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Denman’s First College Star Winner Receives Prize

Denman’s first college star winner, Yasmin Ainsley from East Durham College, has just received her prize for Denman’s Big Blow Out Competition. 

The young trainee hairdresser took home a giant £1000 cash prize, and bagged a tool bundle worth over £200 for her college department. The competition, which attracted over 500 entries from hairdressing and barbering students across the UK, challenged college students to enter their best blow-dry work – with Yasmin taking home the winning title. Yasmin recently took a moment to celebrate her win and accept her prize. 

She said: “I’m planning on using some of the money for a spa day or evening with my best friend Poppy, who also entered. I plan on using the remainder of the money on a holiday to my favourite place – Greece! 

“I love my Denman kit and I shall be keeping it forever. The Large Head Hugger is definitely my favourite for blow drying. I’ve been doing bouncy blow-dries with it ever since I got it!”

Sandra Joyce, Hairdressing Lecturer from East Durham College, really encouraged her students to enter the high-stakes competition. The lecturer is a huge fan of competitions, as a way to help her learners improve confidence and give them an opportunity to measure their skills against their peers regionally and nationally. 

Sandra said: “This was an excellent opportunity to enter a competition that Level 1, 2 and 3 hairdressing students can participate in. Additionally, the Denman tool bundle was a great range and quantity of tools and equipment for our department.”

Denman College Star Big Blowout Competition 2025 opens 17th February 2025.