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Two Sandwell College beauty students are tipped for success after being selected for the World Skills UK final.

Courtney Hipkins and Gurjeet Kaur, who both won bronze medals in the regional live heats for their fantastic nail art creations in July, have just discovered they are through to the national competition.

The trainee nail artists were among the top candidates achieving the highest marks of all the heats.


Gifted and Talented learner Courtney Hipkins, aged 18 from West Bromwich, will be competing in the Advanced Nail Art category of the national final at The Skills Show in November.

Gurjeet Kaur, aged 26 from Smethwick, will be battling it out in the Open Nail Services category – an open, freestyle competition allowing all competitors to work to their individual strengths.

She will be given just three hours to complete a salon commercial nail art design using gel polish, glitters, foiling, charms or rhinestones.


This will be the third year running that beauty students from Sandwell College have successfully competed in the World Skills final.

Nail artists Kayleigh Stone and Sariah Jones both took the top spot in World Skills regional finals, before going on to win bronze medals in the nationals.

Kerry Buckley secured fourth place in the UK competition while Aaleyah Black took regional silver for her nail art.

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