Brooklands College hosted a Hair and Beauty competition on Tuesday 15th January. In a test of time, attention to detail and skill, Hairdressing and Beauty students went above and beyond to impress a carefully selected judging panel.
The judges were esteemed industry professionals, Martin Roberts-Hunt, David Volt-Baker, Jane Hedditch, Jaz Jandu and former Brooklands Beauty student, Paulina Lipiec. Martin – a salon owner – has worked with Brooklands College for the last 12 years with the Apprenticeships team whilst Paulina is a therapist specialising in laser and facial treatments. David is the global ambassador for luxury haircare brand, Milkshake, and has been nominated for various British Hairdressing awards over the last five years. Jane, Spa Manager at the award-winning Runnymede Hotel, has 28 years of experience within the industry and works very closely with the College to support the development and transition of our Beauty students into the industry.
In a race against time, hairspray, rollers and brushes were all key ingredients throughout in this much-anticipated competition.
Across four different categories and groups emerged five winners. This included an eye-catching entry, in the ‘red carpet look’ category, by Level 1 student, Kerena Crease. Our Level 3 Media Make-up, Hairdressing and Theatrical Special Effects students also took part in a reflection of new and experimental ideas.
Level 1 Hair and Beauty – Red Carpet look
1st Place Kerena Crease
2nd Place Scarlett Dixon
3rd Place Shannon Lee
Level 2 Hairdressing – Eras
1st Place Chloe Morris
2nd Place Jelizaveta Djomina
3rd Place Nicole Owens
Level 2 Beauty – Eras
1st Place Cara Saunders
2nd Place Sophie Watts
3rd Place Lola Deluca
Level 3 Beauty – Full body massage
1st Place Caris Willett
2nd Place Natalia Sookur
3rd Place Nikki Weston
Level 3 Hairdressing, Level 3 Theatrical Special Effects Hair & Media Make-up – Avant Garde
1st Place Caitlyn Woodley Nash and Leah Davidson
2nd Place Xristina Gripari and Amie Pike
3rd Place Emma Knight and Shauna Markham
Levels 1, 2 and 3 Hair and Beauty students went head-to-head over the course of the evening and in a test of nerves, showcased their creativity whilst also setting high standards for next year. For the Level 3 students, the purpose of the competition is to hone their skills for the National Hairdressing Federation Avant Garde competition, which takes place in Blackpool in March. As well as winning for the past two years, we have taken most of the top 20 positions.