Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy learners at Cheshire College – South & West were rewarded for their hard work, determination and talent when they competed in the Cheshire & Warrington Skills Hair and Beauty Competition.
Taking place in Macclesfield, the competition was a first for many of Cheshire College’s learners as they competed against learners from Warrington & Vale Royal College and Macclesfield College.
Collectively, the skills and talent of Cheshire College’s Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy learners were recognised with an astonishing 8 awards, including three 1st place awards, one 2nd place award and four 3rd place awards in four areas: Level 2 Hairdressing, Level 2 Media Makeup, Level 3 Hairdressing, and Level 3 Beauty – Massage.
Assistant Director of Hair, Beauty and Hospitality, Andrea Huby, said: “We encourage all our learners to raise their aspirations by entering both local and national competitions. We are very proud of everyone who took part and the amazing they achieved.
“It has been great to see their confidence improving and desire to compete in further competitions.”
Hadassa Sidwell, who won 1st Place in Level 3 Hairdressing, commented: “It was such an honour coming first and it was very unexpected. Although competing came with its stress, it was so much fun to take part in. It truly shows that if you work hard and put your mind towards something you can do anything.”
Hannah Thomas, who won 1st Place in Level 2 Media Makeup, added: “It was a really fun day! I didn’t think I would win but I had so much support around me. I plan on going onto Level 3 and 4 of the Makeup department and then progressing to university to work towards a career in editorial makeup in TV and film.”
The full list of awards won at this year’s Cheshire & Warrington Skills Competition by learners at Cheshire College are as follows:
Level 2 Hairdressing
- 1st Place – Rhian Barlow
- 3rd Place – Emily Watson
Level 2 Media Makeup
- 1st Place – Hannah Thomas
- 3rd Place – Alex Loyden
Level 3 Hairdressing
- 1st Place – Hadassa Sidwell
- 2nd Place – Lauren Wilson
- 3rd Place – Sarah Probyn
Level 3 Beauty – Massage
- 3rd Place – Hannah Nash
Cheshire College allows learners to gain practical skills within industry standard commercial salons including barbering and hair salons and a luxurious spa facility containing a steam room, jacuzzi, sauna and flotation tank. If you are interested in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy courses available at Cheshire College, or would like more information on the courses available, visit ccsw.ac.uk or call 01270 654654.