Talented hair and beauty students show they are a cut above the rest

First place Lorraine with rock look SUS-150424-130029001
First place Lorraine with rock look SUS-150424-130029001

Talented Hair and Beauty students from Central Sussex College showed off their skills during a spectacular show on Monday 23 March.

Ten Level 3 students took part in the show, where they designed and created dramatic hair, make-up and costumes for their models, drawing inspiration from their favourite things.

Looks modelled on the night included: a peacock, a nature inspired look, a rock chick and a punk rocker to name a few.

In front of an audience of family and friends, each model took to the catwalk specially built by the College’s Construction students earlier that day.

Each student’s ‘total look’ was judged against a criteria including relevance to their original ‘mood board’; creativity of body art, make-up and hair styling; costume design; originality and overall ‘wow factor’. This year’s judges included, Caroline Puttock, Kaye Stevenson and South East field educator for Wella, Jessica Patching.

After much deliberation, third place was awarded to Linda Barnes, 55, from Betchworth, for her Audrey Hepburn inspired look; second went to Alice Engwell, 23, from East Grinstead, for her ‘Frozen’ inspired creation and first place was awarded to Lorraine Dell-Louth, 51, from Burgess Hill, for her punk rock look complete with electric guitar.

Each winner was presented with a gift bag courtesy of Wella. Hair lecturer from the College, Lindsey James, praised the group for their continuous hard work and effort commenting, “I am very proud of the high standard of work the students have created. The skills demonstrated on each model made the judging extremely hard, and all the students should be incredibly proud of themselves”.

For more information about Hair and Beauty courses at Central Sussex College visit www.centralsussex.ac.uk. Applications are now open for September 2015.

Report and picture contributed by Central Sussex College.