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Hair and Beauty spectacular

Bedford Hair and Beauty students prepare for Show.

Businesses of Bedford rallied to make the return of the Bedford College Hair & Beauty Show a success.

The catwalk event at the Corn Exchange, a highlight of the social calendar in town, had been sadly missed for two years due to lockdowns and restrictions. It came back with a bang on Thursday 26th May with the anticipated fantastic fashions.


Hair and Beauty models for show.
Hair and Beauty show students outside Corn Exchange.
Bedford Hair and Beauty students on their way to Hair and Beauty Show.
Student and model at Hair and Beauty show.

Outstanding styles

Hair and Beauty students from the Brooks High Street training salon, which is part of The Bedford College Group, prepared a range of outstanding styles.

The event was sponsored by Love Bedford, which represents 600+ businesses in the town centre. The BedfordBID organisation gave £500 worth of Love Bedford shopping vouchers as prizes. BedfordBID also arranged for professional filming of the big day – which will be shown across various channels in the coming months.

In addition goodie bags were donated by Body Shop in Silver Street and the finale was a fantastic £150 voucher from Bakers Brothers of St Peter’s Street.

Guests at Hair and Beauty Show.
Students on stage for Hair and Beauty show
Bedford Hair and Beauty students in Hair and Beauty Show.
Students with certificate at Hair and Beauty show.

Training highlights

Gemma Jones from Brooks said:

“This has been an enormous journey for many of our students and to be part of this event is a highlight of training. We are very grateful for the backing we have received from Love Bedford and businesses.”

Sam Laycock, Chair of the BedfordBID said:

“Hair and beauty are two services which cannot be accessed over the internet, these businesses, represented here by their young apprentices and by the trainees of the future, are at the heart of the town centre of Bedford.”


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