Apprentice hairstylists take inspiration from steampunk to festival for end-of-year show
Apprentice Hair Professionals from salons across Norfolk have hosted a spectacular showcase of their talents in City College Norwich’s Platform Theatre.
More than 30 Apprentices, whose on-the-job training with their employers is combined with further development of their skills in City College Norwich’s training salons, contributed to the show.
Their models showed styles that were inspired by four themes: Victorian, Nature, Steampunk, and Festival. The show also featured live cut and colour demonstrations by Level 2 and Level 3 Apprentices.
Congratulations to the following Apprentices whose styles impressed the show judges and were chosen as the winners in each category:
- Hair Professional (1st Year) - Siouxsie Littlewood, Hair 4U
- Hair Professional (2nd Year) - Archie Jennings, Shorn by Sean
- NVQ Level 3 (3rd Year) - Charlotte Lambert, FGH
- Overall Winner - Liberty James, Liberty Hair Design
Mollie Cavell, from Cavell Hairdressing, who trained at City College Norwich, and who helped with the judging, said the show was “the perfect way for the Apprentices to make their first mark on what could be an exciting and prosperous career for them.”
Apprentice Hair Professional, Sophie Bassi, 19, from Norwich, who works at Barry Alan in Pottergate, said:
Taking part in the show is a great opportunity to develop our portfolios and promote ourselves as stylists. Showing your work to a wider audience might be a bit a nerve-wracking, but it’s also something that can give us a leg-up in terms of getting known as stylists. We can use it to say to people ‘I’ve done this’, which can really help in building up your clientele.”