Student works alongside hairdressing expert Patrick Cameron after winning competition

PUBLISHED: 12:06 29 October 2018 | UPDATED: 12:27 29 October 2018

Merita Spahiu with Patrick Cameron backstage. Pic: BDC

Merita Spahiu with Patrick Cameron backstage. Pic: BDC


A hairdressing student proved she is a cut above the rest after she worked alongside an expert stylist at an international hair show.

One of Merita Spahiu’s hair up designs. Pic: BDCOne of Merita Spahiu’s hair up designs. Pic: BDC

Merita Spahiu, 37, who lives in Hornchurch and studies at Barking and Dagenham College, helped Patrick Cameron at the Salon International 2018 show at London ExCeL last week after winning a competition.

Merita, who studies at the Technical Skills Academy, was one of hundreds of college students who vied for a chance to work with Patrick by sending their ideas for a ‘hair up’ design to him.

Patrick praised Merita for her precision and creativity in her design and spoke highly of her achievements.

He also offered some motivational tips to all the students, saying that ‘hairdressing is the greatest profession in the world’.

Merita Spahiu with Patrick Cameron live on stage. Pic: BDCMerita Spahiu with Patrick Cameron live on stage. Pic: BDC

Merita said: “I felt like Cinderella working with him at the show, being in a world of the top professionals, people that I thought I would never meet.”

Merita is the college’s ‘Student of the Year’ for 2018.

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