Hairdressing superstars

Jess Jordan, award winning hairdresser. Photo: Bruce Barnard.

It was a clean sweep for the Hair to Train team with four first places, three seconds, four thirds and four fourth place wins in the New Zealand Association of Registered Hairdressers’ regional hairdressing competitions held recently at the Tauranga Yacht Club.

Jessica Jordan is Hair to Train’s creative director who led the team to victory and was also placed first in the NZARH cut presentation, second in the ‘hair by night’ category and won the colour presentation trophy.

Hair to Train general manager Donna Waterson says she couldn’t have been more proud of Jessica and the academy’s amazing students who entered the competitions. “Students not only from the Hair to Train academy, but also the stylists from Ivy Hair and Havana Barbers, the commercial division of the company, were also placed.

“To enter competitions at this level really takes a lot of guts and those students that did enter will go far in this industry,” says Donna. “To put yourself out there when you have not been studying for a long time, some as little as 20 weeks, shows great courage and those students will be sought-after by local hairdressing salons.

“It is a great platform to be recognised for excellent work and events such as these make our students stand out.”

There is still time to enroll for Hair to Train’s next course for barbering and hairdressing starting on September 7. These are Level 3 NZQA qualifications. Students aged 16-19 may qualify for a Youth Guarantee Fees Free course. Visit for more information.

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