Georgia Leadbetter, Tao-Marie Evans, Bethany McEvoy, Kaitlyn Gibson

Hair & Beauty Team Take Home Top Regional Awards

Students from East Durham College’s hair and beauty department have won top awards at a regional competition.

Students travelled to Gateshead’s Federation Brewery for the event, which saw them come home with eight medals in total.

The event saw EDC students compete against 15 other colleges, competing from as far as Scarborough to Northumberland.

The College picked up three first place gold medals, which went to students Georgia Leadbetter in the Men’s Commercial Cut, Tao Marie Evans in the fantasy category and Joanne Palmer, Bethany Mcevoy and Summer Scotter in the team bridal category.

Abbey Johnson, won a second place medal with Eboni Robb, Kaitlyn Gibson, Michael Coulson and Louise Harper collecting third place bronze medals.

The team are now preparing for the National AHT 2015 finals at Blackpool’s famous Winter Gardens on 13th & 14th 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.

“All the students put in fantastic performances and it was a brilliant feeling to see them come home with a host of medals.

“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.