Fashion Students Exhibit their Self-employable Skills in Facial Make Up and Nail Art
The fashion and textiles students of the Winneba Campus of the University of Education, Winneba have demonstrated their readiness to be self-employed in the multi-million body art industry. They display their facial make up artistic skills, pedicure and manicure treatments on their models who posed as brides.
In three hours durational demonstration of traditional and contemporary bridal body fashion art that characterised the Ghanaian society, they stylised their bridal-models under practical examination condition under the keen spectatorship of audiences and panel of examiners. This competitive atmosphere of students exhibiting their self-employable skills in one of most patronised fashion art was enterprising and entertaining.
As part of their end-of-semester practical examination in Beauty Culture and Aesthetics course, they were to stylise young brides for traditional or White wedding ceremony by providing make up, manicure and pedicure services for that graceful occasion. They were, also, to select suitable dress fashion and accessories that are better match with the body type of the clients and the occasion. Even under examination conditions, their body art treatments displayed a touch of elegance makeover of bridal models.
The use of purely Ghanaian traditional fashion in contemporary weddings have been increasingly amazing in comparison to the foreign wedding fashion practices that were highly patronised in the 1990s by the elites. Choosing the appropriate cosmetics, dress fashion, accessories and colour scheme to match requires creativity, which the fashion students displayed.
Student-stylist who also worked on foreign wedding fashions showed real creative mettle of fashion acculturation.
The body art industry remains one of the fastest growing industries globally that is unaffected by the economic meltdown. It employs millions of people in the fashion fraternity. It is a private sector-led business that pumps millions of money into the economy.
Training fashion students to feed this easily self-employable industry in the face of current youth unemployment situation in the country remains very relevant.