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Stunning Creations at City College’s Hair Show 2016
Cutting-edge creatives have been celebrating their talents at City College’s annual Hair Show.
Judged by a panel of experts, including professional hairdresser and star of BBC’s The Apprentice, Charleine Wain, the top prizes on the night went to 35 year old Cherry Watters and 16 year old Maya Phipps, an apprentice with Haircraft hair salon.
This year’s theme was ‘Forest Collection’ for the College apprentices, with level 3 VRQ (vocationally related qualification) students drawing inspiration from nature, district and culture to create styles that highlighted not only their technical skills, but also their flair for the extraordinary. Attendees on the night were invited to watch these displays up close, as the students used their newly acquired skills to create astonishing effects – from huge curling horns to elaborate coifs that would put Marie Antoinette’s elaborate wigs to shame.
Due to the success of previous hair and beauty exhibitions, this year the College selected the Duke of Cornwall as its host, to provide a grand backdrop for what was the biggest event of its type to date.
Tanya Head, Academy Manager for Hair and Beauty, commented: “The level of creativity we’ve seen from our current hair and beauty students is absolutely incredible and a treat to witness. To be able to showcase the skills and techniques they’ve been working on at such an impressive local venue was a dream come true. The energy and excitement on the night was palpable.”
The event offered students the unique opportunity to highlight just how far they have come on their course, in front of a packed house of tutors, friends, family, and local salon owners and managers.