Talented students show they are a cut above at AHT National Finals

Sunderland College students are celebrating after winning two gold medals at the prestigious Association of Hairdressers and Therapists (AHT) National Finals in Blackpool Trainee barber Owen Crossley followed up his first place at the regional heats by winning the Gentlemen’s Creative Cut category, while hairdressing student Melissa Croft scooped the Ladies Commercial Cut prize, both … Continued

Success for hair and beauty students at AHT regional finals

Talented Hairdressing, Barbering and Media Make Up students from Sunderland College are heading to the Association of Hairdressers and Therapists (AHT) Finals after winning four awards in the regional heats. The team faced strong competition from a number of North East Colleges at Gateshead’s Federation Brewery and were rewarded with top three finishes in the … Continued

Student’s MacMillan Fun Day a huge success

A Sunderland College student who lost her mother to cancer organised a Fun Day to raise vital funds for MacMillan’s Legendary February campaign. Amy Neal, who is studying Level 1 Beauty Therapy, led the event with support from the College’s Youth Work Team and a host of volunteers from City Campus with a tombola, cake … Continued

Hairdressing students take part in Shimmers Hair Salon Masterclass

Our Level 3 Hairdressing students recently took part in a masterclass on alopecia, giving them the chance to gain the skills and understanding involved with offering a variety of services to clients. The students benefitted from a business talk from Lynne Webster, owner of Shimmers Hair Salon, who turned her salon round after the 2008 … Continued

Students visit Barber Trade Show in Birmingham

Sunderland College barbering students recently made the trip down to the NEC in Birmingham. Visiting the NEC trade show meant that the students were able to spend time look at trade stands to find equipment at a discounted price, experience barbering demos from professionals in the industry to pick up helpful hints and see new … Continued

Barbering student shows he’s a cut above the rest at skills competition

A talented barbering student at Sunderland College recently travelled to Edinburgh to take part in Wella Professionals Xposure 2019 competition. The competition was created by Wella and designed to help students develop their creativity, confidence and passion for working in the salon professional industry. Galip took the competition in his stride, going head-to-head against fellow … Continued

Students pick up new skills at Urban Decay Workshop

Sunderland College were recently invited to visit Urban Decay in Debenhams to take part in a workshop to develop their skillset. The hair and media makeup students were taught new make-up trends, shown a variety of techniques they could take back to City Salon, which included how you would create a look for models on … Continued

Hairdressing students visit Le Keux Vintage Salon

Students from Sunderland College have recently visited one of the UK’s most popular vintage experience companies to gain an insight and skills into this area of expertise. The level 2 hairdressing students were given the opportunity to attend a workshop with demonstrations and practical activities for creative vintage styling from the 1920’s to the 1960’s. … Continued

Salon Professional students take part in AHT North East Heats

Sunderland College Level 2 and 3 barbering, hairdressing and media make-up students recently attended and took part in the association of hairdressers and therapists north east heats competition. The association was founded in 1963 by a group of hairdressing teachers as a national network of like-minded specialists who exchanged good practice and support. Members are … Continued