A HAIR stylist and two barbers from Coleg Llandrillo have qualified for the grand final of a professional hairdressing competition.

The contest showcases and rewards the nation’s best young stylists.

Georgina Louise Monk, 20, from Towyn, near Abergele - who is studying hairdressing level three at the college’s Rhyl campus - has qualified for the national final of the Concept Hair Learner of the Year 2021 competition.

Georgina Monk

Georgina Monk's creation (top view) 

Joining Georgina in the final are trainee barbers Kieran Butler and Brandon McGilloway from the college’s Rhos-on-Sea campus.

Georgina’s category was ‘Avant-Garde Safari' which was completed on a block due to the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown.

Alison Gough, tutor and programme leader for hairdressing level three at the Rhyl campus, said: “Congratulations on Georgina’s success in this competition. We are all very proud of her. She is a talented and dedicated student who deserves these plaudits.

“She had a totally professional attitude during, and leading up to the competition.”

Brandon McGilloway and Kieran Butler from the colleges Rhos-on-Sea campus.

Brandon McGilloway and Kieran Butler's creations. Both students are from the college's Rhos-on-Sea campus.

20-year-old Kieran, along with Brandon, 17, who are both from Colwyn Bay, are studying on the level two barbering course.

Wendy Jones, tutor to the two successful barbers, said: “Well done to both of them; they deserve all the accolades. Kieran made it through to the final last year also, and I took Brandon with us to watch as I was hoping that he would enter this year.

"Brandon came to college from school last year and has progressed on to the level two Barbering course this year. They have both learnt so much, have excellent barbering skills and have regular hours of work in local barbers.”

The finalists will have to take photographic evidence of their work before and after and create a vision board to accompany their entry and take a photo of that too.

The entries will then be judged, six shortlisted finalists in each category will be chosen.

Winners will be revealed at the virtual awards on April 26.