Two Leeds teenagers scoop prizes in hairdressing contest

The fantasy-themed competition entries.
The fantasy-themed competition entries.
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Two teenage hairdressers from a Leeds salon have proved they are a cut above after winning awards at the Britain’s Best competition.

Natasha Sharp, 17, and Jade Earnshaw, 19, from the RMUK salon at Eastgate, took 2nd and 3rd place respectively in the Britain’s Best Fantasy Look category at the National Hairdressing Federation’s annual awards, which were held near Banbury last week.

Jade, who took inspiration from the Marie Antoinette era, said: “I love doing competitions like this as I get to let my creative side out and get to inspire other people like me.”

Natasha, who used a unicorn concept for her hair-based creation, said: “I attended the Britain’s Best competition last year and was inspired by the creativity I saw. I did not expect this to get me any medals, but as it has, I will say to all people who take up my chosen profession that above all, you should enjoy yourself.”

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