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Students complete stunning centrepiece for Wrexham barber shop

Cambria lecturer Stuart Kennedy with learners Owen Haycocks (right) and Liam Jones

IT was snip and tuck but talented students managed to complete a stunning countertop in time for the opening of a popular Wrexham barbershop.

Learners from Coleg Cambria’s Bersham Road site constructed the wooden piece for Matt and Kat Whitfield, owners of Holdfast Barbers in Ty Pawb, Market Street.

Owen Haycocks, Zoe Booth, Liam Jones, Sam Edwards-Jones, James Lee, and Arran Brearey from the college’s Joinery Level 1 course created the centrepiece, before the final touches were put to it by Painting and Decorating cohort Amber Stanhope and Morgan Sides, supported by tutor Mike Wade.

Lecturer Stuart Kennedy said: “The students did a fantastic job; what they’ve made is top quality and I’m sure will take pride of place in Holdfast’s new premises.

“It was a real team effort and took a lot of skill to complete given all of the intricacies and detail – it looks brilliant so well done again to everyone involved.”

Kat added: “The group from Coleg Cambria did an absolutely brilliant job with this, we are really, really pleased!

“We’ve progressed from a small barber shop into new bigger premises and the new desk gives it that finishing touch. Thank you again, it’s terrific.”