Mansfield student wins national beauty therapy grand final

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New College Nottingham (ncn) Beauty Therapy student Julie Parr, from Mansfield, has won the Student Electrotherapy Beauty Therapist Award (SEBTA), a prestigious accolade for new talent in facial electrotherapy.

Julie recently completed a Level 3 in Beauty Therapy at ncn and is now working at Eden Hall Day Spa in Elston, Nottinghamshire.

The award, sponsored by leading beauty therapy equipment company The Carlton Group, was presented to Julie at the Grand Hotel in Brighton. Six finalists selected from 150 competitors were judged on three activities: carrying out a galvanic facial with high frequency on two clients; writing 500 words outlining their career goals; and producing a 3000-word theoretical fact file.

Julie won the SEBTA 2012 trophy, £500 and a Carlton Professional Ultraderm machine. Caroline Sheard won £250 for her role as lecturer supporting the winning entrant, and the College won a trophy and £1000-worth of Carlton Professional products.

Julie said: “It was an honour to reach the finals, so to be selected as the overall winner was a real ‘wow’ moment – I didn’t expect it at all. The competition was definitely a challenge but I learnt a lot from the experience. It’s a wonderful feeling to have your ability recognised and I’m proud to be able to add the award to my CV.

“The standard of teaching at ncn has been excellent and I would recommend the College to anyone thinking of gaining a qualification to further their career.”

ncn learner Virginija Sumlinskaite was a runner-up in the competition.

ncn Lecturer, Caroline Sheard, said: “Julie and Virginija are dedicated and passionate about the industry. Virginia is from Lithuania and has overcome the language barrier – her English is brilliant. Julie’s knowledge of technique and her customer service skills are outstanding. She has been an absolute dream to teach.”