PEMBROKESHIRE College’s Hair, Beauty and Complementary Therapy students have showcased their skills at an in-house competition, testing their abilities to real timescales.

Experts from the Hair and Beauty industry judged the all-day competition across seven different categories which utilised their technical abilities, time keeping skills and creativity.

Competition judges included Sharon Whitehouse from Utopia Narberth, Scott Thomas from Milkshake, Kim Knight from New Beauty, Haverfordwest, Cath Archer, Maria Nicholas along with Mark Hancock from Gilmor Hair, Newport who also generously donated the prizes for the winners.

From 9am, over 50 students from hairdressing and beauty therapy began preparing their clients to compete for the best Women’s Blow Dry, Milkshake Hair Colour, Beauty Make-up – ‘Contour like a Kardashian’, Bridal Hair and Make-up, Massage and Facial, Mythical Creatures Styling and 1950s Hair and Make-up Styling.

College Lecturer, Sharon Philpin said: “We’re all so proud of the skills our students have, it was a great opportunity for them to show them off!

“Thank you to the volunteer models and judges for spending the day with us and for their valued feedback.”

Those who secured first, second and third places were awarded with a trophy and products donated by Gilmor Hair, Eve Taylor, Ellison products, Beauty Express, College Kits Direct and NSI Nails.

Winners were:

- Women’s Blow Dry – 1st Lauren Davies, 2nd Connor Jones, 3rd Daisy Griffiths

- Milkshake Hair Colour – 1st Alice MacGovern, 2nd Sequoia Smith, 3rd Phoebe Thomas

- Beauty Make-up, ‘Contour like a Kardashian’ – 1st Shannon Gwyther, 2nd Isobelle Evans, 3rd Abigail Wilson

- Bridal Hair and Make-up – 1st Caitlyn Hughes and Sophie Aldred, 2nd Connor Jones and Gemma Whalley, 3rd Liane Hopwood

- Massage and Facial – 1st Kelsey Rees, 2nd Amber Thomas, 3rd Sophie Reynolds

- Mythical Creatures Styling – 1st Alisha Wardhall, 2nd Nadia Monkhouse, 3rd Bryony Carr

- 1950’s Hair and Make-up Styling – 1st Rhiannon Armstrong, 2nd Sophie Aldred, 3rd Shannon van de Cappelle

- Freestyle category for Cynnydd students – 1st, Ashleigh Wheelerhouse, 2nd Lois Hawks, 3rd Katie Bowen

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