Model Lachlan Buggy in his crash simulation make-up.
Model Lachlan Buggy in his crash simulation make-up. Felicia Kosegi

New twist to ‘putting on a face’

DEALING with death and horrific injuries was all in a day’s work for a bunch of beauty therapy students.

Students from Beauty Therapy Training Australia at Airport Central in Coolangatta took part in a mock car crash for assessment in the academy’s new specialty make-up course yesterday.

Models were doused in fake blood and given split foreheads, black eyes, split noses, split eyebrows, major head wounds, glass injuries and grazes to simulate a terrible car accident.

The scenario was a van full of six people, some not wearing seat belts, who rolled their car down a gully off the Gold Coast Highway.

According to the script, three people are dead and three are injured.

The academy’s head make-up artist Suzi Dent said it was the most engaging assessment of the course.

“It may be assessment, but everyone is having so much fun with it. They were all here early just waiting to get started,” Ms Dent said.

“We’ve got specific injuries for people. One person who wasn’t wearing a seatbelt according to the script went through the windshield, so they will be positioned in a special way and have injuries to suit.”

Beauty Therapy Training director Angie Smith said it was a real-life exercise for the students.

“It was all done outside instead of in the classroom because that’s what it’s like when you are working on TV or photo shoots.”



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