Hairdressing student is cream of the crop in college competition
Aspiring hair stylist, Mahrokh Bamshad, proved she was the cream of the crop when she won a college hairdressing competition.
Around a dozen Hairdressing Level 3 students took part in the challenge at the Enfield Centre of the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL).
The students had four hours to create a style on a seasonal avant garde bridal theme, that reflected a mood board they had previously created to inspire their look.
Hair straighteners and hairdressing equipment cases, donated by Enfield-based hair and beauty suppliers Chris & Sons, were presented to the winner, runner-up and winner of the best mood board.
Mahrokh, 38, won first prize for her winter themed look, which comprised a huge crimped, grey hair style and grey dress accessorised with silver jewellery.
She said: “It was very exciting to have won and a nice surprise.
“My teachers have been fantastic and worked very hard with us over the past year, and I can’t thank them enough for their help.
“I’d love to work in beauty, and in the future I’d like to have my own salon.”
Aygul Karadogan, 37, was runner-up with her spring look featuring a bird’s nest on top of a swirled hair style and a white dress adorned with colourful feathers.
“Spring is my favourite time of year and I came up with a few ideas, and it looked how I had hoped. I didn’t expect to do so well, as there were so many good designs.”
Nassim Boghrat, 41, who previously won a hairdressing competition while studying for her Level 2, was handed the prize for best mood board for her Japanese geisha style.
“I just wanted to create something that had a lot of character,” she said.
The competition was judged by former CONEL student Inanch Emir, who runs a salon on Great Portland Street, London, and hair stylist Anne Vecks, who owns two salons in Oxfordshire.
Anne said: “Mahrokh’s look ticked all the boxes. It was beautiful in every aspect and was very well executed, and everything – the hair, make-up and dress – all worked well together.
“Overall, all the students came up with some fantastic ideas and I was very impressed. They definitely have futures in the industry.”
The students’ creations will also form part of their final assessment.
Carol Chapman, Course Team Leader in Hairdressing said: “The standard of the students’ work has been incredible with some amazing results. I would like to congratulate them and also thank the models, teaching staff and Chris & Sons for all their hard work too.”
- Last Updated: 06 April 2018