This year Calum who is studying the Advanced Apprenticeship
Level 3 in Hairdressing at Northumberland College won the Level 3
Skills heat, after winning the Level 2 ladies commercial cut and
blow dry round last year.
Calum had to keep calm under pressure to colour, cut and blow
dry a daytime style before curling and backcombing to create an
evening style within the allocated time.
The 19-year-old from Ashington who works at Hair @ Aftershock in
Morpeth, said: "The competitions have given me the opportunity to
practice my skills and come up with new and unique styles and they
motivate me to work to the best of my ability.
"I would encourage any trainee hairdresser to enter competitions
as it looks great on your CV and it's a huge confidence boost."
Calum walked away from the competition with £100, Wella
products, a trophy, a certificate and a badge.
Tutor and salon owner Jan Marley said: "It was a real
achievement for Calum to win last year but to win two years running
is just incredible. He's got a bright future ahead of him."
The competition, which was organised by the Association of
Hairdressers and Therapists and held at Blackpool Winter Garden's
Hair Festival, saw entries from professionals and students from
across the country.
Calum sailed through the North East area heat, which was held at
the Federation Brewery in Gateshead. Calum was awarded first place
in both the ladies cut and blow dry competition and the Level 3
Anyone interested in hairdressing or Apprenticeship courses
should visit www.northumberland.ac.uk