STUDENTS created exotic looks on the theme of cultural celebrations for West Suffolk College’s annual Festival of Hair and Beauty.
The festival is an annual showcase for inspiring pieces of work from up-and-coming professionals.
Tracey Marshall, head of the college’s School of Hairdressing, Beauty and Holistic Therapies, said: “I am extremely proud to see how determined these young people are to compete at this level.
“All had competed in heats to qualify for a place in the competition and worked hard to produce hairstyles, make-up and well-designed costumes to complement the theme of the competition.
“It is an essential part of the students’ development to take part in competitions. This is a competitive industry and this annual event raises the aspirations of our students to succeed in their chosen profession.”
Christine Hiller Smith from L’Orèal Professional, congratulated the students on the high standard of their work on behalf of the judges.
Beauty judge Denise Lilly also praised the students, telling organisers that the standard of make-up and body painting she had judged was as good as the work she sees at fashion shows for Versace and Prada.
Participants in a competition inspired by the work of Vivinne Westward received a special mention from the judges who were impressed by the extremely high standard.