Hair Show Inspired by Past, Present and Future Trends

Hairdressing students from City College Norwich will be showcasing their creative talent to around 200 guests at their “Philosophy” show, at Drayton Old Lodge, on Monday 28th June.  The event features a photographic exhibition and live demonstrations of styling, inspired by Avant Garde Fantasy, Women in Art and Futuristic themes. 

The nine Hairdressing students all work full-time in local salons and come to college one day a week to train towards an NVQ Level 3.  The eagerly anticipated show gives the students an opportunity to show their own individually created styles and also forms a core part of their assessment for the course.  The photographic shoots of the hairdressers’ work will be used in their portfolios, which will help them to progress through the industry.

The title of the show reflects the freedom that the students were given in creating all aspects of the work on display – not just in the hair styling, but in customising outfits for their models, overseeing make-up (applied by Diploma in Theatrical and Media Make Up students from the college) and setting up and directing the photo shoots.  Working with themes that span past and present influences, as well as looking at future trends, the students were enabled to give full expression to their own philosophy and creative ideas.    

Claire Forkes, 19, from Costessey, whose work will be on show said: “Avant Garde Fantasy was my favourite theme.  I am really pleased with the way my shoot turned out and the outfit, which I made myself, came out so much better than I expected. I am really happy with what I am doing in the demonstration at the exhibition, although I am starting to feel a little nervous.”

Cheryl Pinner, Lecturer in Hair and Beauty Therapy Industries said:
“This has been such a wonderful opportunity for the students to think outside of the box and create some truly amazing styles, I am really impressed with all of their hard work. The work that has gone into the exhibition has provided the students with invaluable experience that will help them in their future careers.  The live demonstrations will give them the confidence to apply their skills under pressure and to be able to participate in similar shows in the future.”

The exhibition takes place at Drayton Old Lodge on Monday 28th June from 6:00pm until 8:00pm.  Tickets are complimentary and are available from the Solutions Salon at City College Norwich (01603 773 229).