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8th April 2022

Hair & Beauty students from Stafford College collected a number of awards at the regional AHT Hair & Beauty Competitions held in Blackpool.

Talented Level 3 Hair & Media Make-up students Sophie Gelatka, Jordan Wood and Ella Smith all achieved 1st places; Sophie in the category Half Body Painting with the theme Robots; Jordan in the category Gender Transformation; and Ella in the category Full Face Painting with the theme Halloween. Ella also achieved 3rd place in the category Bridal Make-up.

Level 2 Hair & Media Make-up student Gemma Porter achieved 2nd place in the category Full Face Painting with the theme Halloween. Level 3 Hair & Media Make-up student Maisie Ponting achieved 2nd place in the category ‘Create an image based on a theme’ with the theme Carnival.

All four students will now go head-to-head with students across the UK in the national finals, due to take place on Monday 23rd May.

The Association of Hairdressers and Therapists was founded in 1963 by a group of hairdressing teachers as a national network of like-minded specialists who exchanged good practice and support. Members of the AHT include teachers, trainers or assessors of hairdressing or therapy subjects, who are either working towards or currently hold teaching/assessing qualifications.

Commenting on the success of the students, Lorraine Drayton, Curriculum Manager for Hairdressing and Beauty at NSCG, said: “By competing in high profile regional competitions such as these, our students gain valuable experience that they can use to help them progress in the workplace. The students did themselves and the College proud and I’m delighted with the latest collection of awards, which recognise their talent and hard work. We wish them all well as they compete on the national stage at the finals in May.”

To find out more about the award-winning Hairdressing & Beauty courses offered at either Newcastle College or Stafford College, please visit nscg.ac.uk.