Hair and beauty students get some industry advice at special college week

Hairdressing and beauty therapy students took part in a special industry week at West Nottinghamshire College this month.

The event immersed students in a range of masterclasses, workshops and practical sessions.

Some of the students who took part in the industry week at West Nottinghamshire College

Some of the students who took part in the industry week at West Nottinghamshire College

Trainee hairdressers took part in a long-hair masterclass and were able to glean new cutting and colouring techniques during their competitions.

They also took part in a cut and restyle time challenge, supported by Francesco Group.

Beauty students were able to practice a new style of massaging using a bamboo cane, which replaces the therapist’s hands, and is used to give a deep, firm massage.

And a prosthetics workshop was organised for students to learn the art of applying make-up and materials to recreate wounds and bruises.

Some very realistic looks were produced which are often used in film and television when staging injuries on actors’ bodies.