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Hair and Beauty students step back in time for heritage event

Hair And Beauty Students Step Back In Time For Heritage Event

CWA Hair and beauty students snipped back in time on Saturday, as they showcased hair and beauty through the ages at West Norfolk Council s Beer, Butchers and Barbers event.

The Saturday Market Place in King s Lynn was transformed as a part of the Heritage Open Day weekend. Traders from local breweries served up bottles of real ale, butchers stopped tummies from rumbling with barbecued bangers and traditional meat products. There was even a local street group to perform to passers-by.

Hairdressing and media make-up students put on displays throughout the afternoon for the public to sit back and enjoy, in the marquee near the historical King s Lynn Minster.

They entertained those that entered the marquee with demonstrations of how hair and beauty trends have changed over time, since the Elizabethan period. Students dressed in period costume to complete their makeovers, with the swinging 60s, 1940s servicewoman and the 1920s flapper era on display.

Beauty students also offered free face painting and media makeup demonstrations in between their on-stage demonstrations. Children spent time having fake war wounds painted on their hands and arms, while parents sat back and watched displays on stage.

Carole Gallagher, Programme Manager for hair and beauty said: This was a fantastic event.

It was great for the students to have a chance to experiment with different beauty eras and brilliant to see them interacting with potential new clients, showcasing exactly what we can offer at the College of West Anglia.

The students were nervous at times but gained valuable experience and confidence and produced some great hair styles and make-up.

These events are of great value to both our students for the experience and the department as a whole.

Steven King, Project Officer Townscape Heritage Initiative, said: The skills and the knowledge shown by all the students was fantastic.

It was great to have them on board, ensuring that this most traditional of skills is kept going, and was showcased right in the heart of the St Margaret s Townscape Heritage Initiative area.

Posted on 16/09/15.

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Hair and Beauty students step back in time for heritage event

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