Edinburgh College to host AHT regional heat for the first time

Edinburgh College will play host to a heat of the UK’s largest student hairdressing and beauty competition for the first time at its Granton Campus next week.

Students from colleges across south Scotland will descend on the capital on Monday 11 February to compete in the Association of Hairdressers and Therapists (AHT) Scotland South heat.

The students will vie against each other in a range of categories across the barbering, hairdressing and beauty therapy disciplines. Categories include: ladies commercial blow dry and finish; men’s barbering cut and finish; half body painting; 1940’S make-up; fantasy hairdressing; ladies evening cut and many more.

Judges on the day will assess the look each student has given to their model on category-specific criteria before presenting, gold, silver, bronze and merit awards. The first three places (gold, silver and bronze) in each category progress to a national final to be held later in the year.

The following Edinburgh College students are taking part at Granton Campus on Monday:

Blow dry

Brodie Donaldson

Sharon Hadfield

Rachael Dunn

Robert Ray

Sophie O’Donnell

Men’s barbering cut and finish

Kenneth Thomson

Dan McKinlay

Alice James

Kayla Ireland

Sean Robson


Sally Ritchie

Gender transformation

Ally Young

14+ (SCP) Evening

Haddi Bah

Fantasy hairdressing

Amber Marsh

Ethan Hayes

Rachael Lillie

Dalma Kauderer

Ladies evening

Gintare Dambrauskaite

Rebecca McMillan

Radost Staykova

Tanya Johnstone

16+ Face paint

Mikey Emiris

Ladies cut and blow dry

Lisa Black

Sally Ritchie

Team Bridal

Laura Garcia

Cathrine McVey

Radosy Staykova

Rebecca Kerr

Erin McHugh

Karoline Sime

14+ (SCP students) Prom make-up

Dylan Elliott

Hannah Scott

Gents commercial

Lisa Black

Sally Ritchie

Troy Scott

Nails mood board

Kinga Raczkowska

Ladies conversion

Lisa Black

Rachael Lillie

Mellissa Moore

Ally Young


Good luck to all participating students.