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Grantham College/yes hairdressing apprentices on show

Hairdressing apprentices from Grantham College/yes put on a top quality fashion show in a local shopping centre

Three yes Advanced Hairdressing Apprentices who are training at local salons have taken part in a hairdressing and fashion show at the George Centre to showcase their talents.


In the second event of its kind, which the organisers hope will become an annual occasion, the three hairdressers were tasked with creating an entire look, consisting of hair, make-up and clothing. They rose to the challenge and working to a theme that they had chosen themselves entitled ‘Masquerade’, the girls created stunning new looks for the models, who gave up their spare time to assist. Some of the models who took part are clients of the three Apprentices, which demonstrates the relationship that the hairdressers have built up with their clientele – other models included friends and family.


Overall winner on the day was Kirsty Garton, from Scots Hair Design, and this triumph follows hot on the heels of her nomination as East Midlands LSC Apprentice of the Year. Her design was chosen by Craig Fawkes from Headroom and Paula Hepplestone from Headoffice, who awarded Kirsty with a trophy for her design. The other two competitors were Zoe Smith from Gerards Hair Studio, and Natalie Sandall from Blunt – they were both awarded a certificate for their design and hard work on the day. A prize draw also took place during the show for a member of the public to win a free cut and blow dry.


For all of the competitors there was a taste of how it feels to take part in a real life competition, which is an essential element of their Level 3 course, as the apprentices are required to participate in a hair show and photo shoot. The event had the energy of a real life cat walk show, and on the day there was a professional photographer in attendance – Jim from JCP Images, who photographed the designs for the girls’ portfolios.


“They should be proud of themselves, the designs were stunning,” said Belinda Roberts, Hairdressing Assessor. “At yes we work closely with the salons involved and they are very supportive of their apprentices and committed to education. All of the girls show a lot of potential in their chosen careers.”


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