Local apprentice hairdresser didn’t carry off any major prizes at last week’s hairdressers’ competition at Hornchurch College of Further Education, but they proved that today’s young people take their careers seriously.
The only local competitor to take a trophy home was in the men’s section when James Sambrook, of Dunstable Road, Harold Hill, won second prize.
It was the first competition of its kind to be organised by Redbridge and District Branch of the National Hairdressers' Federation. Judging from the enthusiasm in with competitors entered it will not be the last and it’s likely to become an annual event.
Apprentice from salons scattered over an area from East London to Greys, as well as students from Hornchurch College, displayed their talents before a large audience in the college main hall.
Pettie 17-years old Pauline Bolton, of Stepney, carried off the Redbridge Shield in the ladies’ section. John Powell of Silvertown won the Hornchurch Plaque in the men’s section.
Local competitors were:
- Susan Kerry, Cherrytree Lane, Rainham
- Linda Tucker, Moultrie Way, Cranham
- Marie Wing, Albany Road, Hornchurch
- Lynda Coote, Boscombe Avenue, Hornchurch
- Margaret Morton, Canon Avenue, Romford
- Margaret Toman, Upland Court Road, Harold Wood
- Carol Brook, Masefield Crescent, Romford
- Eileen Thompson, Tynside, Kelvedon Hatch, Brentwood
- Pat Wills, Danes Way, Pilgrims Hatch, Brentwood
- Linda Chappell, Rayleigh Road, Hutton
- Barbra Hindley, Bishops Hall Road, Brentwood
- Pauline Coss, Lime Avenue, Brentwood
- Eric Davies, Briar Road, Harold Hill
- Barry Parnell, Pettits Lane, Romford
- Charles Berrabe, River Close, Rainham
- James Sambrook Dunstable Road, Harold Hill
Image Caption: One of the styles modelled in the competition.