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AHT Competition Success for Preston College Hair and Beauty Learners

Last week, hair and beauty learners from a selection of 14-16 and adult courses competed in the AHT regional competition at Blackpool’s Norbreck Conference Centre.

With ambitions of securing a place in the top three, to progress to the national finals on 23rd May, adult learners competed in the blow dry and evening style competition categories, with current first year learner, Mariam, securing third place in the blow dry category – a win which will see her compete in the category again but at a national level during next month’s final.

Wins for some of our youngest learners were also secured, with Year 10 learners Keila and Megan and Year 11 learner, Millie, impressively winning first, second and third place respectively in the prom make-up category.

Y10 learners Chloe and Martha also competed in the evening style category for their age group, both securing participation certificates, as did adult learners Immie and Jasmine.

Participating in a range of competitions is an integral part of all of the hairdressing programmes here at Preston College, providing learners of all ages with opportunities that extend well beyond the realms of their in-salon and classroom based curriculum. Working under pressure, to set deadlines and as a team, these experiences provide additional insight into the vast world of hair and beauty and showcase a breath of industry opportunities that go beyond in-salon work.

Well done to everyone who participated in the competition and good luck to Mariam for next month’s national final. We can’t wait to see your work!

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