7th international hair and makeup competition HAIR ASIA PACIFIC
2003 organised by the Sri Lanka Association of Hairdressers
& Beauticians (SLAHAB) was held at the Raffles Convention
Centre, Singapore on November 3, 4 and 5.
This year 14 Asia Pacific countries, Japan, Philippines, South
Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Pakistan, Singapore, Thailand,
Taiwan, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Australia and Sri Lanka took part.
The competitors, most of them national champions of their
respective countries, vied for awards in eight categories.
Sri Lankan competitors did the country proud by winning the
1st and runners-up place in 3 categories - Dayananda de Silva
for ladies’ long hair styles, Gayathri Dias for nail
art and Niroshan Dissanayake for bridal make up. The most
Outstanding Sri Lankan Performer's Trophy was won by Gayathri