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27 March 2017

CAVC Hairdressing students Nadia and Nelly show they are a cut above in Skills Competition Wales

Two Hairdressing students from Cardiff and Vale College will represent CAVC at the finals of Skills Competition Wales.

Nadia Hadjali, who studies at the College’s Academi urbsba at its Barry Campus, and Nelly Tanetah, who is based at the City Centre Campus urbasba in Cardiff, were winners in the Skills Competition Wales Advanced Hairdressing competition. The competition was hosted by urbasba in Cardiff and saw colleges from across Wales compete for a place in next month’s final.

Nadia has already been crowned Student of the Year 2016 by the Hairdressing Council. Nelly is part of a team of CAVC Hair & Beauty students who have been awarded a grant by social foundation UnLtd to set up Imagine, a company that makes bespoke hairpieces at a reduced cost for people who have suffered hair loss through health reasons.

Skills Competition Wales consists of 30 local skills competitions across a range of disciplines. They give students the chance to challenge, raise and benchmark their skills, and competitors can progress to the UK-wide WorldSkills UK competition.

CAVC Head of Retail and Commercial Enterprise Ceri Evans said: “Nadia and Nelly went up against students from across Wales. It takes a lot of hard work and determination to compete against some of Wales’ most talented learners, so we are all hugely proud that they are both going through to the Skills Competition Wales national finals and wish Nadia and Nelly the very best of luck – the pair of them are going to go far.”