Graduate Salon holds annual competitions

Learners from the Grimsby Institute’s Graduate Salon demonstrated their flair, skill and technique during the annual Hair & Beauty Competitions, where their talents were pitted against fellow trainee Stylists, Therapists and Make-up Artists in a variety of creative competitions.

The annual competitions saw learners from Levels 1, 2 and 3 Hairdressing and Beauty courses compete in a number of categories including; Nail & Hand Art – Abstract, Rockabilly, Avant Garde Glamour & Fantasy Alien.

The competitions were judged by industry professionals and successful former learners. The Hairdressing competitions were judged by Dawn Keenan from The Cutting Club, Pam Rounce from East Riding college and Stephen Campbell from The Hair Studio in Oasis Health Spa.

The Beauty Competitions were judged by Samantha Lyann, a Hair & Make-up Artist, Julie Moore from Dennis Williams, Casey Barron, a Hair, Make up and Special Effects Artist and Helen Savill, the Curriculum Manager for Hair & Beauty from Wakefield College.

One learner, 37-year-old Angela Ashton, who is currently training for a Level 2 Hair and Media Make-up qualification, won 1st Place in the Animaltastic competition by turning her husband, Craig, into a terrifying dragon.

Angela said: “We’ve had to create a full look for a character including costume, body art and other bits and pieces. I used different brushes, a sponge, and a roller to apply the body paint, I didn’t use any make-up whatsoever, I then stuck the pieces on using spirit gum and liquid latex.

“Competitions are really important because it lets you see the sort of work that other people are doing. It’s also important to show the practical side of what we do, not just the theory that’s involved, it lets you physically see what you and other people are learning. I’ve loved every minute.”

Julie Moore, Dennis Williams, added: “The standard of these entrants gets better and better every year and some of the work is outstanding. There are lots of different Levels of learners and everyone is welcomed; from those just getting into the industry to those at Level 3 who’ve been here for a few years and are getting a chance to practice their skills.

“Because the learners are given a theme, you can look at the work and see how the learner has interpreted that theme. That’s why we have different judges because we all have our own perception on how a theme should be interpreted.”

Hairdressing & Beauty Competitions Winners 2015

Level 1 Beauty Therapy – Nail & Hand Art – Abstract

  • 1st Jasmine Smith

Level 1 Hairdressing – Rockabilly

  • 3rd Victoria Evans
  • 2nd Keiana Williams
  • 1st Lissa Easton

Level 2 Beauty Therapy – Total Look – 1940s

  • 3rd Deanne Poulter
  • 2nd Charlotte Fenty
  • 1st Alysha Le’Gate

Level 2 Hairdressing – Avant Garde Glamour

  • 3rd Bethany Martin
  • 2nd Carly Furlong
  • 1st Kathleen McPharlon

Level 2 Hair & Media Make up – Animaltastic

  • 3rd Lauren Aisthorpe
  • 2nd Liliya Crossley
  • 1st Angela Ashton

Level 3 VRQ Hairdressing – Out the Toy Box

  • 3rd Ban Blanshard
  • 2nd Mollie Priestley
  • 1st Sianne Redford

Level 3 Beauty Therapy – Total Look Mannequin

  • 3rd Molly Shaw
  • 2nd Nicole Wressell
  • 1st Caitlin Jackson

Level 3 NVQ Hairdressing – Out the Toy Box

  • 3rd Jessica Hardy
  • 2nd Emily Costello
  • 1st Demi Stainton

Level 3 Hair & Media Make up – Fantasy Alien

  • 3rd Sophie Beckett
  • 2nd Amy Portus
  • 1st Molly Carroll

Beauty Therapy – Most Creative Mood Board

  • 1st Jade Needham

Hairdressing – Most Creative Mood Board

  • 1st Tanya Stuart

Hair & MMU – Most Creative Mood Board

  • 1st Mollie Carroll