On Tuesday 14th February, love was in the hair as it was announced the students of Kilkenny City Vocational School had reached the Regional Finals of 2017 Junk Kouture Competition with their ‘Hair – Dress her’ entry. Sharon McGorrian, Martha Barbera, Leah Maher and their Home Economics teacher Sarah Doyle, bet off strong competition from over 1,300 entries to reach the final on 10th March in University Concert Hall, Limerick.
‘Hair – dress her’ as the name suggests is made from recycled hair extensions and hair. The students of Kilkenny City Vocational School contacted local hair salons where they gathered recycled hair extensions. Staff members, students and the wider school community also recycled hair extensions. The Home Economics Department even had some enthusiastic donations from male staff members at end of ‘Movember’!
As a school community, we are immensely proud of not only the group members but of all the students who got involved and helped in the creation of ‘Hair – dress her’. We also enlisted the advice and skills of our PLC Ormonde College students and City Hair Studio. Late evenings after school and endless braiding and plaiting of hair has finally paid off. Well done to all students!
Leah’s make up was done by 6th year student, Courtney Dwyer. Courtney has a number of beautician courses completed on top of studying diligently for her Leaving Certificate. It is an area of study she has chosen at 3rd level, an area which we know she will excel in.
Voting will commence on Monday 20th February until Friday 25th February at midnight. You can vote by logging onto the BOI Students Facebook page and click on the Junk Kouture voting link, following the Southern Regional Final option. You can only vote for one design every 24 hours so please make sure your send your vote our way and every day! Vote Hair- dress her!