Lecturer joins PPE production line to help health workers

A Northumberland College hairdressing lecturer has joined a team of volunteers producing much needed clinical gowns and scrubs for NHS staff across the North East. Michelle Craggs, an experienced seamstress, is working alongside machinists and design technicians at Northumbria University’s School of Design to produce protective garments which are being distributed to hospitals, hospices and … Continued

Success for talented make-up and special effects student at national finals

Northumberland College student Lydia Swinburn is celebrating after winning a bronze medal at the prestigious Association of Hairdressers and Therapists (AHT) National Finals. Lydia placed third in the TV and Film Character Make-up category in Blackpool, competing against some of the most talented make-up artists from colleges and universities across the UK. Receiving her award, … Continued

Beauty therapy students fundraise for Australian wildlife

Northumberland College students recently provided treatments to clients at The Graduate Salon in Berwick to support animals recovering from the devastating Australian bush fires. Raising £146 ($285 AUD) by offering manicures, pedicures, facials, massages and Shellac applications, all proceeds will be donated to Australia’s largest animal rescue organisation Wildlife Information, Rescue and Educate Service (WIRES). … Continued