SLIDESHOW: Beauty’s where you find it at West Suffolk College in Bury St Edmunds

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Strike a pose! Students at West Suffolk College dazzled in a vibrant and eye-catching display of hair and beauty through the eras.

Punk, 1940s film star, 60s inspired, burlesque, futuristic and the 80s were among the styles which shone in the annual Hair and Beauty Showcase competitions.

The contests ran throughout Monday followed by a final parade for parents and employers.

Tracey Marshall, head of school of hairdressing, beauty and holistic therapies at the college, said: “These competitions are an opportunity for the students to showcase their achievements to their parents and local employers.”

A team of L’Oreal ID artists gave onstage demonstrations of current colouring and styling techniques.

All students received a certificate for taking part in the competition with three winners chosen in each category.


NVQ Level 3 Beauty Therapy

Burlesque: Suzie Rush Star - Team 5: Catherine Rossi, Tania Loram, Keri Jack, Kirsty Morris, Natalie Darnell, Model: Amy McBrearty

WBL Level 2 Hairdressing - Great Gatsby: L’Oréal Professional Shield - 1 Casey Warren, 2 Chloe Parry, 3 Lauren Johannesen

NVQ Level 2 Full Time Hairdressing - 1940s Film star: West Suffolk College L2 Full Time Hairdressing Cup - 1 Kathryn Powell, 2 Lauren Firth, 3 Hannah Cornish

NVQ Level 1 Full Time Hairdressing - 60s inspired: Carlton Cup - 1 Kayla Allen, 2 Molly Reeder, 3 Anna Tarczynski

NVQ Level 2 Mature Hairdressing - Punk: Mature Intensive Hairdressing Shield - 1 Taressa Dixon, 2 Melanie Tilly, 3 Kameliya Ivanova

Introduction to Hair and Beauty

1980s: Mature Intensive Hairdressing Shield - 1 Jessica Freeman and Abigail Evans, 2 Amber Brewer and Georgia Griggs, 3 Maud Radcliffe

NVQ Level 2 Mature Beauty Therapy

1980s: Ellisons Shield - 1 Rita Garratt, 2 Kathleen Clarke-Mudd, 3 Hailey Costin

WBL NVQ Level 3 Sustainability today

West Suffolk College Cut and Blow Dry Cup - 1 Aimee Lee, 2 Shelly Southgate, 3 Kirsty Spencer

NVQ Level 3 Full Time Hairdressing - ‘Hadid’ in Hair: The Anglia Hair and Beauty Shield - 1 Victoria Farrow, 2 Laura Christopher, 3 Karen


NVQ Level 2 Beauty Therapy - Futuristic: Carlton Cup - 1 Sammie Power, 2 Lucy Bennett, 3 Katie Garrod

Overall best Beauty competitor: All Over Beauty Cup - Sammie Power

Overall best Hairdressing competitor: West Suffolk College Overall Hair competitor cup - Victoria Farrow




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