Young hairdressers take to the international stage

Chesterfield College hairdressing students, Wendy Watkin (second from right)and Kathryn Wapplington (third from right) with their hair creation (right) at the world-renowned Salon Look Internacional Event in Madrid.
Chesterfield College hairdressing students, Wendy Watkin (second from right)and Kathryn Wapplington (third from right) with their hair creation (right) at the world-renowned Salon Look Internacional Event in Madrid.

HAIRDRESSING students, Wendy Watkin and Kathryn Wapplington from Chesterfield College were invited to show off their skills at the world-renowned Salon Look Internacional Event in Madrid, earning themselves a special award in recognition of their spectacular efforts.

Held at the IFEMA exhibition centre in Feria, Madrid, the show attracts thousands of visitors from across Europe and showcases the latest hair and beauty products, treatments, equipment and training available.

Taking to the stage alongside a handful of students from Sheffield and Craven Colleges, Wendy and Kathryn worked with both Spanish and Japanese students to show off their flair for hair with some outstanding creations.

The trip was entirely funded by HABIA Japan in recognition of the support given to Japanese learners who visited the college this year as it built a sister college agreement with Takasaki Beauty Mode college in Japan.

Wendy Watkin said, “It’s the type of experience that every young adult should have, a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate what you are capable of.”

Kathryn Wapplington added: “The whole experience has been really good for my overall confidence and I can’t wait to do it again if I get the opportunity. I really enjoyed working with the learners from Spain and Japan and really enjoyed the opportunity of working as a team with the learners from other local colleges as well.”