HAIRDRESSING AND BEAUTY therapy students from Coleg Ceredigion have demonstrated they’re a cut above recently by achieving top positions in two prestigious Hair and Beauty competitions.
At the national Salon Cymru Awards held at Y Plas, Cardiff Student’s Union, two Coleg Ceredigion students scooped two top prizes.
In the Avant Garde Level 2 & 3 category, sponsored by Welsh Government, Jutta Varty secured second place; while Tina Robinson achieved third place in the Hair Up Level 3 category, sponsored by Lifetime. Jutta works part-time at The Salon in Cardigan while Tina works part-time at K27, also in Cardigan.
Jane Clarke-Evans, Hairdressing Tutor at Coleg Ceredigion, said: “Both students have worked tremendously hard on their creative skills and it was evident during the competition that they are very talented, as both were praised by celebrity stylist Patrick Cameron who is critically acclaimed for his skills worldwide.
“We are very proud of both students – they have a bright future ahead of them and we wish them both the very best for the future.”
Salon Cymru is a contemporary competition open to Hairdressing & Beauty learners from schools, colleges and training providers and has established itself as one of the main competition events in the hairdressing industry with more than 500 participants competing each year.
At another Hair and Beauty competition event for Urdd Gobaith Cymru, held at Llanbadarn Fawr, Coleg Ceredigion students secured both 1st and 3rd positions in the under-25 hairdressing competitions.
Chelsea Purnell secured the top prize with fellow student Abi- Marie Grace modelling for her in the competition; while Dorota Kulacka, along with her model Iona Smith, were awarded third position. They will now go on to compete at the National Urdd Eisteddfod in Flintshire.
Caryl Edwards, their Hair and Beauty tutor, commented: “The hair and beauty department is very proud of the high standard of work produced by our students and their success in this competition. We look forward to seeing them compete at the National Urdd Eisteddfod in Flintshire!”