Beauty Therapy Students Come First in World Skills UK Nail Art


Two Students nail themselves a place in the World Skills finals

NAIL ART: Birmingham Student Hena Mohammed

Two students at South and City College Birmingham have fought off hundreds of competitors to nail themselves a place in the World Skills finals.


The two beauty therapy students took part in the regional World Skills UK Nail Art Advanced Competition in June, competing against other students from across the region.


Student Hena Mohammed who came first in the West Midlands regional competition and Kerry Wilkes who came second will be competing against some of the UK’s most highly skilled individuals to see who will be crowned ‘best of the best’ in the national heats at the NEC in Birmingham in November.


The girls had to complete 3D nail art on each finger on a chosen theme within 3.5 hours, as well as design a costume and dress their model. Both Hena and Kerry’s creative and detailed nail designs caught the judges’ eyes.


Hena said: “I am so pleased with my achievements especially as I worked very hard and I have been rewarded for the commitment I gave to the competition.


“I am looking forward to the national competition and will again put in every effort. I would like to encourage all students who are interested in taking part in competitions that to achieve they must be willing to work long and hard.”


Kerry said: “I’m really pleased that after all my efforts and achievements I am being given the chance to take part in the national advanced competition, I plan to start creating ideas from now and hope that my efforts will be rewarded again.”


Sukaina Walji, Assistant Director for Beauty, Holistics and Retail at the college said: “The college is so proud of our students’ efforts and achievements; they have worked so incredibly hard and deserve this opportunity to compete with the ‘best of the best’.”


Winners at the National finals may make Team UK to compete against other 18-25 year olds from across the globe.


The college runs a variety of hair, barbering and beauty therapy courses, both part time and full time at a range of levels. There are limited places remaining on courses that are starting this Autumn.


WorldSkills UK is the UK’s premier set of skills competitions for young people and adults. World Skills UK competitions are held both regionally and nationally each year in the UK. Their main aim is to help raise the standards of training and performance at work by strengthening the contribution of skills competitions to the UK economy. 


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