Barbering students Courtney Williams, Andrew Boote and Sarah Grant with lecturer Alison Scattergood

Barbers Up For Top Honours As They Enter Top 10

Four student barbers from East Durham College have made it into the final 10 in a prestigious national competition.

Students Courtney Williams, 18, Sarah Grant, 30, Leanne Anderson, 20, and Andrew Boote, 20, have all made top 10 finishes, over two categories in the 2015 National Student Barber Competition qualifiers.

All the students have been selected in the top 10 of the Trends category with Courtney also reaching the final 10 for the Styling category.

The students worked 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.

The students are now preparing to travel to the Barber UK event at Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena on 11th May were they will find out if they have placed in the top three.

This success continues what has already been a stellar year for the College’s Hair and Beauty department, which has already seen them pick up a number of awards and be named Best Overall College at the Regional AHT awards in Gateshead – for the third year in a row.

East Durham College barbering lecturer Alison Scattergood was proud to see her students in contention for top honours at another national competition.

Alison said: “I am very proud to see so many of our students selected in the top 10 for this fantastic national competition.

“Featuring in the top 10 is already a brilliant achievement and I am really proud of the great work they have produced so far, but it would be great to see them achieve a top three placing when we travel to Birmingham in a couple of weeks time.”

For more information on Hair, Beauty & Barbering courses at East Durham College contact our student services team on 0191 518 8222.