Trainee hair stylists make the cut

A TOWERING beehive that would’ve made Amy Winehouse proud helped trainee stylist Rosie Morgan scoop first place in the ‘showstopper’ category at the National Hairdressers’ Federation North-East regional contest.

She was just one of several Middlesbrough College students to show off their scissor and styling skills against the best in the business from salon owners to fellow trainees at the prestigious competition held at  Gateshead Marriot Hotel.

Charlotte McKay and Anna Powell picked up the top titles of Trainee Ladies’ Champion and Trainee Gents’ Champion. Charlotte also came first in the Bridal Hair and Glamorous Hair on the Town categories and took places in two other sections, while Anna was first in Gents’ Cut and Finish.

Other first places included Amy Leigh Watson in Ladies’ Blow Dry and Rosie Morgan in the Showstopper category (whose creation is pictured above), with Dillon Allinson picking up places in three different sections.

Middlesbrough College principal and chief executive Zoe Lewis said hairdressing was a popular career that was always in demand.

This beautiful flapper style secured first place for Middlesbrough College student Amy Leigh Watson in the Ladies Blow Dry category at the National Hairdressing Federation North-East awards.

This beautiful flapper style secured first place for Middlesbrough College student Amy Leigh Watson in the Ladies Blow Dry category at the National Hairdressing Federation North-East awards.

Charlotte McKay came second in the Total Look category at the National Hairdressing Federation North-East contest but came first in others.

Charlotte McKay came second in the Total Look category at the National Hairdressing Federation North-East contest but came first in others.

Middlesbrough College hairdressing curriculum team leader Sophie Barwick agreed and said: “We’re incredibly proud of our students, who really showed off their amazing skills and also kept their cool under the pressure of an extremely competitive event.”

She added: “At Middlesbrough College, we provide people with all the practical skills they need to forge successful and lucrative careers, and hairdressing is a creative and popular choice.

“We’re proud of our students’ achievements – these awards certainly bode well for their future careers.”

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