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Mardi Gras meets The MET at charity Hair and Make-up Show!

Students at Greater Brighton Metropolitan College wowed a packed audience of fashion lovers with their annual Hair and Make-up show. This year’s theme was Mardi Gras, which saw some incredibly creative creations from students studying at both Central Brighton and Broadwater Campuses.

The show, which took place at the college’s Pelham Street Main Hall, was compèred by Heart FM’s Nicola Hume and featured over 120 students studying a variety of hair and make-up courses. The event also marked the launch of a new partnership between the MET and the Francesco Group, which will operate salons within the college. This vital link to the industry will give students hands-on experience in a professional environment as well as being an asset to the local communities who patronise the salons.

This year’s VIP judges were: Rachel Hunt (Francesco Group), Daniel Lustig, Stephen Webb and Jacqui Taylor (Lustig and Webb) and Dan Leo Stanley and Lora Griffin (Simon Webster Hair)

Judge, Lora Griffin said:

“I’m pleased to be involved as I want to support local hairdressing. I had a sporadic, broken education so the fact that the MET are offering such high quality education, with career opportunities afterwards is something I think is really exciting and quite special. All the judges were really blown away with the standard.”

Judge, Daniel Lustig (who features on Channel 4’s Gogglebox) said:

“I love judging this competition – it’s good fun and an opportunity to see who the next big talent out there is going to be.” 

This year’s Best in Show prizewinner (across all categories) was: Djenabu Miranda (pictured in red) with her stunning creation featuring glorious feathers. The full list of runners-up and winners is below.

The show raised money for a local charity called The Sussex Cancer Fund, which was established in 1981 to work with the NHS to create new and improved facilities providing the best possible cancer care for Sussex. The charity is very close to the hearts of several MET staff members within the Hair and Beauty team.

Runners up and winners

Level 1 runner up Worthing: Danielle Macari

Level 1 winner Worthing: Dianna Spasska

Level 1 runner up Brighton: Alish Frappe

Level 1 winner Brighton: Paige Griffiths

Level 2 under 19 runner up: Lucy Hancocks

Level 2 under 19 winner: Kitty Saunby

Level 2 over 19 runner up: Martina Petrova

Level 2 over 19 winner: Indre Jonusiate

Level 2 hair and makeup artistry runner up: Laura Wickham

Level 2 hair and makeup artistry winner: Lauren Gibson

Level 3 under 19 runner up: Ellie Gunn

Level 3 under 19 winner: Jade Lacey

Level 3 over 19 runner up: Sian Broadway

Level 3 over 19 winner: Sandra Taylor

Level 3 media hair and makeup runner up: Isabella Finlay-Smith

Level 3 media hair and makeup winner: Nazia Shiekh

Best in Show: Djenabu Miranda

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