Posted: Monday 7 June 2010
Kilmarnock College students finished first, second and third at the Scottish Nail Technician of the Year Competition recently held at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh.SVQ Level 3 Nail Services student, Kimberley Cattanach (19), from Kilwinning, finished first overall in the Student Nail Challenge category. Kimberley was closely followed by Toni Bell (18) and Vicky Mowat (23), both from Ayr, who finished second and third respectively.
During the competition the students were challenged to complete a full set of nail enhancements to NVQ standards within two and a half hours, working in one colour of a chosen medium. The Kilmarnock students raised the bar and decided to work in two colours, pink and white, and their efforts were rewarded with the top three spots in their category.
The Scottish Nail Technician of the Year competition was held as part of the Scottish Beauty 2010 exhibition, Scotland's only professional nail competition, which brings together the best nail technician talent the country has to offer. Kilmarnock College's beauty department took 35 students to the Scottish Beauty 2010 exhibition and six students competed in the Student Nail Challenge.
Jill Workman, Lecturer in Beauty and Complementary Therapies said: "These awards were well deserved as the students are all highly motivated and eager to learn. This has given all the students within the Beauty Department such a boost. It has been a pleasure working with them and I wish Kimberley, Toni and Vicky all the best for the future."
Kimberley Cattanach, SVQ Level 3 Nail Services student and winner in the Student Nail Category said: "I loved competing in the Scottish Nail Technician of the Year Competition and winning tops it off. Our lecturer Jill is brilliant; she pushes you to your full ability and encourages you to reach your full potential. I would like to develop my skills and go on to HND Beauty Therapy as I want to progress in this industry. I have met so many people and clients on this course, it has really opened my eyes to Beauty Therapy."
The one year SVQ Level 3 Nail Services course, which is delivered on a full-time basis, combines theoretical and practical ‘hands-on' learning, covering areas such as Nail Art Techniques, Maintenance and Repair, Health and Safety, and Financial Effectiveness. The HND Beauty Therapy course is aimed at those who wish to qualify as a Beauty Therapist and covers Facial and Body Treatments, Electrical Therapy and Spa Treatments.
For further information on the SVQ Level 3 Nail Services course, or any of the Beauty Department courses, please contact Elaine Hutton, Curriculum Manager in Beauty and Complementary Therapies on 01506 523501 ext 4116.
For more information, contact:
Ross Henderson, Halogen Communications, (T) 0131 202 0120 (F) 0131 225