Marlena is student hairdresser of the year

Stoke on Trent College learner Marlena Luczak has been named Student Hairdresser of the Year at the 2014 British Hairdressing Awards.

The 28-year-old level two hairdressing student was one of thousands of learners from FE providers and commercial salons who entered the competition by submitting four photos of a hairstyle created on a model.

The judges were particularly impressed with Marlena’s “red carpet” hair style that involved pinning up long hair in to what she called an “elegant and classic” plaited bun.

Stoke-Upon-Trent-College3---cutoutwpShe recreated the look on a model ahead of the presentation ceremony in London, organised by the Hairdressing Council and L’Oreal, where she collected her trophy and more than £100-worth of hair care products.

Marlena said: “I really was not expecting to win so it was a bit of a shock. Everyone has been so supportive and people I don’t even know have been coming up to me around college to congratulate me.”

Hairdressing lecturer Jason Davies said: “Marlena is amazingly talented.

“It is a first for the college and we are all so very proud.”


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From left: Veronika Pantina, who modelled the winning hair style, with hairdressing student Marlena Luczak

Inset Caption: The award-winning hair style