Hairdressing student from Brent college shortlisted for prestigious industry award

Deborah Keogh, right, with one of her models (pic credit: Maani photo)

Deborah Keogh, right, with one of her models (pic credit: Maani photo) - Credit: Archant

A student studying hairdressing in Brent has shown she’s a cut above the rest by being shortlisted for a prestigious industry award.

Deborah Keogh from the College of North West London in Wembley, has made it through to the finals of the Hairdressing Council Student of the Year Awards 2013, which take place in London next month.

Ms Keogh, from Northwood, has just finished her hairdressing qualification at the college and won her place in the finals of the ‘Red Carpet Glamour Look’ category of the competition.

The freelance hairdresser will go on to recreate her unique hairstyle at the finals on October 13 where she has 50 minutes to complete the look.

Ms Keogh is no stranger to being recognised for her hairdressing talents as she was named Avant-Garde Stylist of the Year 2013 by the Freelance Hair & Beauty Federation and took first place in the ‘hair up’ category at last year’s Association of Hairdressers and Therapists competition.

She said: “I am over the moon to have got through and would really love to get into the top three at the finals. I’m certainly going to do my best and I am training hard for it.”

Peter Stonebanks, head of hairdressing at the college, encouraged her to enter the competition.

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He said: “Deborah is fast becoming recognised in hairdressing circles. Her creativity, passion and drive are second to none and we wish her all the luck in the world for the finals.

“She was an amazing student and we know that she’ll be going on to make great strides in the industry.”