) with Endeavour Mobility Grant recipients Alana Flesser, Tracey McCue and Celeste Pittaway

Singapore workshop an ‘eye opener’ for students

By Patrick Nelson

A Beauty Therapy lecturer and three students have returned home from Singapore where they took part in a specialty make-up workshop.

Lecturer Fiona Warde said the two-day intensive served as an “eye-opener” for her students, who are enrolled in the Diploma of Beauty Therapy course at Palmerston campus.

“We participated in an advanced Asian bridal make-up workshop, which introduced our students to some alternative ideas about how to enhance natural facial features from a different cultural perspective,” Ms Warde said.

“Broadly speaking, Australians and Americans generally prefer a bold and dramatic presentation, which contrasts with the more subtle and fairer style that many Asian women prefer.

“We observed their technical approach and the aesthetics of the anatomically different facial structure. Basically it’s a very feminine and more conservative philosophy towards make-up.”

Ms Warde said each student benefitted from the excursion in different ways.

“Two are new to the industry while the other is a former hairdresser and business owner who has worked in the industry for some years.”

The group also visited the Beauty Academy at Singapore College and several spa and massage salons during the five-day trip.

Funding was provided by the Australian Government through the Endeavour Mobility Grant initiative.