Hair-Raising the Titanic!

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Eastleigh College’s Level 3 Hairdressing students demonstrated their considerable talents with a Titanic-themed catwalk show and competition. Inspired by the forthcoming 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, the students amazed the jam-packed audience with a range of looks from the era which included high bouffant up-do’s, feathers, hair pieces, exquisite ball gowns and creative make-up! Each ensemble was put together by the students themselves, from hair design to sourcing the outfits.

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Wendy Cummins, owner of local salon, Quiffys, and also one of the judging panel, was astounded by the talent on display and said:

“For me as a hairdresser it’s always so incredible to see the imagination of the students. The time and effort, not only in the hair but the make-up and the clothing, that the students put in, as well as thinking about how they’re going to present themselves and their model is just phenomenal. They should all be very proud of themselves, and the College should be immensely proud of each and every one of them.”

Whilst the audience were treated to a dance performance by the College’s Level 2 and 3 Dance students, a contemporary interpretation of the Titanic theme complete with sailor outfits, a panel of six judges deliberated over the winners of the catwalk show.

The top prize was a day with renowned British Hairdresser of the Year, Akin Konizi, at the National Hairdressers’ Federation Southern Region Hair Show in February. The delighted winner was Sonya Scorey, who said:

“My inspiration comes mostly from the icebergs and the sea. I created a posh, ball-gown look with a very high and neat hairstyle, which is then distorted from being in the water.”

Lou Gittens, Head of Faculty at the College, was extremely impressed with the students’ abilities and said:

“Tonight’s performance is an excellent example of what vocational education is all about for young people. The skills, knowledge and expertise that these students have developed over their time at Eastleigh College came together in the culmination of this excellent show. We have young people who are now ready to progress into industry and to develop lifelong careers.”

Over £260 was raised from ticket sales and will go to Solent Mind, the charity chosen by the group of students.

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