Stylish win for salon

Winning ways - Billy Burgin, left, and Grant Dermott. (110427ARpic1)
Winning ways - Billy Burgin, left, and Grant Dermott. (110427ARpic1)
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RIPON hairdressers have triumphed in a district wide competition.

Grant Dermott, 22, and Billy Burgin, 21, from Talking Heads on Old Market Place, Ripon entered a competition run by hairdressing college Intuitions and took top prize for their classes.

“A college competition doesn’t sound like much, but the standard was very high.” said Grant.

“We are over the moon because we are not the biggest salon in the world, but it just shows that there is talent here.”

Both men had to create a complete fashion “look” for the competition. Theyplanned their models’ clothes and make-up and practised the hair styles in college before the competition at Harrogate’s Old Swan Hotel.

Billy competed against 50 other Intuitions students with a ‘level two’ certificate, the basic hairdressing qualification.

“I put a lot of effort into it and I was a bit nervous, to be honest, so I was very pleased to win

The competition’s theme was “evening” and Billy, a former Ripon Grammar pupil, produced a style like a peacock on his model’s head.

Grant competed in the ‘level three’ stylists’ competition, the highest certificate hairdressers can gain before becoming trainers or assessors themselves. He was given three models to transform on the theme of an asylum and says he created something “a bit darker” than the other competitors.

Salon manager Dan Eastham said: “We are chuffed to bits with the result.”