Andrew Boote WIth His Second Place Certificate and Award

Andrew Takes Silver At Nationals

Barbering student Andrew Boote has been named as one of the top barbering students at a recent national competition.

Andrew, 20, from Seaham, picked up the trophy for second place in the Trends category at the 2015 National Student Barber Awards.

The competition was held at this year’s Barber UK event at Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena.

The competition saw students work on their models at East Durham College’s state-of-the-art Peterlee Campus salon, then sent off photos of their creations which were judged amongst over 300 other entries. 10 students were then shortlisted for the finals in each category.

Andrew was proud of his achievement in the competition and still can’t believe he picked up second place.

Andrew said: “It was a huge surprise to be announced as second place in the Trends category.

“I was really honoured just to be named in the top 10 before we travelled to Birmingham, but to be named in the top 2 is a really proud moment for me.

“I have to thank all the staff at the College for helping me develop my skills and continuing to give me the confidence to push myself further.”

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