Search

Hornchurch teenager a cut above as she is crowned trainee of the year

16:12 14 March 2014

Laura Huckstepp and model Jo Jennings.

Laura Huckstepp and model Jo Jennings.

Archant

A teenage hairdresser has displayed expert handywork to be crowned trainee of the year having won an annual soiree competition.

Laura Huckstepp, 18, of Hornchurch attends Uppercut Hair Academy in Romford and was recently acknowledged as the best amongst her peers for her Easter-themed hair creation.

The competition involves trainees expressing their imagination by designing and creating a hair and outfit combination based on a theme given to them.

An overjoyed Laura said: “I am still so shocked. I had been practising on my creation for months and my final look was exactly what I wanted. It took me three hours to complete on the day. The competition was extremely competitive. I celebrated with champagne and of course the unopened Easter eggs.

Laura “excelled in all aspects of design and creative thinking” according to Maxine Parry, manager of the hair group.

She added: “The models hair including back combing to create a nest of hair, which included butterflies, flowers and hidden chocolate easter eggs. She even included flashing fairy lights within the hair.”

The competition is now in its 30th year, and was attended by more than 100 staff members.

0 comments

Latest News Stories

51 minutes ago
Reporter Ellena Rowlin at the body combat class

Many hunt for an exciting way to get fit and tone up that doesn’t involve a treadmill or heavy weights. Well, I’ve found it – body combat.

Yesterday, 23:25
Derek Bernstein

A 24-year-old man has been charged with dangerous driving after a fatal hit-and-run incident earlier this year.

Yesterday, 15:00
Bad Manners performing at havering Show

Buster Bloodvessel, the eccentric, bald-headed, frontman of ska band Bad Manners has pledged to get his audience to their feet as he closes this year’s Havering Show.

Yesterday, 12:00
Richard Skeats in his computer room

A computer whizz has been unable to get a job for 10 years because he has Asperger’s syndrome, and instead offers his services in exchange for hot food.

Most read news

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

Shop till you drop!

Home to top name brands at great prices, TK Maxx is more like a treasure hunt than a shop. Perfect for grabbing a bargain or some hidden gems, you arm yourself with a trolley and go wild.

Scones, jam and a cup of Earl Grey anyone?

Luxury boutique hotel Flemings Mayfair has recently launched The Drawing Room, London’s most stylish location for afternoon tea.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Romford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder