Nelson and Colne College has been celebrating the outstanding talents of its Beauty Therapy students at its annual Beauty Competition Evening, held at the ACE Centre, Nelson.

The College has an outstanding reputation for its expertise in the field of Beauty Therapy, with a wealth of experience offered by its tutors who, in addition to owning and managing their own salons, have worked in the industry all over the globe! Every year, students progress into employment in the industry; some even showing true entrepreneurial spirit by opening their own salons. In addition, in previous years, students have gone on to study university courses such as Media Make Up, Complimentary Therapy and Make-Up Artistry and Special Make-Up Effects.

The Beauty Therapy Competition Evening is intended to showcase the talents of its students, who are working towards Beauty Therapy qualifications at all levels. Competition was fierce, with a wide array of skills displayed on the evening – bringing glitz and glamour to the ACE Centre!

The results of the competitions are as follows;

Level 1 – Face Painting -‘Masquerade’

1st – Shamila Azam

2nd – Sidrat Hussain

3rd – Rebecca Watson


School Links – File Polish – ‘After Dark’

1st – Ramisha Chatta


Level 2 – Catwalk Make-up -‘Bond Girls’

1st – Josephine Wood

2nd – Megan Mitson

3rd – Haleema Malik


Level 2 – Fantasy Make-Up -‘Alice in Wonderland’

1st – Stephanie White

2nd – Clare Chapman

3rd – Leanlie Moralde


Level 3 – Body Painting – ‘Musicals’

1st – Jasmine Davies


Level 3 – Hand and Nail Art – ‘Sweets’

1st – Ashley Greenwood

2nd – Bethany Fisk

3rd – Jessica Crossley


Ann Flynn, Head of Division for Beauty, Hairdressing and Hospitality said, “The Beauty Therapy competition evening is an annual event and each year, the standard just gets better and better! The creativity which is on show really is quite amazing – it’s a truly inspiring event! Not only are these students highly skilled therapists, but they are fantastic artists too. As the Head of Division, I am extremely proud of what the students have achieved and I’m sure that they have bright futures ahead of them.”

The evening was very well attended by friends and family of the competitors and potential students, who were keen to see what they might learn in the future on a Beauty Therapy programme at the College.