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College stages ‘Elements vs Seasons’ Hair Show Spectacular

25 March 2016

City College Brighton and Hove Hairdressing students and their models recently showcased some spectacular hairstyles with an ‘Elements vs Seasons’-themed Hair Show at the College’s Pelham Street Main Hall.

The theme provided the students with the opportunity to let their imaginations run riot with glamorous stylings taking inspiration from both the changing seasons and the elements of fire, earth, air and water. The event, a charity fundraiser for Macmillan Cancer Support which raised over £1,500 on the night, featured around 110 students. The grand total raised by the College for Macmillan since 2009 is £9,000.

'Elements vs Seasons’ Hair Show 2016

'Elements vs Seasons’ Hair Show 2016

The event’s VIP judges this year included Gogglebox’s Stephen Webb and Chris Steed as well as top industry professionals from Toni & Guy and TIGI International. Also among the judges was local salon owner and former student Simon Webster, who was the ‘Best in Show’ winner of the event exactly 30 years ago and now runs a successful salon in North Laine. Commenting on this year’s Best in Show winner Simon Nix, Simon said: 'The execution was absolutely spot-on with lots of braids and intricate work and every single aspect was using natural hair. It’s also absolutely lovely to come back to where I first learnt my trade. The College is a fantastic training ground for local stylists and its showing some great flair and creativity.'

Gogglebox star and proprietor of Hurstpierpoint salon Lustig & Webb Stephen Webb added: 'Some of the work the 2nd and 3rd years were doing, I couldn’t do myself – it was amazing. I’m keen to support this event because the next Trevor Sorbie or Toni & Guy could be amongst that group of students. The hairdressing team here feels like a family. Everyone’s really friendly, they all seem to get on really well and the students clearly get huge support.'

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