STUDENTS at Oasis Hair and Beauty Academy in Queensferry received their certificates yesterday at an awards ceremony.

Twenty pupils from Year 10 and 11 in Flintshire high schools were awarded their VTCT (vocational training charitable trust) Level 2 extended certificate in hair and beauty skills as their tutors watched on with pride.


The ceremony was attended by members of Flintshire Council to celebrate the accomplishments of the girls.

The Leader: Members of Flintshire County Council were also in attendance.Members of Flintshire County Council were also in attendance.

Oasis Hair and Beauty Academy enables students to learn valuable hair and beauty skills and other important life skills such as communication, teamwork and working independently.

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Owner, Sara King spoke of her pride towards all the students who have worked incredibly hard over the last year: “It’s not about us – it’s about the students. We don’t just teach hair and beauty; we’re teaching them life skills.

“When the girls first came here, anything you asked, they would say ‘I can’t do that’, we have a saying here that there is no such word as ‘can’t’ in the academy. Within weeks, the work they have produced has been phenomenal.

“We don’t treat the girls like children. We treat them like young adults – we support them, and we believe in them.

“I’m just really proud and really choked.”

The Leader:

Manager and educator, Ceri Brayford added: “It’s about giving these girls an opportunity and having someone believing in them. They’re achieving something here and I hope it gives them some self-belief.”

Sara and Ceri along with fellow educators, Kay and Julie couldn’t hold back their smiles at just how far the students have come. The team is also on the hunt for another educator and stylist to join Oasis.

Any pupil aspiring to enrol onto the Oasis Hair and Beauty Academy should contact their school.