West End stylists inspire York hair and beauty students

One of the young contestants at work

Two of London’s hottest stylists helped to inspire the next generation of hairdressers in York.

Celebrity hairdressing duo the Hair Bros judged the York College Hair, Beauty and Media Make-up Competition, and then gave a special demonstration of their own creative techniques.


A total of 200 full-time students and apprentices produced hair and beauty designs to strict competition rules in the following categories:

  • Evening Style
  • Hair-Up
  • 1920s-1940s
  • Nail Art
  • Level 3 Beauty
  • Special Occasion Make-Up
  • Fantasy Make-Up
  • and Barbering.

Based at Harvey Nicks

The Hair Bros demonstrate their skills
The Hair Bros, Nick Latham and Sean Nother, are known as London’s most promising hair stylists, based in Hershesons in Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge.

They were delighted to be invited to judge the competition. Later, in their own demonstration, the two acclaimed hairdressers imparted some valuable tips and advice to an enthusiastic audience of staff, students and guests.

Head of hair, beauty and holistic therapies at York College Karen Goodman said:

  • We are very proud of our students who took part in the competition, they did a wonderful job showcasing their skills.

    I would also like to thank our special guests, the Hair Bros – they were interested to see the kind of work our students produce whilst training in preparation for industry.

    The Hair Bros also gave us an amazing demonstration and shared their own styling techniques, and a detailed presentation, proving they are pushing the boundaries of hair design today.

The winners


VRQ Evening Style
1st: Yazmin Logan
2nd: Jasmine Rycroft

Media Level 3 Fantasy Make-up & Hair
1st: Taylor Leworthy
2nd: Maisie Heap

Hair Up (1st Year)
1st: Louisa Sempers
2nd: Katie Beal

Hair Up (2nd Year)
1st: Emilia Ionescu
2nd: Karis Smith

Beauty Therapy Create an Image
1st: Ellise Hill
2nd: Demi Leigh Day

Level 3 Beauty Back Massage
1st: Amelia Gray
2nd: Megan Harris

Level 1 Blow Dry
1st: Amber Farrow
2nd: Ellie Todd

Level 3 Hair
1st: Alex Marsh
2nd: Kate Haw

Level 2 Barbering
1st: Sam Waite
2nd: Mihran Karimi

Nail Art
1st: Holly Winzar
2nd: Ella Taylor

Level 2 1920s – 1940s
1st: Ella Nicholls
2nd: Evie Cullen