Students at Greater Brighton Metropolitan College wowed a packed audience of fashion lovers with their annual Hair and Make-up show. This year’s theme was Mardi Gras, which saw some incredibly creative creations from students studying at both Central Brighton and Broadwater Campuses.
The show, which took place at the college’s Pelham Street Main Hall, was compèred by Heart FM’s Nicola Hume and featured over 120 students studying a variety of hair and make-up courses. The event also marked the launch of a new partnership between the MET and the Francesco Group, which will operate salons within the college. This vital link to the industry will give students hands-on experience in a professional environment as well as being an asset to the local communities who patronise the salons.
This year’s VIP judges were: Rachel Hunt (Francesco Group), Daniel Lustig, Stephen Webb and Jacqui Taylor (Lustig and Webb) and Dan Leo Stanley and Lora Griffin (Simon Webster Hair)
Judge, Lora Griffin said “I’m pleased to be involved as I want to support local hairdressing. I had a sporadic, broken education so the fact that the MET are offering such high quality education, with career opportunities afterwards is something I think is really exciting and quite special. All the judges were really blown away with the standard.”
Judge, Daniel Lustig (who features on Channel 4’s Gogglebox) said “I love judging this competition – it’s good fun and an opportunity to see who the next big talent out there is going to be.”
This year’s Best in Show prizewinner (across all categories) was: Djenabu Miranda (main photo – pictured in red) with her stunning creation featuring glorious feathers. The full list of runners-up and winners is below.
The show raised money for a local woman called Peyton Vellaa-Tovvah, who has a number of conditions, including Brain Trauma Motor Disorder affecting her ability to move, eat, think and speak. She was told in July 2017 that she would never be able to walk again. Money raised from the Hair Show will contribute to the cost of a specialised wheelchair, which will give her the best chance of leading an independent life.
Runners up and winners
Level 1 runner up Worthing: Danielle Macari
Level 1 winner Worthing: Dianna Spasska
Level 1 runner up Brighton: Alish Frappe
Level 1 winner Brighton: Paige Griffiths
Level 2 under 19 runner up: Lucy Hancocks
Level 2 under 19 winner: Kitty Saunby
Level 2 over 19 runner up: Martina Petrova
Level 2 over 19 winner: Indre Jonusiate
Level 2 hair and makeup artistry runner up: Laura Wickham
Level 2 hair and makeup artistry winner: Lauren Gibson
Level 3 under 19 runner up: Ellie Gunn
Level 3 under 19 winner: Jade Lacey
Level 3 over 19 runner up: Sian Broadway
Level 3 over 19 winner: Sandra Taylor
Level 3 media hair and makeup runner up: Isabella Finlay-Smith
Level 3 media hair and makeup winner: Nazia Shiekh