Hairdressing students at Langley College brought the Oscars to Berkshire when they staged their 2019 end of year Hair Catwalk Show.

Students took the famous film award ceremony and its iconic golden statue theme to the extreme, impressing the panel of professional judges including Linsey Toon from hairdressing chain Francescos and Ruth White from hair care company Wella.

Salon manager and judge Angel DeFranceschi, who runs the commercial salons at the college’s specialist hairdressing centre, said: “Avant-garde Oscars is a great opportunity for students to really be inventive and experimental with their ideas while drawing on all their training to execute their designs professionally.

“We were impressed with how the students interpreted the brief to demonstrate their skills and technical ability. The techniques used and overall looks have been of a really high standard.”

Student Nikita Gill was named the overall winner for her design ‘Oscar’, Molly Beldom came second with ‘Film Reals’ and Zahida Fasil hit third place with a ‘Futuristic’ inspired creation. Student Lewis Fulton was also recognised as best improved for the year with a classic Oscars style.

Having completed the two year programme the hairdressing students are now fully qualified to work in professional salons. Miss DeFranceschi explained: “During the two years here at Langley our hairdressing students learn all the skills and techniques required to successfully work in this industry.

“Once they leave us they are fully skilled and ready to pick up the scissors in any salon.”

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