Hairdressing student Caroline reaches national competition final

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A Telford College hairdressing student has reached the final of a prestigious national competition.

Caroline Williams was one of four students from the college’s hair and beauty training salon to be put forward for the 2022 Concept Hair Learner of the Year hairdressing awards.

And Caroline, from Newport, has made it through to the final of the Avant Garde style category.

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The annual competition, backed by Concept Hair magazine, gives the next generation of hairdressers and barbers the chance to be recognised on a national stage for their hard work and skills.

Caroline, who is on the college’s fast track course, will now have to compete for the title alongside five other finalists by creating a look on a live model at the grand final in Birmingham on March 24.

She used her son Tom as the model for her entry, and said she was ‘amazed and delighted’ to have qualified for the final.

“The course is amazing and I really enjoy it. I wish I’d done it years ago.

“I’ve always enjoyed playing with hair. Styling my son’s hair for my entry was payback for all of the World Book Day events and last-minute costumes I helped with when he was younger!”

The other Telford College students entered into the competition were Stacey Smith for vintage retro, Michelle Troth for masquerade ball, and Molly Finnegan for colouring creativity.

Hairdressing lecturer Kerrie Treharne said: “All four of the students we entered for this year’s Concept Hair competition did a fantastic job – and we are super proud of Caroline for getting through to the final.


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