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Students Showcase Cutting-edge Hairstyles

Wednesday 29th April 2015

Hairdressign StudentsStudents at South Leicestershire College took hairdressing to a whole new level, at their annual ‘Xtreme’ catwalk show.

The show, which took place on Tuesday (28 April) evening, showcased Level 3 hairdressing students’ skills in a display of colour and creativity in an ‘Xtreme’ Avant Guard theme of their choice.

Hairdressing lecturer Debbie Smith said: 

Media Crew and Audience“The purpose of the show is to showcase the individual creativity and flair of each student and for them to have a real taste of working both individually and as a team on a significant project.

“Every student has had to carry out risk assessments, chair and minute team meetings, produce action plans and design plans, as well as create the actual styling for the show. They have had to organise models, make-up, music, seating plans as well as work through the rest of their qualification at the same time.

“The show is the pinnacle of the Level 3 programme. It is an important opportunity for the students to finally show off all of their creative and planning skills. I am so incredibly proud of all of the hard work that they have put in to this show, and hope that it allows employers and potential students to see that South Leicestershire College is at the cutting edge of this industry.”

Hair ModelThe nine students showcasing their hairdressing talents were:

  • Adelle Tuckley – ‘The Wizard of Oz’
  • Ashleigh Cullen – ‘The Four Elements’
  • Tace Caldwell Gardiner – ‘Disney Fairy Tales’
  • Shelby Lockton – ‘Winter Wonderland’
  • Natasha Cropper – ‘Mythical Creatures’
  • Rebecca Adams – ‘The Animal Kingdom’
  • Jasmine Spooner – ‘Day of the Dead’
  • Tayla Hartley – ‘Deadly Sins’
  • Kari Findley – ‘Steam Punk’

Tayla Hartley, aged 17 from Blaby, whose theme was ‘Deadly Sins’ said: “I’ve really enjoyed working towards the Xtreme Catwalk to show everyone how much I’ve learnt over the past two years and just what I can do. I put a lot of thought and effort into my ‘Deadly Sins’ themed designs and am really happy with what I’ve produced. This course has taught me so much and I have seen myself grow with all the skills I’ve learnt. My next step now is to open my own salon.”

Kari Findley’s theme was ‘Steam Punk’. Kari who is aged 29 and from Wigston said: “After working in retail I decided to go back to college and train to be a hairdresser, which had long been an ambition of mine since school. I choose ‘Steam Punk’ as my theme for the show, which is a mixture of science fiction and fantasy, often set in the 19th Century British Victorian era and inspired by industrial steam-powered machinery. This theme gave me a lot of free reign creatively, which has allowed me to put my own twist on that style when designing the hair, clothes and make-up for my models. I’ve enjoyed doing the Xtreme Catwalk show so much that I would love to do it again.”

Finally, Jasmine Spooner, aged 21, added: “I love my hairdressing course because of everything that I’m learning, the other students and the tutors. I chose ‘Day of the Dead’ as my theme to make my four models stand out on the catwalk. Normally people expect lots of pretty hairstyles, but I like things which are a little dark and different, which is more me.”

Students also raised £120 for Leicestershire Hospice, LOROS from their ticket and raffle sales.

Leicester Mercury photographer, Will Johnston, was at the event: view Leicester Mercury picture gallery

More photographs, taken by SLC Media students, can be found on the official SLC Facebook page.

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