Two aspiring Haverhill stylists were among the award winners at a recent Hair and Beauty Showcase competition.
Sammie Power grabbed the Overall best Beauty competitor in the West Suffolk College (WSC) event, and also triumphed in the NVQ Level two Beauty Therapy contest with a futuristic theme.
Aimee Lee took home the gong for WBL NVQ Level Three with the sustainability today theme while Kameliya Ivanova came third in the NVQ Level Two Mature Hairdressing with a punk theme.
“It was a big shock to find out that I had won,” said Sammie, 16, from Trinity Link.
“I was really happy to get the awards as it’s the first time I had entered a competition like this.”
She now hopes to study a massage course once she finishes in June and ultimately to become a beauty therapist.
The competition was held at WSC’s Leonardo House in Bury St Edmunds last Monday (March 31), with tickets costing £1.
Tracey Marshall, head of School of Hairdressing, Beauty and Holistic Therapies at WSC, said: “These competitions are an opportunity for the students to showcase their achievements to their parents and local employers.
“All our students will be involved in this celebration of their achievements.
“The theme of this year’s competitions is ‘Hair and Beauty through the eras’.
“We are fortunate to have a team of L’Oréal ID artists who will be doing on stage demonstrations of current colouring and styling techniques.”
Competitions ran throughout the day and after there was be a showcase of the students’ creations in a final parade for parents and employers, the Showcase of Hair and Beauty.
Two L’Oréal ID Artists cut and coloured hair on the stage and presented their finished design.
Students and models then showcased their creations with presentations to winners.
All students got a certificate for taking part.
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