The Bedford College annual Hair and Beauty Show is always the talk of the town – especially now it is promoted on Instagram by social media experts Yakety Yak.
Using the #lovebedford the show was last year pushed across Instagram aimed at young men and women who can picture themselves chasing a creative career. The show always includes a catwalk of fun fashion, outrageous outfits and hair-raising styles. And this year there will be Love Bedford gift voucher prizes of £50 on offer for the best photographs shared on Instagram with @lovebedford1
The theme, at the Bedford Corn Exchange event, is Carnival with colourful costumes to match the multi-dyed hair and creative make-up. The event takes place on the evening of Thursday May 17th and the audience includes 100s of employers and families of the students.
Students train all year round in the Bedford High Street salon Brooks, run by Bedford College as a “real life working environment”.
Town centre and industry businesses will be showing support for the students of the Brooks High Street training salon and spa. This year big names like Body Shop are sponsors. BedfordBID, which markets the town under the Love Bedford brand, will be main sponsors
Head of Hair and Beauty at the Bedford College Brooks salon Kerry Attfield said: “This is a well established spectacle which students work hard to make more exciting every year. None of it would be possible without the support of industry suppliers and town centre businesses.
“It is a catwalk display of the talents of our students and we hope will encourage other young people to think about the possibilities of a creative career in Hair & Beauty.”
Christina Rowe Director of BedfordBID said:
“We have a large selection of hair and beauty businesses in the town centre who send their staff to the college for training. This event is a glamorous showcase of the best in Bedford.”
Tickets for the event can be bought via the Bedford Corn Exchange Box Office (or via students).