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GALLERY: Concept Hair Apprentice of the Year 2020 – North East heat

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View and download all the images from New College Durham, which hosted the North East heat of the Concept Hair Apprentice of the Year competition.

The search for the first-ever Concept Hair Apprentice of the Year is on!

The national competition is divided into six regional heats – South West, Wales, North East, North West, Midlands and South East.


The North East heat took place on 27th January.

North East winners


  • Styling L1 winner Niamh Thompson, New College Durham (Runner-up Ellie Melvin, New College Durham)
  • Styling L2 winner Rayna Kovacheva, East Durham College (Runner-up Katie Wilkinson, Hull College)
  • Hair Up L2 winner Samantha Twist, New College Durham (Runner-up Kayleigh Holmes, Bishop Auckland College)
  • Hair Up L3 winner Adrienn Ani, Carlisle College (Runner-up Oksana Matvijcuka, Hull College)
  • Barbering L2 winner Dan Ogden, Barnsley College (Runner-up Jacob Lowes, Bishop Auckland College)
  • Colouring winner Neive Huntington, East Durham College (Runner-up Freya Janney, North Lindsey College)
  • Avant-garde winner Ella Templeton, Carlisle College (Runner-up Leah Graham, Nescol)


The winners of the regional heats will go on to compete at the Grand Final, which will take place at  the Millennium Gloucester Hotel in Kensington, London, on 26th March.



2020 Concept Hair Apprentice of the Year North East

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