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Buxton & Leek College hosted its annual Hair & Beauty Show recently in front of a packed audience at Buxton’s Devonshire Dome


Buxton & Leek College hosted its annual Hair & Beauty Show recently in front of a packed audience at Buxton’s Devonshire Dome.

Hair, make-up and nail art designs which the students displayed included futuristic, eco, extra-terrestrial and nature inspired looks, among many more creations.

Over 100 creative Hair & Beauty Course students competed in a number of categories and went through a process of researching their theme, creating mood boards and bringing their looks to life, live at the event in front of judges from across the industry and the public.

Len Tildsley, Buxton & Leek College Principal, speaking live from the event said: “Here we are at the fifth combined Buxton & Leek College Hair & Beauty show and the talent on display today surpasses anything we have seen before.

“There is some fantastic work from Level 1 to Level 3 Course students and it never ceases to amaze me the way some of these students, who have been with us only a matter of months can get to this level of professionalisms so quickly – it’s a real tribute to staff and the families that support them.”

Many of the judges were former BLC students who have gone on to make a success in the hair and beauty industries. Karen Wardley, Curriculum Leader for Hairdressing & Beauty

thanked the judges, together with the models, students and staff for their hard work and commented the day was all about “smiling!”

The category winners and the prizes awarded, were as follows:

L1 Hair & Beauty – Category: Fantasy

W inner: Jessie Bradley (from Leek, aged 16), prize: £40 of Dermalogica Products

L2 Beauty – Category: The circus

Winner: Aimee Gibson (from Stoke-on-trent, aged 20), prize: £50 of Ellison’s Vouchers

L2 Beauty: Category: Magical Mythical

Winner: Isobel Day (from Endon, aged 16), prize: £50 of Ellison’s vouchers

L2 Hair VRQ: Category: Special Occasion

Winner: Lucie Rennie (from Cheadle, Staffs, aged 33), prize: Straighteners
L2 Hair Technical: Category: Through the Ages

Winner: Ellie Mason (aged 21 years, Dove Holes) Prize: Hairdryer

Hair Apprenticeship Category: Eco warrior/Upcycle – new scissors

Winner: Eve Birds (aged 18, from Youlgreave)

L3 Hair: Category: avant-garde

Winner: Kim Newton, (aged 18,from Earl Sterndale Moor), prize: scissors

L2 Barbering: Category: barbering free style tattoo

Winner: Tom James (34 years, from Stoke on Trent), prize: £85 of Reuzel

L3 Barbering: Category: Avant-garde

Winner: Paulina Stobierska (19, from Buxton) prize: new clippers.

L3 Nail Tech: Category: Magical Mythical

Winner: Lindsay Oulsham (aged 45 from Ilam, Derbyshire), Prize: £100 worth of nail products.

For more information about Hair & Beauty courses visit the website: https://www.blc.ac.uk/subject-areas/hair-beauty-therapy/

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