Four NVQ Diploma Nail enhancement level 2 students from the college have placed in regional heats of the WorldSkills competition across two areas. The regional final took place on Eastleigh College on 24 and 25 June with students entering the nail enhancements and intermediate nail art categories.
On Tuesday Le thi Puen from Handsworth Campus, won third place for her set of intermediate nail enhancements. The following day was even more successful for the college with students winning all three places in intermediate nail art.
Hena Mohammed from Hall Green Campus, won first place whilst Rosie Smith and Zara Hejabri from Handsworth Campus secured second and third place respectively.
The theme for the nail art was 'Once Upon A Time' with our students taking influence from Alice In Wonderland, Frozen, A Fairy's Tale and Romeo and Juliet. The theme for the national finals will be 'Enchanted'. Our students are now motivated and raring to go as they prepare for the finals and work on their new ideas.
Jacqui Jefford who has written four books on nail art and is on the board of City and Guilds adjudicated the finals. Jacqui is a real icon in the industry and was amazed at the quality of the student's nail art. She gave mentoring to one of the students and suggested they should go on to work on celebrity nails due the unique designs.
Judges of the event even suggested a possible place at the finals was on the cards. The top ten highest scoring winners from all the regional heats will be selected for the national finals.
Sukaina Walji, assistant director of beauty and retail said: "We are really proud of all the learners for their exceptional work and outstanding achievements in the WorldSkills competition. Lyndsey Tidmarsh their tutor has done an amazing job in teaching and coaching them to success."
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