Hair-raising success for college students

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Three Angus College hairdressing students have made it through to the live heats of the World Skills hairdressing competition.

It is the most successful year ever for the department, with all entrants making it through to the heats.

And course leader Debbie Donaldson was delighted all three girls had made it through to this prestigious competition.

She said: “We’re thrilled and incredibly excited.

“It’s really unusual for all three candidates from one college to be picked, but these girls have already proved their worth by winning other competitions this session.”

The candidates are Laura Skelligan, Susie Price and Hannah Reynolds.

They are all year two, level five hairdressing students.

They submitted photographs of their cut and colour projects and having been chosen, will now compete at Mid Cheshire College in Northwich on June 5.

And Laura can’t wait to get started.

She said: “It’s been an amazing year and this is the icing on the cake.

“We’re all so excited and nervous too.”

And it doesn’t end there. If the girls score highly in the Live Heats they could go through to the Worldskills UK National Final in London in November.

The competition consists of two tasks across six hours that relate to both women’s and men’s hairdressing.

Each of the tasks offer scope for creativity as well as technique and good working practice.