A spectacular show has been held at the Muni, in Colne, to celebrate the exceptional talent of Nelson and Colne College’s Hair and Beauty students.

The annual event saw vocational students and apprentices of all levels showcasing their originality and flair in a series of visually impressive competitions.

The evening was attended by more than 100 people, and judging was conducted by local employers and representatives from product manufacturers.

winner-for-webHead of Hair and Beauty at NCC Claire Pye said: “The standards at this year’s competition were, once again, incredibly high – we were blown away by the calibre of the entries.

“This event is a real highlight of the Hair and Beauty calendar, and gives our students an amazing platform to be creative with the theoretical and practical knowledge they have developed in the workplace and in NCC’s Distinction salons.

“Thank you to all guests who support this amazing student celebration. Here at NCC, we are 100% committed to helping students build a diverse skillset and gain valuable experience for their future careers. Each year, we see students progress to top salons across the country, and this year is no different – with students securing exciting opportunities, including working for cruise ships, going off to University and being offered positions within a professional salon.”

The atmosphere at this year’s extravaganza was truly electric, as models showcased an array of remarkable looks – from the Black Swan, to a zebra, to the Queen of Hearts.


Mature student Cathrine Gillen, who won the Level 2 Makeup competition, said: “It was absolutely brilliant, and the atmosphere was very good. One of my daughters, who is coming to NCC next year to do Media Makeup, was my model for the night – my theme was ‘70’s Disco Diva’, so there was lots of glitter and diamantes.

“I have been given a lot of support during my time at NCC, and Sam Langstroth, my tutor, has been so inspirational to all students.”

There are many employment opportunities available within the hairdressing sector, including working in a hotel, a high street salon, or a health spa – and NCC is committed to helping students learn the skills they need.

Winners from the annual competition are:

Barbers Shop: 1, Danny Scholes; 2, Leighton Moore; 3, Amy Foulds

Level 1 Masquerade: 1, Ragan Lopez; 2, Megan Halstead; 3, Letitia Macauley

Level 1 World Book Day: 1, Amy Wiggin, Ella Ashton; 2, Georgina Mida

Interschool Competition: 1, Lauren McAllister; 2, Rebecca Lorimer; 3, Katie Lang

Level 2 Blow Dry: 1, James Murphy, Georgia Blackston

Level 2 Manicure: 1, Sophie Moss; 2, Chloe Heap

Level 2 The Shows (part-time): 1, Courtney Thomas; 2, Rosie Jamieson, Chantel James

Level 2 Media: 1, Flynn O’Rourke; 2, Rhea Jackson; 3, Paulina Grabowska

Level 2 Makeup: 1, Cathrine Gillen; 2, Samantha Whitley, Imogen Ridout

Level 3 Nails ‘Seasons’: 1, Taranjot Kaur; 2, Billie Clark, Courtney Hartley

Level 3 The Shows: 1, Leia Richardson; 2, Holly Lewin; 3, Ella Burns, Chelsey Hartley

Level 2 The Shows: 1, Mamoona Awan; 2, Caitlin Scarlett; 3, Melissa Richards

For more information about Hair and Beauty at Nelson and Colne College contact 01282 440272 or visit www.nelson.ac.uk/distinction

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