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Eighteen-year-old TAFE NSW Bankstown Beauty student Isabella Zappia
is already making a mark on the beauty industry. Less than halfway
through her course, Isabella was recommended by her Beauty Therapy
Teacher Farzana Farhat as a make-up artist for the 2019 Miss India
Forming part of the Diwali celebrations, Miss India Australia is the
first-ever national talent search in Australia for women of Indian
origin, affiliated to the Miss India Worldwide in New York.
Isabella was selected to do the make-up for three models taking part
in the competition and learnt a lot about the industry from the experience.
“Getting thrown into a busy beauty pageant was exciting but also a
bit nerve wracking. It was a great opportunity and I learnt a lot
about time management, how to work at the pace they needed. It was
definitely lots of fun and I would do it again,” Isabella said.
Beauty and make-up was something that Isabella had always been
interested in so upon completing Year 12 she enrolled in the Diploma
of Beauty Therapy at TAFE NSW Bankstown.
“Since I was little, I’ve always loved make-up and it just seemed to
be the right career path for me.”
Isabella has also been listed as a preferred make-up artist in the
recently launched SuperModels Glitz and Glamour magazine, a lifestyle
and fashion magazine committed to showcasing women looking for
opportunities in the fashion and modelling Industry.
“Studying at TAFE NSW Bankstown is amazing. I’m learning a lot about
the industry and a many aspects that I wouldn’t learn if I had tried
to teach myself. We are taught everything from work, health and
safety, how to run a small business as well as all the tips and tricks
of the trade. I am gaining new skills which will help me with my career.”
According to the Australian Government Job Outlook, the number of
Beauty Therapists grew very strongly over the past five years and is
expected to grow very strongly over the next five years from 36,100 in
2018 to 42,800 by 2023.
Isabella will complete her TAFE NSW course in June and she has
already set-up her own home studio offering clients make-up services,
eye brow/eye lash tinting and waxing.
Looking towards the future, Isabella wants to gain as much experience
as she can and eventually would like to move into editorial make-up.
To find out more about studying beauty therapy at TAFE NSW visit www.tafensw.edu.au or phone 131 601
Media contact: Teresa Lane, TAFE NSW Media and Communications
Business Partner 9796 5476, mobile 0412 773 887