Hairdressing students wow judges with their fantastic hair designs!


Level 3 VRQ students from The College Merthyr Tydfil wowed judges with their amazing skills at a recent hairdressing Spectacular competition.  26 students took place in the competition, which comprised two key sections – an Avant Garde and a Cut and Colour competition.

The Avant Garde required the students to showcase a range of hair styles, with themed costumes and makeup, on models of their choice.

Student Corey Evans said “It was quite challenging and nerve-wracking but I was very pleased with what I accomplished”.

Tutor Vicky Williams commented “The students worked extremely hard and took the time to research and come up with a range of innovative hair designs. I am very proud of them all”

Ellis Jones was awarded 1st prize for his fantastic creation – ‘Sea Witch’. Ellis said “I’m really pleased that I won, especially given some of the amazing styles on offer at the competition”. 

Avant Garde winner –Sea Witch’ by Ellis Jones

Runners up included Corey Evans who earned 2nd prize for his Dragon Design and Sara Thomas and Nicola Fox who won joint 3rd place for their ‘Athena’ and ‘Calming Budha’ designs respectively.

Sara Thomas’ – Athena Design and Nicola Fox's – Calming Budha Design which won third place

In addition to the Avant Garde, the competition also included a cut and colour section. Jade Chinnock was awarded first prize for her fantastic ‘pink bob’ creation. 

Jade commented “I am so pleased that all my hard work has paid off

The college Merthyr Tydfil offers a range of hairdressing courses from level 1 through to level 3 all delivered in modern high specification salons, fully equipped with the latest hairdressing technology. For more details on courses on offer, please ring our Freephone number 0800 1693825 or visit

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