Are hair-waves duo up-do the challenge?

Two radio presenters are getting set to swap their hearsay for hairspray as they go head-to-head in a styling showdown.

Louise Stones and Andy Cook from Signal 1 The Breakfast Show will battle it out creating the ultimate event hairstyle at Stoke on Trent College on Wednesday, October 9th.

Under the watchful eye of staff and students, the duo will be put through their paces learning a range of techniques to help create the perfect “up-do.” They will then battle it out in a hair-raising finale, judged by experts at the College.

Jay Davies, Hairdressing Lecturer at Stoke on Trent College, said “Andy and Louise will need to have an eye for detail, concentration and a flair for creativity if they want to succeed.

They will have just one hour to learn techniques to an industry standard, something that usually takes weeks, even months, to master.

The pressure will really be on. They are going need to keep a clear head and stay focused if they want to win.”

The hairdressing challenge will take place at the college’s multimillion-pound, cutting-edge facilities.

Ahead of the challenge, Louise Stones said “We are really excited to be going quite literally head-to-head in the up-do’s challenge with Stoke on Trent College”

Co-presenter Andy Cook, added “Courses that give you real, practical skills such as this are an important foundation for the real world of work.

We are thrilled to be involved in showcasing some of the fantastic opportunities available to people in the area”.

Hair and Beauty courses at Stoke on Trent College are widely regarded as some of the best, thanks to experienced tutors from the industry, a track record of great success in national competitions, and fantastic links with local and national employers.

The College’s purpose built £11million Lifestyle building at the Cauldon Campus includes real life salon and spa; whilst the Burslem Campus boasts a bespoke make-up studio for theatrical and media make-up. Both offer industry standard, cutting-edge facilities in which to learn. Combined with outstanding success rates, Stoke on Trent College is broadly recognised as the place to start a career in hair, beauty or holistic therapies.

Those wishing to find out more about Hair and Beauty courses at Stoke on Trent College are invited to the Open Evening on Wednesday, October 9th from 5pm to 7.30pm.

Alternatively, call 01782 208208 or visit to find out more.


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