Saks Education – one of the UK’s top training providers – announced the winners of the annual Saks Apprentice Awards, sparking excitement of a bright future for Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy.
Apprentices from across the country competed in regional hairdressing heats across Darlington, Manchester, London and Maidstone. Beauty Apprentices were asked to submit a portfolio which included before and after images of their best work, including a case study describing what techniques were used and client testimonials.
VTCT trained apprentices wowed the judges by creating outstanding looks inspired by mythical creatures, punk rock and classic beauty , just to name a few!
National Training Manager, and judge of the regional Hairdressing heats, Mandy Durkin said: “This year’s apprentice awards was by far one of the best we have seen, which is very exciting for the future of the industry.
“With looks inspired by unicorns, mermaids, robots, 80’s punk rock, and classic it’s safe to say our apprentices weren’t afraid to think outside of the box, and put their creative skills to the test!
“Beauty apprentices also shined this year as they created show stopping portfolios, filled with case studies of modern, technical services delivered with precision, including defined Henna Brows and red-carpet worthy, super glam makeup.
“I am so proud of everyone who took part in the apprentice awards, I overheard one employer who came to support their apprentice say ‘if this is the future of Hairdressing, I for one am so excited’, and having working in the industry for over 20 years myself, I have to agree!”
The winners of the Saks Apprentice Awards 2018 are;
Intermediate Hairdressing award;
Harpreet Dhaliwal- Saks Heston
Romey Townsend – B Hair (Halifax)
Advanced Hairdressing award;
Issac Pearson – Saks Bishop Auckland
Shead Waterhouse – Family Roots Hair Design (Manchester)
Barbering Apprentice of the Year;
Tristan Belsey (Folkestone)
Saks Academy Intermediate Hairdressing Apprentice of the year;
Phillipa May Forrest – Caisters Hair Lounge (Tunbridge Wells)
Intermediate Beauty Therapy Apprentice Award;
Alice Wilson- Saks Halifax
Kelsea Honeyman – Miss High Brow (Darlington)
Advanced Beauty Apprentice award;
Jade Adams- Saks Poulton
Luci Murray – Indulgence Beauty (Stockton- on- Tees)
Alice Wilson the winner of the Intermediate Beauty Apprentice award studied the Level 2 VTCT Intermediate Beauty Therapy qualification.
She said: “ I was so shocked, and proud when I found out I had won the award. It means so much to have my hard work recognised and rewarded. I love that through training with Saks we have the opportunity to enter lots of awards and competitions, and I always know if I do need a helping hand my Saks Educator is just a phone call away.
“Beauty has always been a passion of mine, I love seeing the way you can help your clients look and feel great about themselves, it’s so rewarding. I can’t wait to see what the future brings for me, but for the time being I am just looking forward to learning more in my apprenticeship, with help from Saks Education and the amazing team here at Saks Halifax.”
Saks Education are proud to have delivered apprenticeship training to more than 6,500 learners across more than 750 salons in its 17 year history.
Saks Education delivers top quality work based training in level two and three Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy, Nails Services, Barbering and Management.
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