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Hair and make-up teachers' skill showcased to the world

The artistic flair of Victoria University teacher Mary Garrett-Bond is again in the spotlight, with her hair-styling skill featured on the cover of this month’s Jute magazine.

Jute magazine is an American monthly that “celebrates the individual fashionista”. Through its various photo editorials, part one of the March issue explores “the darker side of fashion”, with an avant-garde theme.

A number of Mary’s striking and eclectic hair pieces are used in Paul Fitzgerald’s photo collection, named ‘Chantelle’ after featured model Chantelle Price, and are a key element of the distinctive imagery.

Fellow make-up Services teacher, Ana Makridis also contributed her make-up skills for the shoot.

A former student as well as teacher at VU, this is just the latest feather in Mary’s cap.

Last year, her students created the hair pieces for Melbourne's iconic Myer Christmas Windows, demonstrating their skill, as well as her teaching ability. 

The CUA51015 - Diploma of Screen and Media (previously CUF50407 - Diploma of Specialist Make-up Services) equips students with the range of specialist skills required for a future as a make-up artist be it photographic, theatre, period, special effects, television, film or fashion. It is the only make-up course in Australia to encompass fashion and the arts and offer a direct pathway into hairdressing.

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