Nelson and Colne College Sixth Form’s outstanding Beauty Therapy students showed off their impressive skills at the annual Beauty Therapy Competition Evening, held this year in the College’s own commercial salons!

The College has an outstanding reputation for expertise in Beauty Therapy. The tutors have a huge range of experience working in salons across the UK. Each year, students progress directly into employment or higher education, studying university courses including Media Make Up, Complimentary Therapy and Make-Up Artistry and Special Make-Up Effects. Some students have even shown true, impressive entrepreneurial spirit in opening their own salons!

The annual Beauty Therapy Competition Evening is intended to showcase the exceptional talents of its students. The Beauty Therapy students involved are all working toward their Beauty Therapy qualifications, at a variety of different levels. The Evening divided students into different competitions based on their interests and their Level. Level 1 students participated in Face Painting: Animal Fever; Level 2 students could participate in Fantasy Make-Up: Disney and Catwalk Make-Up: Hollywood Glamour; and Level 3 students participated in Hand and Nail Art: Board Games.

Competition amongst the students was fierce, and there was a wide array of skills on display. The students brought glitz and glamour right into the College, making it a fantastic evening for all!

The results of the competitions are as follows:

Level 1 – Face Painting – ‘Animal Fever’
1st – Taranjot Kaur
2nd – Saima Rehman
3rd – Stephanie Riley

Level 2 – Fantasy Make-Up – ‘Disney’
1st – Sidra Hussain
2nd – Marketa Holeckova
3rd – Courtney Hartley

Level 2 – Catwalk Make-Up – ‘Hollywood Glamour’
1st – Shamila Azam
2nd – Alayna Jabeen
3rd – Kira Dugdale

Level 3 – Hand and Nail Art – ‘Board Games’
1st – Megan Bates
2nd – Bethany Rapson
3rd – Haleema Malik

Joanna Whiteley, Curriculum Leader for Beauty Therapy, said, “All of the students showed fantastic skills and a real commitment to excel in the industry they have chosen! All competitions were well attended, giving the judges a real problem when awarding points. All staff work exceptionally hard to make the competition a success and the students really did their bit to make this year’s competition one of the most enjoyable. Well done everyone, I am extremely proud of you all.”

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