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Stylists comb together!
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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 College’s 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. With most of the competitions taking place in the College’s main atrium, the students were supported throughout the event by fellow students and teaching staff who gathered 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 ‘The last 50 years of fashion and styling (1964-2014)’.
Each year students can’t wait to 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 Gilmors Newport, Rob Lacey from Milkshake, Anita Hayde from Chic International, Gabrielle Slater from Touch of Class, Kim Annis from You Beauty and Pembrokeshire College tutor Ruth Thomas.
Jackie Mathias, head of faculty, at the College commented: “These competitions provide an excellent platform for students to practice their skills. The quality of the work produced by the students 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 Gilmors Newport, Pronails Wales, Milkshake, Chic International, Beauty Express, Ellisons, Dennis Williams, Economed 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 early in 2014 at the College. Finalists from the Welsh heats will then get the opportunity to represent their country at the Blackpool Winter Gardens Hair Festival.
For more information about hairdressing and beauty courses at Pembrokeshire College go to www.pembs.ac.uk/courses