Talented beauty students at City of Wolverhampton College are celebrating after scooping top awards in a regional heat of a national skills competition.

Molly Deakin, aged 19, Antonina Kozakiewicz, 30, and Sasheen Morgan, 24 – who are all studying for beauty qualifications at the college’s Metro One campus – triumphed in a regional round of the WorldSkills  UK competition held at Walsall College on July 2.

The trio beat off tough competition from students from other colleges across the region with Molly winning gold in the Level 3 advanced category and Antonina and Sasheen picking up gold and silver awards respectively in the Level 2 beauty category.

During the competition students had to carry out a range of treatments – including a manicure, half-leg wax, make-up, back massage, galvanic facial and faradic body toning – under the watchful eye of judges who scored their treatment skills, communication with the client, treatment timing and product knowledge.

Mark Robertson, principal of the college, said: “The WorldSkills UK competition is an opportunity for the best students from colleges across the region to showcase their skills and knowledge to the judging panel and the success achieved by Molly, Antonina and Sasheen is recognition of their hard work and commitment to developing the industry-standard skills that employers are looking for.”

Following their success, the students could be selected to represent the college in the finals of the WorldSkills UK competition at the annual Skills Show, at the NEC in November.

Pictured left to right: Sasheen, Antonina and Molly

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