STYLE stars such as Marilyn Monroe and Grace Kelly were chanelled by hairdressing apprentices for the Vintage Chic Top Stylist awards.
TAFE students competed to design the perfect vintage chic hair-do yesterday after researching hairstyles from the 1940s and 1950s.
TasTAFE hairdressing teacher Leanne Colgrave said such hairstyles were experiencing a rapid resurgence in contemporary fashion.
Celtic Barber/Chicks apprentice Jayde McKenzie, of Launceston, was the winner, with Scottsdale’s Studio 56 apprentice Brooke Reynolds runner-up.
Mrs Colgrave said Ms McKenzie’s use of hair accessories perfectly complemented the hair style and helped achieve the vintage look.
Ms McKenzie was presented with the Natalia Pearn Perpetual Trophy, which honours Ms Pearn who was killed in a car accident last year.
‘‘She was a beautiful, bubbly, passionate hairdresser,’’ Mrs Colgrave said.
‘‘It is wonderful that her legacy carries on, she loved this type of thing. She worked at Joe’s Place For Hair.’’
Highly commended: Emily Jenkins, TasTAFE and Courtney Ellings, Chris Fidler Salon, Kings Meadows.