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Student success in Inter-College competition

Students from across the region have competed in a number of inter-college competitions to test their skills in the fields of Hair, Beauty and Media Make-Up. The annual skills competition took place at Hartlepool College of Further Education. Facing the hosting Hartlepool team were competitors from East Durham College, Stockton Riverside College, Middlesbrough College, New College Durham, Gateshead College, Darlington College and Bishop Auckland College, all contesting the three categories.

In the Hairdressing section students were given the freedom to create any overall look on the competition floor, with no stipulation as to hair being up, down or a combination of both. Abbey Johnson of East Durham came in second place behind winner Sarah O’Donovan of Hartlepool College. Independent judge Anna Campbell, of Anna Campbell Hairdressing, said “This was a fantastic competition and it’s great, from an industry perspective, to see so many students showcasing their skills. I have been overwhelmed by the high standard of entries.”

The Beauty section was dominated by Middlesbrough College, who took both first and second place with students Leila Pryszlak and Zoe Lane picking up the awards respectively. Judge Louise Godsill from Ellisons Wholesale/Training Academy was impressed by their high standards in creating a Vintage Hollywood facial Make-Up look.

Katie Pounder from Hartlepool College took the top prize in the Media Make-Up section, with Kadie Johnson from Middlesbrough coming in second. Independent judge Sherilyn Oliphant from Stand Out Make-Up assessed their skills in answering the brief ‘Changing Faces’ - Glamour on the Red Carpet.

Event host and Hartlepool College Hairdressing Lecturer Mandy Sisson said, “It’s great to see this event grow in terms of colleges taking part and the number of students competing. From the gallery of photos available everyone will be able to see what a high standard has been created. A huge thanks to our employer links that gave up their time to support the event and to give such worthwhile feedback.”

Photos of the event can be found here :
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