Hair and Beauty 2010 show staged by College students

Hundred of students from Bridgwater College recently combined efforts to stage what was described as a ‘truly stunning’ hair and beauty show.

The event was organised to fulfil assignment requirements of both hair and beauty students, but also aimed to include students from as many different subjects as possible. Performing arts and production arts students stage managed the event, which included lighting and sound, media students assisted with choreography, catering students provided a canapé reception, while hair and beauty students from a wide range of programmes contributed to the content of the show.

Models came from all walks of life and had to quickly accustom themselves to the 29 foot catwalk in addition to an incredible range of costumes, make up effects and hairstyles!

Contributions to the show were judged by Emma Male of EM2 Salon in Weston super Mare, who provided a trophy for Overall Creative Design, along with Hugh and Gail Ball from Hair Associates in Taunton and Lucy Foreman from Lucy Foreman Salon in Taunton.

Categories for competitors included Denim and Leather, White and Chrome, Hippy Chic, Body Art, and Suited and Booted. Some of the creations which drew gasps of admiration from the crowds, included Danni Edwards' creation in the White and Chrome Category, modelled by Sophie Vigors, as well as the winning entry in the White and Chrome Category created by Sophie Britton and modelled by Francesca Poyner.

Also widely applauded was the creation by Harriet Conibeer in the Hippy Chic category modelled by Katie Rawle, as well as a collaborative creation by the BND Art students for the Body Art category, modelled by Lucinda Plimley, Shelby Broome and Laura Wilcox. Another winning entry was that created by Rebecca Webber in the Fantasy category and modelled by Susan Randall.

Tickets for the event proved to be so popular, two shows were organised, one for 6pm and the other for 8pm, which were well supported by friends and family, as well as College staff and students.

Hairdressing lecturer Richard Bell said,

“The standard of work on show was exceptional and the event itself was truly stunning. We were all knocked out by how well the students worked together to create a highly professional show.”

Lucinda Vaughan, Programme Manager, for Level 3 Hairdressing said she was incredibly proud of the high standard of the show, as well as the commitment from the students and the support of the lecturers involved. Beauty lecturer Louise Seymour added,

“I continue to be amazed by the high level of skills and creativity of our students. They have been incredibly successful in producing a fabulous event which showcases all they have been learning in College.”


  • Denim and Leather by Eloise Hitch
  • White and Chrome by Sophie Britton
  • Hippy Chic by Hannah Warren
  • Body Art by BND Art students
  • Suited and Booted by Zoe Bartlett
  • Fantasy Shapes by Becky Webber