East Durham College Hair & Beauty students with their models after a fantastic performance at the AHT regional comp in Gateshead

Hair & Beauty Team Wins Best North East College Prize… AGAIN!

East Durham College’s Hair and Beauty department have once again come out on top at the Association of Hairdressers and Therapists regional competition.

Students travelled to Gateshead’s Federation Brewery for the event, which saw them come home with 12 medals in total including the coveted Best College award, meaning the team have now won the top honour four times in the last five years.

The event saw EDC students compete against 14 other colleges, competing from as far as Scarborough to Northumberland.

The College picked up three first place gold medals, which went to students Reeanna Mellor in the 14-16 Evening style with ornamentation, Courtney Williams in the men’s commercial category and Michael Coulson in the gender transformation category.

Olivia Hick, Lauren Johnson, Lauren Dovaston & Amy Harpin, Nicole Bartle and Hannah Spencer all won second place medals with Jodie Fergus, Karen Scarr and Emily McClaren collecting third place bronze medals.

The team are now preparing for the National AHT 2015 finals at Blackpool’s famous Winter Gardens on 15th & 16th March.

East Durham College hairdressing lecturer Angela Johnston praised the students for another fantastic performance at the regional event.

Angela said: “It was another great performance by the team at the AHT event in Gateshead this year, that’s three years on the trot we have won Best College.

“All the students put in fantastic performances and it was a brilliant feeling to see them come home with a host of medals including the coveted Best College trophy once again.

“Now we are getting the team prepared for the nationals in Blackpool, it’s a huge event, and we will be up against some brilliant colleges from all across Britain.

“We performed really well last year and I hope we can shine once again at the event this year.”

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