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Hairdressing Avant Garde Competition

Hairdressing students had their creativity put to the test at the annual Avant Garde hairdressing competition.

This event has been taking place for the last 10 years, for Level 3 hairdressing students, and has continued to grow year on year. During the competition students have to plan and create an image for an event.The theme for this year’s competition was childhood memories and students had to use this to inspire an Avant Garde look.

 The looks created by the students were judged by Assistant Principal Joanne Gas, Christine Hinchliff owner of Cutting Corner, Loucas Giorgio owner of Stone Hair and Jake Radcliffe Senior stylist at Mark Riley.

When asked about the success of this year’s competition, Pamela Milnes, Hairdressing Tutor said: “I think the event went well it is a valuable experience for the learners to demonstrate their creativity and build confidence in presentations. They displayed a high standard of work and worked well within time restraints and under pressure.”

23 Level 3 students took part, but there were only to be 3 deserving winners.  The winners were:

  • 1st prize Christina Ward
  • 2nd prize Amy Ingram
  • 3rd prize Denika Briggs

All winners received a trophy and high street gift vouchers.

Christina Ward, Level 3 Hairdressing Apprentice and 1st Prize winner said: “I chose to do something flower orientated. I thought about when I was a kid and I used to sit and make daisy chains, we’d have competitions to see who could make the longest daisy chain and that was the idea I went with. I was so nervous about the competition, I was shaking. I couldn’t sleep last night, I thought I was going to be sick. When I had to go out and present my model I couldn’t even say my own name. Now that I’ve won I feel brilliant, I didn’t think I would get that far.”

A selection of Hairdressing and barbering courses are available at Calderdale College. We offer fantastic training facilities and opportunities to take part in a variety of competitions and workshops.