Anglian Academy of Hair recently held their annual competition at The Open in Norwich. The success of this annual competition is rapidly making this event the biggest and most spectacular of its kind in the East Anglian region.
Over 70 students from schools throughout Norfolk and Suffolk participated, with their results being staged in a spectacular evening show to a capacity audience bringing down every seat in the house! The Anglian Academy Art Team closed the show with a stage production called ‘Paradise’ with a mixture of dancers and models.
The compère for the evening was Rob Lamarr whose wit and repartee kept the whole thing moving along. The judges for the event included Sue Barker of Barkers Hairdressing Supplies, Jonathon McKinnon of Headmasters, Lisa Webster – A former Tutor of the academy, Louise Rogers from John Olivers Ipswich, Val Thacker of Great Yarmouth College and Alistair Reardon of The Cottage Hair and Beauty. All judges unanimously agreed that the standard of work was exemplary. The product prizes and £100 education voucher were donated by Barkers Hairdressing Suppliers and Matrix.
Anglian Academy Director, Karen Pymer, was thrilled with the event saying,
The support and contribution from all the staff and learners goes from strength to strength every year, and I am privileged to have the opportunity to recognise everyone’s effort. The Academy Art Team also put on a stage production this year and from the feedback already received we are delighted with the response.
VRQ Level 1 (pre 16 years of age) – Future
Winner – Viktoria Ruszoova – CNS
Runner-up – Katherine Greavner – Attleborough High School
VRQ Diploma Level 2 (pre 16 years of age) – Future
Winner – Georgia Wells – Sprowston High School
Runner-up – Kaily Hitchborn-Brown – CNS
NVQ Level 2 1st years – Disney
Winner - Lydia Cooper – Cream
Runner-up – Charlotte Barren – Brian Roberts
NVQ Level 2 2nd Years – Earth, Wind and Fire
Winner – Phillippa Richardson – John Olivers, Woodbridge
Runner-up – Sheryl Freeman – John Olivers, Ipswich
Barbering NVQ Level 2
Winner – Naomi Adams – The Egg
Runner-up – Lydia Seanbrook – RJC
NVQ Level 3 in Hairdressing – Myths and Legends
Winner – Rebecca Rolfe – Cut to the Chase Hair Design
Runner-up – Amber Shepherd – Salon 2
Outstanding Achievement was awarded to George Brooks who was nominated for the 100% effort he puts into his own work and is a committed team player. George also went out of his way to help his tutor when she was working towards her Level 4 in Barbering.