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Cambodia looks to host ‘Hair Olympics’

091224_19
Cambodian hairdresser Sun Heang at the Hair Olympics in the Phillipines.

Hairdressers in the Kingdom are stylin’ up in an effort to become the host country for an international hair and make up competition.

The Asia Pacific Hairdressers and Cosmetologist Association (APHCA) recently invited Cambodian hairdresser Sun Heang to act as a judge in its 13th Hair and Make Up International Competition, held in Manila last October.

And although Cambodia has no such association, the APHCA is still planning to hold its “Hair Olympics” in Cambodia in 2011.

Sun Heang, director of Christina Beauty School, said she felt honoured that Cambodia was selected as one of the Asia Pacific countries to be represented on the committee.

“I gained much experience in my profession, and learnt how to host for the competition in the future,” she said.

Through Sun Heang’s professionalism and experience, Cambodia became a member of APHCA in 2007. She said the purpose of the organisation was for cultural exchange and the development of hairstyles.

“Now we are considering a lot about being a host of this competition,” she said.

And while Cambodia is restricted by the modesty of its Khmer culture and tradition, Sun Heang said most of Cambodia’s stylists were young.

“Moreover, Cambodia’s traditional hair, tie and clothes are perfect and unique, which can be an advantage in competition,” she said.

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