WorldSkills Leipzig 2013
42nd WorldSkills Competition
Leipzig, Germany
July 2 - 7, 2013

WorldSkills 2013

Approved Mannequins
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Test A - Men's Classical Sculptured Cut & Style With Full Beard Design
Test B - Men's Avant Garde Cut, Colour & Style
Test C - Men's Fashion Haircut With Colour
Test D - Men's Fashion Permanent Wave Cut (from Colour Photo)
Test E - Ladies Competition Creative Style With Colour Enhancement
Test F - Ladies Competition Hair by Night With Hairpieces and Ornamentation Same Sophia mannequin
used from Test E
Test G - Ladies Fashion Long Hair Colour
Test H - Ladies Transformation Fashion Haircut (from Black & White Photo) Same Ingrid mannequin
used from Test G


Over its 60-year history, WorldSkills International (formerly known as the "Skill Olympics") has come to symbolize the pinnacle of excellence in vocational training. Every two years, hundreds of young skilled people, accompanied by their teachers and trainers, gather together from around the world to compete before the public in the skills of their various trades and test themselves against demanding international standards. They represent the best of their peers drawn from regional and national skill competitions held currently in 51 countries/regions.


The experience and results of all the competitions provide valuable feedback both to the individuals and the systems and enterprises in which they are being trained. For some it is recognition for outstanding achievement, while for others it provides the motivation and knowledge to aspire to higher standards. For the onlookers, it is a revealing experience to see highly competent young tradespeople in action. The competitions are particularly effective in the context of providing positive career role models for school-aged youngsters.


The WorldSkills competition is held over four days, involving over 1,000 competitors from 51 member countries / regions in over 40 skill categories, Ladies & Men’s Hair Dressing being one of the categories. Important aspects of hairdressing include cutting, finishing, coloring, perming, long hair design and barbering. Hairdressers must demonstrate creativity, imagination and technical ability, combined with commercial awareness. Hairdressers need to demonstrate an understanding of fashion trends and new developments in their trade. Professional conduct is also very important.


Pivot Point International is proud to be supporting sponsor at the following WorldSkills events:

1988 Sydney, Australia; 1993 Taipei, Chinese Taipei; 1999 Montreal, Canada; 2001 Seoul, Korea; 2003 St. Gallen, Switzerland; 2005 Helsinki, Finland; 2007 Shizuoka, Japan; 2009 Calgary, Canada, 2011 London, United Kingdom


Since that time we have been designing mannequins specifically according to standards that produce the best technical test results.


All competitors will receive two ladies and four men's mannequins for use during the competition. This chart identifies each test and its associated mannequin.


Pivot Point training mannequins for practice can be purchased from your local Pivot Point Distributor or from one of these two locations: Pivot Point International, Inc. in Chicago; Pivot Point Asia in Hong Kong


WorldSkills is held in odd-numbered years
- 42nd WorldSkills Competition July, 2-7  2013 in Leipzig, Germany
- 43rd WorldSkills Competition November, 10-15  2015 in Madrid, Spain