Young, aspiring hairdressers from across the county gathered at Hyfforddiant Ceredigion Training (HCT) on Wednesday, 02 May, to show off their skills.

Nine students, along with their models, vied for top spots in the Urdd Eisteddfod Preliminary Hair and Beauty Competition. The quality from all competitors was first-rate, but HCT hairdressers did exceptionally well for the third year running.

In the Level 1 Hair Under 19 Competition, HCT celebrated two top-three finishes. Eleri Roberts, a pupil from Ysgol Penglais who studies Hairdressing at HCT, came in second place, while Cayla Williams, also from Ysgol Penglais, and studying Hairdressing at HCT, finished third.

In the Level 3 Under 25 Competition, first place went to Jess Dancy, while second place went to Briony Hancock, both of whom are training as Apprentice Hairdressers at HCT.

Nerys Morgan, Deputy Manager at HCT said: “We are very proud of the students and their achievements. They have worked really hard on their designs over the past few months, and it’s great to see their efforts acknowledged as part of these competitions. Good luck to them all in the national competitions next month!”

All of the students will go on to represent Ceredigion in the National Urdd Eisteddfod in Builth Wells on Friday, 01 June.

Councillor Catrin Miles, Cabinet Member for Learning Services said, “Seeing all these students and their models developing year on year is heart-warming and we are so proud to see all their talent and hard work being displayed through this competition. HCT is a very important place for young people to have these opportunities to learn, to compete and to excel.”

Hyfforddiant Ceredigion Training (HCT) offers a range of vocational courses for people of all ages, including Hairdressing, Childcare, Business Administration, Information Technology, Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrics, Blacksmithing, Agriculture, Motor Mechanics, and Welding. For more information, contact HCT on 01970 633040. You can also find HCT on Facebook, /HyfforddiantCeredigion, or visit the website.


• Level 1 under 19: 2nd Eleri Roberts and model Poppy Styles.
• Level 1 under 19: 3rd Cayla Williams and model Charlotte Roberts.
• Level 3 under 25: 1st Jess Dancy and model Elen Mai Morgans.
• Level 3 under 25: 2nd Briony Hancock and model Joriah Farmery.