East Kent College hairdressing students excel in county-wide skills competition
East Kent College have scooped five awards at a county-wide hairdressing competition.
The students competed against 70 hairdressing students from colleges around Kent and came first in two categories.
Jahanzab Rahman, from Broadstairs came first in the barbering competition and Stephanie Townsend from Dover gained first prize in the ladies cut and style; other Dover successes included Chloe Green who came highly commended in the ladies evening style category while Ruth Williams with her model Natalie Mallach came second in the fantasy category with her marvellous creation. Chantelle Blackman with her model Kit Leigh, who looked magical as a nymph with lights in her hair, was also highly commended.
Organiser Joanne Timms said: “It was amazing day. The facilities here are fantastic and it has encouraged more colleges and tutors to enter their students in the competition as it was being hosted by Dover campus. As well as students from our own college, we have had learners from every further education college in the county including Mid Kent’s campuses in Gillingham and Maidstone, West Kent’s Tonbridge and Ashford campuses North Kent’s campuses at Dartford and Gravesend as well as Canterbury and Sheerness.”
The three judges had a tough job with five separate categories and with such high standards it was difficult for them to select the winners. Judge, Philip Edwards, who owns Philip Edwards Hairdressing salon in the town was a student at Folkestone Campus in 1977. He said: “There were so many excellent entries that in some cases it was not easy to come to a decision.”
External verifier for VTCT the awarding body, Peter Stonebanks, added: “We were particularly impressed with the standard of barbering.”