Students nail contest

Release Date: 4 June 2016

D&A College beauty therapy students from both the Arbroath and Kingsway Campuses showed they had real polish when they competed in the World Skills contest in Greenock.

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Competitors at the Worldskills contest

A trio of trainees took a silver and two bronze places ahead of some against high-calibre competitors from across Scotland.

Alex Kinnison (20) added to her medal tally by grabbing third place in the Hands and Face class. The Marykirk resident won Therapist of the Year at the North East Hair and Beauty Festival in November.

Fellow student Alice Ewin acted as Alex’s model.

Arbroath resident Sabina Nikitina also took bronze in the Advanced Nail Art category with classmate Vicky Smith acting as her model. Sabina was UK Champion when she competed in the Association of Hairdressers and Therapists competition in Blackpool last year.

Just one step ahead of Sabina was Agne Balciene who was pipped for top spot and scooped the silver award with model Lena Jurgaitiene, both of Dundee.