Elmwood Student a Cut Above the Rest!

Students and staff from Elmwood College will travel to Blackpool this March to take part in the finals of the annual Association of Hairdressers and Therapists (AHT) competition after a successful win at the Scottish heats this week.

Hair and Beauty student, Natalie Hodges won 1st prize in the Ladies Cut & Blow-dry category at the Scottish Heats held at Coatbridge College. Competition was fierce with over 400 competitors from 12 colleges across Scotland taking part in the 13 categories.

Natalie is currently in her second year at Elmwood, studying SVQ Level 2 Hairdressing. She said,  “The show had a great atmosphere and provided me with the opportunity to be really creative and show just what I have learnt over my time at Elmwood. There were some fabulous styles created by fellow students, which really showcased the talents of up and coming stylists and therapists of the future!”

Lecturer, Janice Whyte said, “The event offered our students the chance to compete against other colleges and see how their skills measured up to the competition as well as showcasing the talent the Hair and Beauty stars of the future hold. Our students did a great job and we plan to get involved with future events to build on their successes.”

The Association of Hairdressers & Therapists was founded in 1963 by a group of hairdressing teachers as a national network of like-minded specialists who exchanged good practice and support. Members include teachers, trainers or assessors of hairdressing or therapy subjects who hold, or are working towards, teaching/assessing qualifications.

The Hair and Beauty Department at Elmwood College offers a wide range of treatments. Staff are trained in advanced salon technology and are highly skilled and creative individuals. Students are fully supervised at all times and their work is checked throughout the duration of the appointment and on completion.

Salon Opening Times are Monday - Friday 09.00 am - 16.00 pm. In addition, some classes also run on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings.



It’s a good course; I really enjoy colouring and cutting. I have made some good friends and am looking forward to coming back next year.


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