The success of this annual competition and Awards is rapidly making this event the biggest and most spectacular of its kind in the East Anglian region.
J O Academy launched this ambitious mix of fashion entertainment and competition at Taverham High School, Norwich.
The categories being judged and the winners were:
VRQ Level 1 - Lady Ga Ga
Winner - Megan Caston
VRO Level 1 - 1940s
Winner - Olivia Kelly - Sprowston High School
VRQ Diploma Level 2 - Tribal/St Trinians
Winner - Ashleigh Sturman - Sprowston High School
VRQ Diploma Level 2 - Grease
Winner - Grace Melton - Taverham High School
NVQ Level 2 1st years - Recycling
Winner - Megan Wells - Cream
Runner Up - Ellie Kett - Paul Henri
VRQ Diploma Level 2 - Nature
Winner Scarlett May - Wymondham High School
VRQ Diploma Level 2 - Posh ‘n’ Fake
Winner - Lydia Cooper - Sprowston High School
VRQ Diploma Level 2 - Zombie/Pretty Prom
Winner - Eleanor King - Ormiston Victory Academy
NVQ Level 2 2nd years - Masquerade
Winner - Francesca Bullen - The Egg
Runner Up - Zoe Cullum - Cream
VRQ Diploma Level 2 - Around the World
Winner Ellie Jo May - Taverham High School
VRQ Diploma Level 2 - Hollywood Glamour
Winner - Poppy McCann - Reepham High School
VRQ Diploma Level 2 - Circus Avant Garde
Winner - Danielle Dickerson - Reepham High School
VRQ Diploma Level 2 - African
Winner - Hannah Fordham-Giles - Wymondham High School
Barbering NVQ Level 2
Winner - Rosie Collins - Reflex Hair Studio
Higher Diploma in Hair & Beauty - Lion King
Winner - Chelsea Webster
NVQ Level 3 in Hairdressing - Moulin Rouge
Winner - Jonathon McKinnon - Method
Joint Runner Up - Becky Read - Hooloovoo / Sarah-Eloise Richmond - John Olivers Ipswich
Over 100 students from salons and 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 event judges were:
Nikki Weston - Good Salon Guide
Mauro Pacera - Pasha
Katie Martin - Paul Henri
Jason Howes - Razors Edge
Alex Aldous - Razors Edge
Lesley Colman - Hair Station
Kate Allen - Paul Henri
Nico Bouquet - Headmaster
John Key - Transformer
Charlene Forder - CCN
Adrian Dunham - The Gallery
Sue Barker - Barkers
Shana Banham - Zig Zag
Matthew Cushion - Zig Zag
Terry Boldero - Boldero & Filby
Caroline Filby - Boldero & Filby
They unanimously agreed that the standard of work was exemplary.
All school students worked on their own class performance by thinking of their own category, music, costume and choreography.
The prizes were donated by Barkers Hairdressing Supplier, Matrix and Goldwell.
The compère for the evening was Rob Lamarr whose wit and repartee kept the whole thing moving along.
J O Academy Directors Karen Pymer and Susie Ball were thrilled with events saying:
The support and contribution from all the salons and schools involved goes from strength to strength every year and we are both privileged to have the opportunity to recognise everyone's effort. We made a few changes to the stage production this year and from the feedback already received, we are delighted with the response.