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25 May 2022

Edinburgh College win 16 medals at national hairdressing, beauty and barbering finals

Edinburgh College hairdressing, beauty, barbering and make up artistry students have proven they’re among the best in the UK after winning a whopping 16 medals in a major national competition.

Students from across the College’s Granton and Milton Road Campuses claimed four gold, four silver, five bronze and three fourth place medals at the Association of Hairdressers and Therapists (AHT) competition held in Blackpool earlier this week (21 and 22 May).

The AHT competition comprises qualifying heats which take place at colleges and venues across the UK where students compete against their peers for medals and a place at the prestigious finals at the Norcalympia Festival Hall Norbreck Castle Hotel in Blackpool.

The students made their way to Blackpool following a Scottish Heat held at Edinburgh College’s Granton Campus in April, at which they claimed the Rose Bowl trophy for the most medals won from a Scottish college. On the day, students won 13 gold, 14 silver and six bronze medals – an incredible performance.

Medals were awarded to Edinburgh College students for the fantastic performances at the finals in Blackpool, as follows.

Medal winners

Student

Competition

Medal

Harry Lyons

Fantasy Team Hair and Make Up

Bridal Hair (model or mannequin)

Fantasy Hairdressing Total Look

Gold

Bronze

Fourth place

Kady Baird

Fantasy Team Hair and Make Up

Gold

Flavio Camacho

Current trends in men’s hair with beards

Gold

Grace Danks

Editorial 1920s

Body Painting Higher Level (animals)

Gold

Bronze

John Donaldson

Mens finish on a mannequin

Current Trends in men’s hair with beards

Silver

Silver

Aila Burns

Fantasy Make Up

Silver

Demi Lee Horan

16+ Face Painting

Silver

Joel Farrell

Mens finish on a mannequin

Gents Creative Barbing cut and finish on a model

Bronze

Bronze

Sirjana Adhkari Rizal

Fantasy Make Up

Bronze

Kallie Ellis

Fantasy Make Up

Fourth place

Dilan Oner

Carnival

Fourth place

I’m so proud of all of our students. To win 16 medals is a fantastic achievement and something they will remember forever. They have all worked incredibly hard to perfect their skills and to see them get the rewards is amazing. Our students have been so strong and resilient through tough times thrown up by the pandemic, but they have proved yet again that they can come through it and shine on the biggest stage. Well done to them all.
Head of School for Hairdressing, Barbering, Beauty and Complementary Therapies, Frances Bain