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Congratulations to NWSLC’s team of hairdressing and barbering students who are through to the AHT national finals!

The students put their skills to the test at the Association of Hairdressers and Therapists regional heats at Stamford College on Wednesday 5 February.

Tasks set to the competitors included:

  • High-fashion hair cut with a bold colour scheme
  • Unusual hair-up designs for an evening event
  • Fashionable men’s styling
  • On-trend blow dry

Each competitor also took charge of organising an outfit that matched their category and the model.

Seven of the students are now preparing for the final which will be held in Blackpool in March.

Congratulations to:

Level 2 – Ladies’ high fashion blow dry 
Agneta Strele   1st
Rachel Crowfoot  2nd
Davina Yeatman  3rd

Level 2 – Ladies’ evening hair-up
Kate Gurney   3rd
Danielle Finney 5th place

Level 1 – Ladies’ day style blow dry 
Tayla-jade Hayes  1st
Bethany Spence 4th place
Elle Benstead 8th place
Michaela Spriggs   3rd

Level 3 Barbers – Men’s fashion cut and finish
Kyro Newey-Smith 6th place
Joshua Agar    2nd

“When I entered, I didn’t think for one minute i’d be placed let alone get 1st place! This experience has taught me how to work under pressure. I am curious but excited to go to Blackpool to gain new experiences.”
Tayla-Jade Hayes Level 1 Hair and Beauty

“I was proud to present the college. While I was full of nerves I was also full of excitement. I cannot wait to go to Blackpool to compete.”
Davina Yeatman Level 2 Hairdressing

Zoey Armitage, Haridressing Lecturer at the College said: “The students all did so well and acted with great professionalism, enthusiasm, dedication and commitment – even with the super early arrival onto college at 6.30am!! The hairdressing and barbering team are extremely proud of them and their achievements so far.  A great but exhausting day was had by all, followed by a coach filled with silence as the whole group slept on the journey back to campus. The whole team would like to thank these students for their hard work and helping to organise the event; including those who sat as models.”

Good luck to all those competing in March!

To find out more about Hairdressing and Barbering courses at the College, click here.