Young stylists show art of hairdressing
MORE than 60 stylists of the future took part in the Ashfordbased Hair Academy’s sixth annual apprentice hairdressing competition at Ashford International Hotel.
The theeme was Modern Art and competitors ranging in age from 15 to 25 had just one hour to prepare, but showed off their skills by creating some outstanding work for the catwalk show watched by 400 guests.
Judges for the five categories included Jacky Jones from City & Guilds and Hayley Martin from L’Oreal Professional.
Winners came from hair salons throughout Kent and judges remarked on how high the overall standard was.
This year’s event saw the launch of a new category for diploma students and included their first young apprenticeship entrant, Jemma Roberts from Pent Valley School, Folkestone, who has just started her second year with the Academy studying for a Level 2 Diploma in hairdressing.
She is one of a group of teenage students who attend the Hair Academy and a work experience salon for one day a week, while still at school.
The annual competition gives all ages and levels a chance to express the skills they have learnt.
The Academy, based in studios in The Churchyard in Ashford, provides hairdressing training in NVQ L2 & L3 as well as bespoke courses for stylists.
Keely Tidman’s final creation