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Hair & beauty spectacular
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Aspiring hair and beauty students at Pembrokeshire College let their hair down and their imaginations run free last week as they took part in the annual AHT UK Hairdressing Competition.
With a full line up of competitions including nail art, bridal make-up and hair styling, over 80 students took part in the event. As always, the stylists were supported throughout the event by fellow students and teaching staff who gathered in the atrium to watch the masterpieces unfold.
Throughout the competitions students were encouraged to challenge themselves and show their creativity, particularly in the avant-garde and team competitions where the judges were looking for elaborate and detailed styling combining hair, make-up and costume.
For each competition students had to work to a theme and were judged on originality and technical competence as well as the finished look. For the nail art competition the theme was ‘current trends’ whilst for the total team look competition the theme was ‘Anything Goes’.
Each year more and more students take part in the competitions and each year the quality of the finished work exceeds that of the previous year. Working at a level you would expect of industry professionals the exceptionally high standard of the work produced never fails to amaze the judging panel.
Judges on the day were Mark Hancock from Gilmores Newport, Sharon Whitehouse from Utopia Narberth, and Sarah King and Kristal Wright from Pembrokeshire College.
Paul Hudson, Director of Health, Care and Business at the College commented: “These competitions provide an excellent platform for students to showcase their skills. The quality of the work produced by the students this year has been outstanding. Taking part in this type of competition is a superb learning experience for the students allowing them to showcase both their technical knowledge and creative skills. The competition also gives them a taste of working under pressure and helps to build their confidence. All the lecturing staff are incredibly proud of the effort and high-quality of work produced by the students and we wish them every success as they progress to the Welsh heat.”
The College would like to say a special thank you to all the judges and particularly to Gilmores Newport, Pronails Haverfordwest, Utopia Narbeth, Head to Toe Neyland, Beauty Express, Brand Performance Neyland and La Beeby for donating the prizes.
Students who gained first, second and third places will now get the opportunity to compete at the Welsh final to be held at Ystrad Mynach College in January. Finalists from the Welsh heats will then get the opportunity to represent their country at the Blackpool Winter Gardens Hair Festival during March 2013 where they will compete in the UK AHT finals.
For more information about hairdressing and beauty courses at Pembrokeshire College go to www.pembrokeshire.ac.uk/courses/beauty.