Trainee hairdressers and barbers who are studying for their industry qualifications at City of Wolverhampton College will be showcasing their styling talents in the regional heats of a national competition.
A group of 14 students, who are enrolled on full-time and part-time courses or combining working in a salon with studying for their qualifications on an apprenticeship scheme, will be taking part in the Midlands round of the Concept Hair magazine Apprentice of the Year competition at Stephenson College, in Coalville, Leicestershire, on Monday, February 10.
The students will be competing in the styling, hair up, barbering, colouring and avant-garde categories and will be required to produce 1920s and Great Gatsby styles, create dazzling prom hair, demonstrate the outstanding use of colour or produce a spectacular fire and ice-themed style.
Afreka Denvers-McLean, hairdressing tutor at the college, said: “Taking part in the competition is a fantastic opportunity for students to showcase their talents to industry professionals and they are all working extremely hard to ensure their styles wow the judges on the day.”
Winners of the regional heats will go forward to the final of the competition at the L’Oréal Professionnel Academy in London on Thursday, March 26.