Nescot beauty students held their annual show at the college’s Adrian Mann Theatre on Thursday.
‘Create an Image’ saw the Level 2 learners deciding their own theme fitting into the categories of a historical or fantasy look or a special occasion.
The students then made a mood board based on their theme and designed hair, makeup and an outfit with accessories.
They spent Thursday morning recreating their designs on a model, before presenting the final look to a panel of judges and an audience in the theatre on Thursday lunchtime.
“The students worked extremely hard for about six weeks to get everything ready for the show,” said beauty lecturer Andry Waters, who hosted the event and was a tutor to one of the two groups.
“The standard was high and we’re very proud of what they achieved and what they learnt.”
One of the aims of the event is to give students practice working in a high-pressured timed environment, to prepare them for work in the television or film industries or for catwalk shows.
The themes ranged from ice, sweets and a bird of paradise to super hero, mermaid and a drag queen.
The contest was judged by head of department Kathryn Stephen, hair lecturer Kelly Zerrouk, media tutor Neil Keating, and last year’s winner Lara Ballard.
Paige Parsons came first with her peacock design, with Emily Scales in second place with her broken porcelain doll theme.
In third was Natalie Ansell, with a diamond-inspired design, and Chloe Samain came fourth with a Swan Lake theme.
All four were given prizes donated by businesses, which were presented by director of faculty Andy Taylor.