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JNSBL Barber and Beauty Battle Part 2

Saturday, May 20, 2017

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Your Under the Dryer team shares more of the outstanding talent and creativity that were on display at the National Arena when the JN Small Business Loans (JNSBL) Barber and Beauty Battle took centre stage on Sunday, May 7, 2017.

At the end of the night, 20-year-old barber Demaye Riley; make-up artist Ariel Hitchener; nail technician Maxine Whitely; and hairdresser Travene Walker emerged as winners of the third JNSBL Barber and Beauty Battle. Prior to being crowned winners, each participant undertook four sets of challenges on various themes. All categories included a JN Fantasy Challenge round and a speed reproduction segment.

The finals of the JNSBL Barber and Beauty Battle were the culmination of the competition that began in February. Industry players were invited to send the best before and after pictures of their works across the following categories — barbers, hairdressers, nail technicians and make-up artists. From there, the list was reduced to a Top 10 in each category for the voting round on social media. The six receiving the most votes in each category made it to the finals.

The idea for the JNSBL Barber & Beauty Battle emerged from a conversation between Jamaica National Group CEO Earl Jarrett and a local barber in 2014, who suggested that hosting a competition of this nature would provide barbers and hairdressers with an opportunity to showcase their craft.

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