Bikini wax challenge a rippa way to fight cancer

Published:01 October 2019

TOP: CQUniversity Beauty Therapy client Miriam Pavlic (on bed) prepares for treatment in the presence of L-R – Rebecca Flindall (student), Teyha-Lauren Brooks (student), Taryn Burgess (teacher), Jeranrix (Kim) Parkhurst (student), Anita West (teacher), Mikayla Perrett (student), Sarnya Clarke (teacher). BELOW: Beauty Therapy students L-R Rebecca Flindall, Mikayla Perrett, Jeranrix (Kim) Parkhurst and Teyha-Lauren Brooks.

Beauty students in Mackay have been challenged to complete a whole day of bikini, g-string and Brazilian waxes as part of a Pink Ribbon fundraiser battling breast and gynaecological cancers.

The CQUniversity students will donate all proceeds from the waxing day on Tuesday 29 October, as well as funds raised outside the salon through a pink cupcake-themed morning tea (from 10 am) and soft-muscle check service offered by Chiropractic Science students.

Visitors for the special fundraising day will also be able to gain advice on bowel screening, cervical screening and breast screening, as well as family planning. Flowers from Lisa’s will help decorate the venue with pink flowers.

Students are also donating $1 from all beauty services booked during October. In addition, a fundraising raffle will be conducted throughout the month.

Beauty Therapy teacher Taryn Burgess says the not-for-profit beauty salon at CQUniversity Mackay City campus (in Sydney Street) caters for hundreds of clients each year.

"We have students studying a Certificate III in make-up, nails and beauty as well as the Diploma of Beauty Therapy. We offer services in acrylic and gel nails, make-up, tinting, facials and waxing as part of the students' training and assessment," Ms Burgess says.

"We are taking appointments for the Pink Ribbon Day fundraiser, where we are dedicating the whole day to women's intimate health. Please contact the training salon on 4940 3436 to book a suitable time.

"All teaching staff will be on hand to supervise and ensure each work station is completely private."

Donations are also encouraged via .

* Cancer Council's Pink Ribbon campaign aims to raise awareness about women's cancers, as well as raising funds for prevention programs, support services and vital cancer research.