Spirit Of The East Conjures Up Win For Joshua Galvin Hair Academy Student

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A prestigious hairdressing competition organised for college and academy learners across the country has been won by a young student from the Joshua Galvin Hairdressing Academy in East London.

Rhyannon Wagg, 32, who has been studying hairdressing at the Joshua Galvin Academy since September 2013, was named Student of the Year at the Chris & Sons Annual Hairdressing Competition.

The competition, now in its fourth year, attracted 28 NVQ Level 2 hairdressing learners from 14 colleges and academies across the UK who regularly work with hair and beauty distribution company, Chris & Sons.

With a worldwide theme, entrants had to pick either Europe, Africa, Asia or The Americas as a category. Winner Rhyannon opted for Asia, and her stunning hair work and overall styling impressed all the judges, especially Gary Baker, a director of Jamie Stevens London based salon and a long hair expert. Peter Stevens, general manger of Chris & Sons, who organises the competition each year said,

Gary really knows what he is looking for when it comes to long hair work and was impressed by how neat Rhyannon’s work was. The finish was beautiful.

Peter is passionate about supporting the learners at colleges and academies who use his business and believes the competition is a great way to showcase young talent and allow trainers and tutors within the industry to network. Claire Ensor, Joshua Galvin Head of Hairdressing agreed. She added,

The atmosphere at this competition is always fantastic and it is great for us to get together with other colleges and academies and see the work produced. The standard overall was incredibly high which is really encouraging.

As well as some fantastic hair equipment, Rhyannon’s prizes included a day shadowing Gary Baker at the Jamie Stevens salon and a place on a two day Patrick Cameron training course. She also has the unique chance to represent the UK at the Madrid based Young Promises Show at Look International 2014 – an amazing prize donated by HABIA Japan.

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