Imaginative Halton hairdressing students create amazing fantasy designs

Halton's trainee hairdressers demonstrate their creative flair

Mia’s winning space odyssey design

Mia Hogan with her model and cousin, Maeghan Garret

Halton's trainee hairdressers demonstrate their creative flair

Halton's trainee hairdressers demonstrate their creative flair

Mia receiving her prize from Diane White, head of hair and beauty at Riverside College

First published in News Runcorn and Widnes World: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

TALENTED trainee hairdressers and make up artists demonstrated their flair and imagination at a challenging competition.

Riverside College students were challenged to create designs for the front covers of magazines.

The event was judged by three respected hairdressing veterans.

Jonathan Hunt, a hairdresser for 43 years and owner of Panache in Farnworth, chose the winners with Darren Tyrer, who owns a salon in Cronton and has 28 years’ experience and Moira Witter whose 43-year hairdressing and tutoring career has included working at Panache, Herbert of Liverpool and Riverside College.

Creative Fantasy winner Mia Hogan, aged 24, said: “I can’t believe it. I’ve never won anything in my life before so I’m made up. It’s been very stressful preparing for the event but it’s paid off and I couldn’t be happier.

“My cousin, Maeghan Garret, volunteered as my project model. I chose a space odyssey theme. I’m really proud to have impressed the judges with my work.”

“The course has been amazing and this has given me a lot of confidence for the future. I’m considering a career in teaching or applying with Steiner to work on their cruise ships.”

Jonathan Hunt said: “I was really impressed with the fantasy category. I can see a great future for them in hairdressing. We really enjoy coming to the college and seeing staff and students.”

Darren Tyrer said: “I was impressed with the variety of different skills and techniques shown and the overall high standard from the competitors.”

Moira Witter said: “I was impressed with the high standards and really enjoyed taking part in it all.”



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