A nineteen-year-old Hairdressing student from the Grimsby Institute, Lillimae Foster, has won the Level 3 Hairdressing Up Style competition at Matchfit, which recently took place at Kirklees College.
The Matchfit Competitions were introduced last year to motivate and continuously improve the skills of students and employees; bringing their talents to life. Through exciting competitions, hands-on activities and useful information sessions, Matchfit aims to inspire and embed a skills competition ethos within education and employment across the Yorkshire and Humber region.
Matchfit is run by a team based at Bradford College and is funded by the Skills Funding Agency and the European Social Fund via the Skills Enhancement Fund operated by Calderdale College.
Lillimae, a former student at Holy Family Catholic Academy, previously known as St Andrew’s College, said:
We had to produce a mood board to show off our idea and explain how we reached the design for our final creation. We then had 90 minutes to recreate the whole image. I got a real thrill from taking part. It felt really good to win – I’ve never won anything before.
The Institute is holding it’s own Hair & Beauty competitions soon and seeing the work that other people have done, and taking part in Matchfit, has prepared me for them and other competitions.
The competition was scored on a number of areas including the creation of a mood board, the students’ knowledge, skill, technique and professionalism.