Surrey salons compete at inter-salon contest

chloe richards copyOver 50 students from 30 salons which work with the The Academy Of Hair took part in the inaugural hairdressing competition hosted by this central Surrey-based NVQ training provider.

Spread across four categories the competition, held at Addleston recently, was judged by three special guests – the National Hairdressers’ Federation Southern Region vice-chairman, Dave Short, Goldwell representative George Hindridge and ‘Britain’s Best’ winner Emily Trehy Nicholl.

The winners were:

Night on the Town: (most entered category with 26 participants)

1st – Charmaine Todd – Rock N Rolla

2nd – Kelly Gosden – Rock N Rolla

3rd – Chloe Richards – Luigi.M Hairdressing



1st – Charmaine Todd- Rock N Rolla

2nd – Katie Gosham – Chop & Change

3rd – Elizabeth Rixon – Jewels Hair Salon


Ladies Fashionable Day Style:

1st – Nathalie McCarrick – Coconut Hair

2nd – Katie Gosham – Chop & Change

3rd – Sarah Capell – Italian Inspiration


Men’s Blow Dry:

1st – Giverny Oliver- Italian Inspiration

2nd -Laura Rouse- Contrast

Academy directors Diana Bertolone and Luigi Mortellaro, along with event organiser Julie Wells, opened the finale presentation to a ‘sold out’ audience, praising the students for the preparation and planning they had put into their models. All the category winners were presented with their awards and congratulated by the team.

To bring the evening to a close, five Academy Of Hair learners were awarded ‘Super-Student’ awards.  Amy Siddiqui, Carly Wareham, Charmaine Todd, Lucie Gislingham and Sophie Goodchild were applauded for their dedication to training that included timekeeping, attendance, progress and ability.

The Academy Of Hair is now in its third year of providing NVQ education to the Surrey area, and has over 130 learners in training.  To find out more about the courses on offer visit McCarrick copy