Model students

Castleford students hosting their end of year hair and beauty show.'Carla McCone and Rebekah Gibson
Castleford students hosting their end of year hair and beauty show.'Carla McCone and Rebekah Gibson
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BUDDING beauticians and hair stylists flexed their creative muscles to mark the end of their studies.

The departmental face-off between hair and beauty pupils at Glass Houghton’s Skills Xchange, saw them pit their skills against each other to come up with their own take on wedding day glamour.

Helen Saville, programme manager, said: “Each year we hold an internal competition in the hair and beauty department to showcase the students’ work.

“This year’s theme was bridal and they could interpret it however they wanted. Each competitor was responsible for a model to complete the hair and make up to give a total look.

“It’s really useful on a lot of levels, it brings out people’s artistic skills and makes them focus on a project.

“They can make it extremely subdued or they can go wild, but the judges are looking at the finished look, it’s got to be polished.”

Salon owners from across Yorkshire judged the competitiors in three categories.

Methley student Melissa Stowe, 18, impressed with her “beach bride” look to scoop the level one beauty prize, while Robyn Laura Harrison, 18, took the level two accolade for her goth interpretation.

Level two hair winner went to Pontefract student, Roseanne Browning, for her classy 50s look and a judges’ award was given to Natalie Ward for her “punk bride”.