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A world of imagination at Guildford College’s annual hair and beauty show

Over 250 family and friends of Guildford College’s Hair, Beauty and Make Up students were recently treated to a visual display of creative talent at this year’s ‘End of Year Show’.

The theme being based around ‘Charlie and the Chocolate factory – World of Pure Imagination’, the students pulled out all the stops to show case their creative talents at this eagerly anticipated annual event.

Staged on a catwalk, models showcased some truly stunning designs and creations, which was the culmination of a year’s work by Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy and Media Make Up students.

The evening, which opened with a fantastic performance by our Performing Arts Dance students, was hosted by Head of Learning and Standards, Fiona Palmer, and Hairdressing tutor Simon Rosam. This year’s competitions were judged by VIPs from the hair and beauty industries such as Dermalogica, Brooklands Hotel and Spa and salon owner Sammy Norsworthy of Norsworthys Health and Beauty as well as two very special guests – 2017 World Skills Winner, former student and make-up artist Anna Lumsden along with 2016 Student of the Year Ted Harrison who has taken his learning from Guildford College on to forge a career in the special effects industry. All of our guests were treated to a sit down dinner created and served by our Catering and Hospitality students in our own Park Room Restaurant before the event commenced.

Winners of the night included Level 2 Hair and Media Make Up student Georgia Boxall and L2 Beauty Therapy student Holly Barber for their outstanding creations whilst 2nd year Media Make-Up student Kelly Lambert claimed the Student of the Year prize. Awards were also handed out for 100% attendance across the year.

Tutor Charlene Nicholls said “As part of our qualifications, learners are required to create an image based on a theme for one of their final assessments for the year this assessment include creating a total look to include the models hair, make-up and outfit. Our theme this year was based around ‘Charlie and the Chocolate factory – A World of Pure Imagination’. I’m extremely proud of all of our students, they have all worked incredibly hard all year and it was great to see their achievements brought to life and showcased in front of their friends, families, peers and industry professionals alike.

Level 2 Hair and Media Make Up student Alisha Taylor, said “I was really excited to be involved in this year’s event. My look was so much fun to create and the show gave all of us students a chance to bring all of our hard work throughout the year together. It was an amazing experience and I’m already looking forward to next year’s show”.