Hairdressing students created a collection of stunning bridal looks with a difference when they took part in a college competition.
Students from the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL) were asked to produce an avant-garde bridal style, which reflected a mood board of their ideas.
Many of the looks took inspiration from the seasons with autumn, winter and summer popular choices, while others looked to nature, including a peacock and butterfly designs.
Kamila Zhuraeva, 34, produced the winning style inspired by a summer hanging basket with her intricate towering hair design, and her model wearing a flowing lilac dress adorned with colourful flowers.
She said: “I am very happy to have won. I did not have time to look at the others because I was concentrating so much on my own work, but looking at them now they’re all beautiful.
“Everyone really deserved first place, it was just my day.”
Second place went to Rositsa Angelova, 30, for her autumn fairy look, which featured a bird’s nest design on a huge beehive style and her model wearing an autumnal coloured dress decorated with leaves.
She said: “I’m very happy. I practised the braiding at home so I did not feel rushed and luckily everything went right. Everyone has done amazingly well, and it’s given me a lot of confidence.”
Kamila was presented with a first prize of a pair of hair straighteners and hair products donated by hairdressing suppliers Chris & Sons in Enfield, with Roseta receiving a pair of straighteners as runner-up.
There was also a prize of a pair of curling tongs for the best mood board, which went to Marinela Trendafili, 34, who also created an autumnal themed look.
The competition was judged by Yvonne Stevens, from Chris & Sons, special occasion hair specialist Lynn Bayford and former art student Pinar Azizoglu.
On behalf of all the judges, Lynn said: “The standard of the students’ entries was amazing. Each year it just gets better and better.
“Their inspiration and creativity was excellent and reflected their mood boards perfectly. They had clearly all worked very hard and put in a massive effort.”
Maria Hadjinicolaou, Curriculum Manager for Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy, said: “The students all did amazingly well. They should be very proud of themselves.”
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