On February 15-21, 2020, a mixed team of students and teachers from St. Petersburg organized in preparation for the qualifiers of the National Championship “Young Professionals” (WorldSkills Russia) - 2020, completed their internship in Leipzig, Germany.

For the third year in a row, representatives of WSR’s most beautiful competencies – Hairdressing, Esthetic Cosmetology and Make-up and Styling enjoy a unique opportunity to participate in the international professional skill competition among students organized by the Association of Hairdressers of Germany and the Leipzig Chamber of Crafts. The competition is held as part of the professional exhibition of the Leipzig Chamber of Crafts involving the Central German states of Saxony, Thuringia and Saxony-Anhalt and is one of the stages in the selection of students for the WorldSkills Germany Championship.

Each year the students from the LOKON Academy of Beauty Industry (Saint-Petersburg state educational institution) with support of OLLIN Professional brand demonstrate advanced skills of the St. Petersburg school of hairdressing and return to their home city with highest professional accolades in various nominations of this competition. This year, by the way, there was one young man from Izhora College in the all-girls team, fighting shoulder-to-shoulder with the LOKON team for the honor of his country!

Students from the LOKON Academy worked beautifully and enthusiastically, drawing the attention of professionals and visitors alike... The result was a complete triumph of the brilliant St. Petersburg team!

1st place in the nomination “Fashion Styling of Long Hair” went to Nikita Pavlov of Izhora College, coached by Ekaterina Timofeeva

1st place in the “Fashionable commercial haircut” nomination was won by Anna Panfiltseva, LOKON Academy, coached by Denis Popkov

2nd place in the category “Evening Hair Style” was awarded to Nadezhda Krohmilets, another student trained by Denis Popkov

2nd place in the category “Total Fashion Look. Teamwork” was shared by Victoria Rumyantseva and Anna Panfiltseva, coached by Olga Davtyan and Denis Popkov

Finally, 3rd place in the nomination “Total Fashion Look. Teamwork” went to Ksenia Kazakova and Victoria Krylova, coached by Tatiana Khvostikova and Ksenia Soldatova