Talented students studying Media Makeup, Beauty and Nail courses at Riverside College are celebrating after securing 1st, 2nd and 3rd place results at the prestigious WorldSkills UK competition semi-finals.
The creative Level 2 students competed against Level 3 and 2 representatives from other colleges across the UK in themed categories including ‘Arabian Nights’ and ‘Musical Decades’. In the Media Makeup Fashion and Photographic competition, Emma Littler achieved first place while Kelsey Horn gained second place. In the Beauty Therapy Hands and Face competition, Destiny Fryer achieved a 2nd place result and Emma Kelly gained a 3rd place result. In the Nails Competition, Chloe Woolliscroft gained third place.
Emma Littler, first place winner at the WorldSkills UK Media Makeup competition
In the Media Makeup competition, Emma and Kelsey were tasked with completing makeup and hair designs and choosing an outfit for their models under the theme of ‘Arabian Nights’. Along with the quality of their designs, they were also judged on their own appearance, hygiene standards and professionalism throughout.
Gill Collings, Media Makeup Tutor at Riverside College said, “The girls were very confident and expertly demonstrated the skills that they have learnt throughout the year at college. Emma and Kelsey have worked very hard and have shown their creativity and passion for hair and makeup; they both were very professional and are a credit to Riverside College. Receiving first and second place results was a fantastic achievement for the two Level 2 students who competed against Level 3 students from other colleges.”
Kelsey Horn, second place winner at the WorldSkills UK Media Makeup competition
In the Beauty competition, Destiny and Emma were required to complete a number of treatments against the clock including; eye cleansing, eyelash tinting, day makeup and application of red nail polish.
Destiny Fryer and Emma Kelly, second and third place winners at the WorldSkills UK Beauty competition
Jill Welsh, Beauty Tutor at Riverside College said, “I am delighted our Beauty students were able to secure such great results in this prestigious competition. It really demonstrates the high skill level our students are able to perform at.”
In the Nails Competition, Chloe was tasked with creating a ‘Musical Decades’ themed design. She demonstrated techniques she had learnt during her time at college including 3D nail art, colour fading, marbling and sculpting.
Chloe Woolliscroft, third place winner at the WorldSkills UK Nails competition
Kelly Barton, Nails Tutor at Riverside College said, “Over the past twelve months Chloe’s confidence has grown and her skills have improved immensely. Competing in WorldSkills UK has not only enhanced her skills further, but also enabled her to achieve the high standards which are required to progress into a position within a high class salon. Chloe is 100% committed and an excellent role model to her peers, I wish her the best of luck in the competition finals.”
The students will now progress to the finals which will take place at the NEC Birmingham in November.