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Student Stylist Brings The Roaring Twenties Back To Life To Scoop Top Award

Juanita Gray with model

A student stylist from Kensington and Chelsea College was rewarded with a top accolade after creating a stunning make-over that captured the spirit of the 1920s.

Hairdressing student Juanita Grey took less than 2hrs to create the winning look for her chosen category of the 1900s to 1920s.

The competition – organised by Chris and Sons, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of Hair and Beauty products – was open to hair and beauty students from around the country.

Juanita, who previously worked as an administration officer before deciding to pursue her passion for hairdressing, said: “It’s a real achievement to have won this award. When the judges came round to inspect the styles, I felt really nervous. When they announced the winner I felt really happy and proud!”

The esteemed panel of industry judges scored competitors on aspects of the creative process to the overall finished look.

Kensington and Chelsea College enjoys a reputation for excellence in Hair and Beauty, and regularly hosts industry expert talks and master classes for its students. The college’s in-house salon also acts as a professional training base, where trainee stylists and hairdressers can perfect their skills on paying clients under the guidance of expert tutors.

Stylist to the stars Gary Baker, who recently hosted a master class for Kensington and Chelsea College students, said: “It’s fantastic that students can put their knowledge to use in a real working environment through the campus salon. They will come away more skilled, confident and ready for work as a result”.