East Berkshire’s got talent!

creative catwalk_show_350pxAn 'out of this world' collection of hairdressing and beauty skills were on display at East Berkshire College's annual catwalk show in Langley recently.

The Queen of Hearts, the Mad Hatter and Black Swan were among the wonderful and wacky student creations making an appearance on stage this year. Over 200 students took part in the show, with prizes for best make-up, hair and total look in each category.

As well as an array of stunning hair and make-up designs, visitors were treated to a high-energy dance routine and a magnificent medley of West End show tunes by performing arts students. Meanwhile, art and design students from the Langley Campus and retail and merchandising display students from Windsor Campus showcased an exciting exhibition of their work at the event.

Janet Yelloly, Head of School for Creative and Service Industries at the College, explains: "This show gets better and better every year. The standard of work across all areas and year groups was outstanding. This is the first time all the departments have worked together to produce the show. Each team has brought their own expertise to the project. For example, art and design students created the posters and tickets, while media students were responsible for lighting and visuals."

Student Whitney Hearn (17, from Burnham), who is studying a Beauty Therapy Level 2 course, impressed with her dramatic design inspired by the movie Black Swan.

"I was fascinated by the film and its powerful transformation of a woman into a swan," says Whitney. "I really admired the make-up, so I decided to use this as my theme. I have been preparing for the show for five weeks, but the challenge was to complete the makeover of my model in an hour."

The training salons at the College's Langley Campus act as a working business to allow students to train on real customers. A range of treatments are on offer to the public including hairdressing, massage, make-up, manicures and pedicures. For those interested in booking an appointment at the salon, please call 01753 793246.

For further information on East Berkshire College and its extensive range of over 600 courses including apprenticeships call 0845 373 2500.

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