Students win hairdressing awards

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Students win hairdressing awards

06 October 2014

Hairdressing Apprentices from Bracknell & Wokingham College recently took part in the annual hairdressing competition for Level 2 students held by their employer, local hair salon Zappas.

The Apprentices spend one day a week at Zappas’ Bean Oak salon which has won awards for its training and development programmes including the British Hairdressing Business Awards Training Award and the Investors in People Award.

College Principal Campbell Christie, CBE was invited to present the awards and said afterwards:

“The ceremony was a great success and it was pleasing to see the high level of skill shown by the students involved. It was also another demonstration of the successful links the college is forming with local businesses such as Zappas.”


Students created mood boards of the latest styles and then created one of these styles on their model. Student Jodie Adamson came third overall and was delighted:

“I was really pleased to get a prize as the standard in the competition was so high and all the hairdressers are so good. Zappas always insist on these high standards when we are training which is brilliant for our development as it is helping us to really develop our skills. They do it in such a friendly and supportive way as well and I don’t think there is a better place to train.”

Mark Packham Hair & Beauty Therapy Coordinator at the college said:

“We were mesmerised by the standard of hairdressing taking place for some of these young people that are very new to hairdressing it was a great show.

The College has been working with Zappas for over two years now, and always feel inspired by their attention to detail and modern creativity. Kerry Folly the Education Manager and her team of assessors workk very hard to ensure the standards are met for the apprentices, and to create a fantastic atmosphere in the training sessions.”


The Hairdressing Apprenticeship at the college starts each September and there are still places available for 2013. We also offer Apprenticeships in a number of other subjects including Accountancy, Childcare and Motor Vehicle. For more information on any of our Apprenticeships call 01344 766600 or email

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