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Hairdressing: Inclusive Skills

Hairdressing: Inclusive Skills

The focus of the Hairdressing competition is to gain essential knowledge and skills for embarking on a career working within the hairdressing industry. The competition is designed to showcase the skills and knowledge of SEND learners.

Please note registration is now closed for 2020


This is an Individual competition. Competitors will be required to dress long hair head during the competition to create a total evening look, and to include a plait and ornamentation.

Competitors have a free choice of Long Hair Design, which may consist of up-style, down-style or combination of both.

NO colour is to be used for this skill test. No electrics to be used for this skills test. Competitors will be required to carry out their look on mannequin head.

The hair must be of one uniform colour and 60cm (24inches) long and in its natural state. (head must not be pre-prepared prior to competition)

No dressing or draping of the mannequin is allowed. No cutting of the mannequin is allowed. 

Competitors must bring all equipment, head and floor stand to the competition. 

Entry criteria

  • This is an individual competition
  • A maximum of up to 6 registrations per organisation may register for this competition
  • Competitors must be familiar with the core competencies (these can be found in the' Useful Information' section below) and have achieved or working towards an Entry Level 3 (England & Wales), Level 2 (Northern Ireland) or Access 3 (Scotland) in the last 12 months
  • This competition is designed for SEND learners who have statement of learning difficulty/disability

Contact details

Colin Galley;

In addition to liaising with the Competition Organising Partner if you need to contact WorldSkills UK please do email -

Useful information

Please see below to download material in order to help candidates prepare for the competition.