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Award-winning students go for gold at the AHT national competition finals

Last week, the AHT (The Association of Hairdressers and Therapists) national competition finals took place at the Norbreck Castle Hotel in Blackpool.

The competition heats leading up to the long-awaited final saw 42 colleges from across the UK, including Ireland, Scotland and Wales, enter the rounds with 362 students in total.

City of Bristol College put forward six competitors across three categories in the finals. This included entries in heats of: Old Hollywood make-up, Face painting: Signs of the zodiac and Full body painting: Graffiti theme.

Following a fantastic set of results obtained at the regional competitions in Weston-Super-Mare in March, students got stuck in to practicing tirelessly in the lead up to the final; where the team found itself competing against other colleges from across the breadth of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Lecturer, Kate Dowle, commented: “The standard of work produced by all of the competitors was extremely high. City of Bristol college represented the South West with pride and produced some incredible looks.

“We returned to Bristol with two winners! Lydia Dziczkenieck, who studies Media Make-Up and Hair Artistry Level 2, placed in the signs of the zodiac category and Abbey Willcox, who studies Theatrical, Special Effects and Media Make-Up Artistry Level 3, also took home a medal for the body painting ‘Graffiti’ competition.”

An extended congratulations also goes out to Chaya Lormand, Kayce Holland, Kaela Fowler and Melissa Turvey; students who also brought precision, finesse and skill to the competition rounds.

Tutors Paulette Thompson and Kate Dowle are so incredibly proud of how each of the competitors and models carried themselves throughout all stages of the competition. It’s clear that the skill, commitment and sheer talent demonstrated was fantastic, and as a college, we are ecstatic with the fantastic results that were achieved by our wonderful students.

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