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Apprentice Wins First Place at Blackpool AHT Bridal Hair Styling Competition


We are very proud to announce that one of our exceptional hairdressing apprentices has demonstrated extraordinary talent and skill by winning first place at the Blackpool AHT (Association of Hairdressers and Therapists) national Bridal Hair Styling finals. Competing against 24 other talented candidates, our apprentice's impeccable skills and creativity stood out, earning them the top spot in this prestigious competition. 

The victory at the Blackpool AHT competition highlights the high level of expertise and dedication within our hair and beauty apprenticeship programme. The winning apprentice impressed the judges with a stunning and intricate bridal hair design that exemplified elegance and sophistication, qualities essential for bridal styling. 

"We are incredibly proud of Ellie for this outstanding achievement," said Jenna Ratcliffe, Divisional Lead of Service Sector Industries at Weston College. "Securing first place in a national competition is a testament to Ellie’s hard work, creativity, and the high-quality training she has received at her salon, SmartEst73 and at Weston College. This collaboration is a testament to how important it is to collaborate with local employers to train the next generation of hairdressers." 

our hair and beauty apprentice, ellie, styling hair at the competition

The Blackpool AHT competition is renowned for its high standards and the exceptional level of skill exhibited by participants. Winning first place against such a competitive field is a significant honour and underscores the dedication and passion of our apprentice. 

This success forms part of the Hair and Beauty Careers Excellence Hub. The College has fourteen sector-specific Career Excellence Hubs, which evidence our dedication to supporting both employers and learners in achieving their future goals. By creating a seamless connection between industry and education, we enable learners to acquire not only the essential skills and knowledge but also the professional networks necessary to excel in their chosen fields.    

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