UK Student of the Year Awards 2018 - The Winners

The winners of the Hair Council Student of the Year,
in association with Goldwell and VTCT, have been announced

Following a photographic competition, judged by Patrick Cameron, Andrew Barton and Jamie Stevens, eight Level 2 and six Level 3 students contested the final. The practical took place at The Goldwell Academy in the heart of London where the finalists had to recreate their original photographic look. The competition was judged by Sean Hanna's Artistic Director and session stylist, Yesmin O'Brien as well as Rebecca Adams and Sally Shiels from The Chapel, and Jayne Schauenburg, a previous winner herself and hairdressing educator

They then went on to be interviewed by HJi's Jayne Lewis-Orr, VTCT's Sam Luce and Jayne Schauenburg. They were not just asked about their work, but the work of the Hair & Barber Council. CEO/Registrar, Keith Conniford said "Each year I am amazed and humbled by the passion, commitment and dedication the entrants show for their craft and for the industry as a whole. They are the lifeblood of our great industry and the stars of tomorrow!"

All 14 finalists received a goody bag packed with products from Goldwell, KMS, GHD, Balmain and Bluebeards Revenge.


Student of the Year 2018 winners Liberty Clark (Level 3) and Carla Mackle (Level2)

Many congratulations to Carla Mackle from Southern Regional College who won the Level 2 competition and to Liberty Clark from Francesco Group who won the Level 3 competition. Liberty was our Level 2 winner for 2017. Who would have thought, that for the second year in a row we have had another student win two consecutive years!


To be the first to know about our 2019 competition e-mail sue@haircouncil.org.uk and ask to be added to the mailing list.

Also, keep your eyes peeled... we'll be introducing a Barber Council Student of the Year competition in 2020!