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Queenstown hairstylist gets her own slice of Heaven

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Queenstown locals and visitors can enjoy the latest in international hairstyling thanks to the recent experience of a talented local hairstylist at 'Hair Expo Australia'.

'Heaven' Hair Manager Jayne Allison Palmer flew to Sydney to participate in the three day Expo working alongside the world renowned TIGI Hair Creative Team.

Miss Palmer, who was invited to take part by TIGI Australasian Creative Director Grant Norton, said that hairstylist's usually only dream about the opportunity to take part in this particular Expo.

"The amount of exposure to the expertise of the TIGI team was sensational and the nature of the event meant I was a lot more hands-on and involved than I'd expected," said Miss Palmer.

"I was backstage with the models working alongside the creative team headed by TIGI's International Creative Director Anthony Mascolo. His hair show 'Cirque de TIGI' travels all around the world visiting Australasia every four or five years."

"Anthony is highly regarded in the industry - I felt completely privileged to work along-side him. To be part of Cirque de TIGI was mind blowing."

Miss Palmer is from East Yorkshire originally and was trained by the Mark Hill team in the UK. She has worked at Heaven in Queenstown's Mountaineer building for the past two years.

Heaven owner Amy Green says Miss Palmer is an extraordinary stylist.

"Jayne was identified by Grant Norton as a skilled and talented stylist when she helped out with a Wellington show. It was fantastic to be able support her to get to Expo."

TIGI was the largest exhibitor at Hair Expo Australia which was home to more than 150 suppliers and was held at Sydney's Darling Harbour Convention Centre. The Expo brings together the Southern Hemisphere's hairdressing community to experience the hottest brands and products, world class education, international talent and show stopping live performances.

Glenn Ruddle, TIGI Sales Manager Australia/New Zealand said Mr Norton saw many hairstylists in the course of his work and Jayne's invitation to the Expo was a true recognition of her skill.

Miss Palmer says she's returned to Queenstown "completely inspired and bursting with new ideas and techniques which I'm looking forward to sharing with my clients."

Miss Palmer heads the Styling team at Heaven and has recently welcomed international stylist Mr Simone Cilluffo to the team.


Photo captions:

1/ From L-R - Glenn Ruddle (TIGI Sales Manager Australia/New Zealand), Jayne Allison Palmer (Heaven Queenstown), Anthony Mascolo (TIGI International Creative Director), Grant Norton (TIGI Australasian Creative Director), Harriett Peters (TIGI Territory Manager, New Zealand)

2/ Jayne Allison Palmer with a member of the Cirque de Tigi

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