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The MET’s ‘Burtonesque’ Showcase for Macmillan

5 April 2017

The MET’s hairdressing and make-up students impressed the audience at the recent ‘Burtonesque’ Hair and Make Up Show with eccentric hairstyles and make-up showcased on models. With the quirky film director and animator Tim Burton as the theme, gothic and outlandish styles became the norm.

The Show, which took place at the College’s Pelham Street Main Hall, was compèred by Juice FM’s Hanna Neter and featured over 120 students studying a variety of hair and make-up courses.

Best in Show - Jade Lacey

This year’s VIP judges included the Director of Eden Hair and Beauty, Alice Robson, and Daniel Lustig, co-owner of Lustig and Webb.

Simon Nix, who won last year’s Best in Show award said:

"I love the Tim Burton theme and was blown away by the standard this year. The students had managed to pull together the complete package on hair, make-up and costumes."

Judge, Daniel Lustig said:

"This is my second year of judging and it is incredibly difficult as the work is outstanding across the board. Clearly a huge amount of work has gone into tonight and it has been inspirational to see the up and coming talent in the industry locally."

This year’s best in show prize winner (across all categories) was Jade Lacey; the first time a level 2, 16-18 year old student has won over more experienced level 3 students. In the same level 2 category, the first prize went to 16 year old day release hairdressing apprentice, Kelly Hancock, from the V Hive salon in Brighton.

The MET’s annual Hair and Make-Up Show has been fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support since 2009, to date raising over £10,500; £1,200 of which was raised at this year’s event.