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Competition success for West Herts College apprentices

Three West Herts College Hair Professionals apprentices took part in the Concept Magazine’s Hair Apprentice of the Year Award 2020!
Sophie, Chloe and Sara all put months of work into perfecting their styles and skills to put their best look forward.
Sophie, who is currently splitting her studies between West Herts College and working at Results Hair and Beauty in Hemel Hempstead entered the competition in the Styling category.
She had just half an hour to present a 1920s inspired hair style and judges took into consideration the whole look – from hair styling to costume and make-up.
Sophie said: “I have been practicing for months and I think this is the best it’s turned out.
“I was so nervous and it’s the first competition I’ve ever taken part in but it’s such good experience and I can add the final look pictures to my portfolio.”
Both Chloe and Sara took part in the Colouring category. Chloe, who is completing her Level 2 apprenticeship with employer SK Hair Design in Radlett, was inspired by ‘unicorn hair’ and her final look featured four different colours!
Chloe prepped her model’s hair in the weeks running up to the competition by colouring it a silver blonde to ensure the colours were ‘striking’ and ‘bold’ in the final look.
Directly competing with Chloe, classmate Sara is completing her apprenticeship at Toni and Guy in Hemel Hempstead. She chose a different look completely and used precision and attention to detail to split her model’s hair down the middle and colour each side different, contrasting shades.
Unfortunately, none of our apprentices got through to the final sponsored by L’Oreal, but they all executed exquisite final looks and developed important skills in the process.
West Herts College Hair and Beauty tutors Sam Matthews, who helped the three apprentices throughout the competition process, added: “All three girls did amazingly today. They all put so much work and effort into planning and preparing and I think their final pieces were beautiful.
“This type of competition is such good experience, apprentices need this pressured environment, working to a brief and under time limits to help perfect their skills and it’s a great opportunity to put into practice what they’re learning.
“It’s also a fab way for them to get publicity and make a name for themselves.”
To find out more about our Hair Professionals apprenticeships click here, or click here to find out more about studying Hairdressing at West Herts College.