London learner showed she was a cut above when she was named student of the year by a leading hair care brand.

College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London hairdressing student Eunice Pennant, aged 52, won the award from Afro-Caribbean hair care company Softsheen-Carson.

The award came with the chance to work backstage at Africa Fashion Week London.

Eunice said: “I was really excited.”I’m so glad for this opportunity and winning the competition has reinforced my enthusiasm for my career hairdressing.”

Eunice’s Lady Ascot design, inspired by Royal Ascot Ladies’ day, also won £500-worth of equipment for the college and £500 for herself.

Competition co-ordinator Lorna Hill said: “Eunice’s entry, which combined creative flair with technical expertise, really stood out.”

Eunice Pennant demonstrating her award winning skills

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