Winning hair and beauty puts Loughborough College students in line for big prize

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The 2017 Loughborough College hair and beauty competition has ensured no fewer than six students will line up for a prestigious competition in the new year.

Going head to head for hair and facing off for make up, 36 students went against the clock for the rigorous Association of Hairdressers and Therapists’ challenge.

“The competition is a brilliant preparation for the pressures the students will face in the industry.

“They had to source their own models, demonstrate cutting, colouring and blow drying techniques in timed conditions and also style the models with clothes and accessories. This was all under the watchful eye of our external judges - Becky Harland from Affinage and former student Akur Nuer who is going from strength to strength with her own specialist hairdressing business.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity for the students to focus on their skills and really show off their talents,” said Karen Dixon, hairdressing lead at Loughborough College.

“Now the top two winners from each category will go through to the Association of Hairdressers and Therapists regional competition in February.”

In the blow drying competition, Emma Sessions took first place with Karen Tsui and Jordan Wallbank in second and third. The converting daytime to evening styling competition named Sunita Pal winner with Saf Middleton and Paige Ward placed second and third. Karen Tsui won the bridal hair competition with Emma Sessions and Alysha Flinders taking the second and third spots.

Loughborough College Beauty lead Claire Springthorpe ran the classic 1920s make up competition, with Erica Pearce awarded first place and Kate Borisova in second and Leah Hart third.

Pictured: (from left) Loughborough College competition winners Saf Middleton, Paige Ward, Karen Tsui, Alysha Flinders, Sunita Pal, Emma Sessions and Jordan Wallbank

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