Hair and Beauty student Jusdeep Singh
In just two years 18-year-old Jusdeep Singh has gone from speaking very little English, to improving her language skills, completing a Level 1 diploma in hair and beauty –and scooping top prize in a national hairdressing photographic competition.
Jusdeep, who moved to the UK from Italy two years ago, initially came to the college to do an ESOL course and then progressed to the Level 1 diploma in hair and beauty.
As part of the course Jusdeep was asked by her tutor to enter the annual Francesco Group photographic awards by submitting a photograph of a style she had created herself – and the judges were so impressed with her braided plait and curls style that they awarded her first prize in the education year one category of the competition.
Jusdeep said: “It was really exciting taking part in the competition but I never expected to win as the standard was so high – when they called my name out I couldn’t believe it!”
After completing the Level 1 course Jusdeep will be progressing to the Level 2 qualification and hopes to work as a hair and makeup artist for fashion shows in the future