Hairdressing Student Wins Prestigious National Award - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Jessica Moody was named one of the winners of Concept Hair Magazine’s Learner of the Year 2021 competition. She was declared winner of the hair-up category on Monday 26 April 2021, in a leading UK competition for hairdressing students and apprentices.

More than 1,000 hairdressing students and apprentices nationwide entered the competition, with 150 finalists, 48 shortlisted finalists and ten winners, selected from across eight different categories.

The winners were determined by an expert panel of industry leading judges including VTCT’s Jacqui McIntosh, Victoria Millar from L’Oreal Professionnel, Wahl’s Simon Shaw, award winning Stylists Casey Coleman, Lisa Farrall on behalf of Cloud 9, Michelle Griffin from the Fellowship for British Hairdressing.

Learners, lecturers and industry giants attended the virtual event, which showcased this year’s top hairdressing students and their work. The competition gives the next generation of hairdressers and barbers the chance to be recognised for their hard work and skills. Alongside the prestige of winning a UK competition for both student and college, the competition is completely free to enter with fantastic prizes to be won.

Commenting on this year’s event, Matthew Batham, Editor of the Concept Hair Magazine, said that

The last 12 months have presented us all with enormous challenges. The fact that the competition received such a huge number of entries to such a high standard pays testament to the passion and skills of hairdressing college students and apprentices across the UK. The future of hairdressing is in safe hands.

Zoë Tanner, Managing Director of Concept Hair Magazine, said that

The competition is a celebration of the talent and tenacity of the next generation of hairdressing talent. It provides a great platform for student and apprentice hairdressers to showcase what they can do and start creating a name for themselves early on in their careers.

The event sponsors were L’Oréal Professionnel, Cloud Nine Hair, Wahl Professional, Bettertons, VTCT, and the Fellowship for British Hairdressing.

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