East Kent College hosts World Skills regional beauty championships

Amazing creations at the skills competition

Students from across the country have descended on East Kent College’s Broadstairs campus eager to be crowned World Skills regional beauty champion.

Competitors took part in a range of categories such as make-up, nail art and back and facial massage. The competition also had a fashion photographic make-up category, which saw some spectacular full body painting with the theme of  the ‘environment’.

Broadstairs student Madeline Annandale won the photographic make-up category with her creation which illustrated the decay caused by pollution.

The 18-year-old said: “Winning this competition will be great on my CV. When I’m not at college, I work part time for Benefit Cosmetics in Bluewater and I know they are going to be very impressed with this achievement.”

Level 2 student Katana Higerty came first in the hands and face section, while Level 3 student Melissa Mepham won the body and face category. Hairdressing lecturer from Dover, Zoe Kersley, came third in the nail art with her fascinating variety of designs.

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Principal of East Kent College’s Broadstairs campus, Paul Manning, presented the certificates and prizes after welcoming everyone to the Michael Wright Centre at the site.

He said: “It is a great honour to host the World Skills Beauty event and I would like to welcome the team of distinguished international judges as well as mentors and students from around the country.

“It’s wonderful to see so many talented individuals honing their skills and competing against their peers, and I would like to congratulate all of the participants for their creativity.”

The top eight students in each category from the nationwide heats will be invited to compete in the World Skills UK finals at the NEC in Birmingham between November 17-19.