Poppy Wins AHT Competiton

Poppy Wins AHT Competition


UCW is thrilled to announce that Poppy, a BA (Hons) Hair, Makeup and Prosthetics for Production student (HMPP), has emerged as the winner of the prestigious AHT (Assocation of Hairdressers and Therapists) national competition for full face prosthetic application. After receiving a £500 Employability Scholarship from UCW to enter the competition, Poppy’s exceptional talent and creativity have earned her the coveted title. 

The competition, centred around the theme ‘Demons and Dragons,’ brought together aspiring makeup artists and prosthetic enthusiasts from various educational institutions across the country. Poppy showcased her remarkable skills and creativity during the national finals held in Blackpool, where she outshone her peers with her captivating entry. 

Poppy’s winning design, which utilised her own meticulously crafted prosthetics, mesmerised the judges with its intricate details, impeccable execution, and adherence to the competition brief. Her ability to bring fantastical creatures to life through makeup and prosthetics truly set her apart, earning her well-deserved recognition. 

Reflecting on her victory, Poppy expressed her enthusiasm and achievement, stating: “For this full-face prosthetic appliance competition, I had to create a look using my own made prosthetics to fit the brief ‘Demons and Dragons.’ I competed against students from across the country at the national finals held in Blackpool, and I won! I had a great time competing, having fun, and creating some scary makeups!” 

University Centre Weston takes immense pride in supporting its students and fostering their artistic abilities. Our fantastic HMPP staff are committed to providing a comprehensive education and equipping students with practical skills to support students like Poppy express their incredible ideas. 

The £500 Employability Scholarship, which facilitated her entry into the competition, is also a testament to the university’s dedication to empowering its students to excel in their chosen fields.  

We are so proud of Poppy’s incredible achievement. Congratulations Poppy!  

University Centre Weston offers a wide range of higher education programs across various disciplines, providing students with valuable skills and knowledge for their chosen careers. Situated in Weston-super-Mare, the institution is dedicated to delivering exceptional education and empowering students to achieve their full potential. 

To find out more about BA (Hons) Hair, Makeup and Prosthetics for Production, click here.