Date: 09/07/2012

A Beauty Therapy student from Dearne Valley College (DVC) has come top in an Olympic themed nail competition.

The Wath-based College won a 2nd and 1st prize and then 1st prize as overall college winner in a recent ‘Nailympics’ inspired competition held at Bradford College.

Level 2, Nail Services student Kathryn Levers 25 from Kilnhurst took part and won 1st and 2nd place in a few categories.

Demonstrating a set of nail enhancements using a NSI acrylic system, Kathryn won 2nd place. Later in the day Kathryn took part in applying themed nail art to ten nails; the theme was the London Olympics 2012 and took the first prize.

At the end of the competition, an overall nail technician category called ‘Ultimate Nail Technician’ was up for grabs, where Kathryn again won first prize. 

Judging was undertaken by industry experts taking into account; Health and Safety, Application and the end result.

Other colleges that took part were Leeds City College, Selby College and Bradford College.

Carol Brook, Programme Area Manager for Beauty Therapy, commented:
“The competition was a brilliant experience for Kathryn, the judges were extremely complimentary about her work and her professional standards. The judges have suggested to us to enter future competitions which is very encouraging”.

Kathryn won a nail art kit, £150.00 of NSI training vouchers and a trophy.

Dearne Valley College are accepting full-time applications for many vocational courses starting September 2012.

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