Over 120 students were involved in a Circus and Fairground themed fashion show and competition at Southport College. Staff and students from Art & Design, Beauty Therapy, Graphic Design, Hairdressing, Media, Painting & Decorating, Photography and Hospitality & Catering courses joined forces to host a dazzling evening of fashion and entertainment.

The collaboration saw hospitality students welcoming visitors to the event with a range of fairground themed snacks they had produced in the College’s training restaurant, Clouds. The circus-themed stage was designed and assembled by Painting and Decorating students. The models took to the stage and showcased costume designs produced by our Art students with hair and make-up design by our Hair and Beauty students. Media and photography students were on hand to document the event and a musical interlude provided by even more of Southport College’s talented students kept guests entertained while the judging took place.

The judges were made up of a panel of industry representatives including Reece Salon Birkdale, The Style Room Formby, Dennis Williams Hair and Beauty supplies and L’Oréal. They had the unenviable task of choosing between such high-quality work but eventually settled on the following outcomes.

To view a gallery of the event click here
The award winners were:

1st Elina Lapsa 
2nd Leanne Ray 
3rd Elizabeth Bishop-Phillips

Beauty Therapy:
1st Isabelle Savin
2nd Sophie Hindley
3rd Charley Price

Art & Design:
1st Yeanah Lindars
3rd Zoe Cunningham
2nd Lauren Tissot

Sue Dawe, Curriculum Leader for Hairdressing and Event Director said:

“It was truly wonderful to see such collaboration taking place and the standard of work from all the students was breathtaking.  The judges from industry kindly gave their time up and we are extremely grateful to them and our very generous sponsors. We are already planning next year’s event which we hope to have even more students involved in!”


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