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The Only Way is British

06 October 2014

Bracknell & Wokingham College held a Taster Day for Hair & Beauty students starting in September, so they could see what college life is like. Current students put on a spectacular show called The Only Way is British, doing hair and makeup in the style of quintessential British styles and icons – punk, festivals, the Union Flag, London, Ascot and more.

After a nervous start the catwalk stars strutted their stuff to huge applause and cheers from the 100+ assembled audience of college staff, parents, friends and prospective students.

The hair and makeup was judged by four tutors and prizes were awarded to the top three hair and beauty students. Prizes were also given out for the Student of the Year in both hair and beauty.

Hairdressing tutor Tracy Allen was the lead organiser of the event, she said “It was a very successful afternoon and everyone had great fun. I think the prospective students found it inspiring and motivational. It was also a great way to give our great students the recognition they deserved.”

Lauren Rayment, a student joining the college in September said “It was really interesting to see what the students do. It was nice to meet them and see their work. It’s made me feel less nervous about starting in September.”

The winning hairdresser, Lauren Saunders, said “It went really well, I’m so pleased to win and get a student of the year recognition. The tutors put in a lot of effort to organise the event. I hope it gave the students starting in September a good idea of what they’ll be doing and what they can achieve in a year.”

Lauren’s model, Lisa-Jane Jackson added “It was really creative and was good for the hair and beauty students to work together. My hair and makeup took four hours to do and I was really scared about going on the catwalk. In the end it was brilliant and I’m so pleased we came first”

The Hair & Beauty co-ordinator Mark Packham said “I’m a very proud co-ordinator. The students and staff worked really hard putting this outstanding show together. I’ve done previous ones at other colleges but this blew those away with the staging and lighting; they really finished it off.”

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