OUTRAGEOUS haircuts and extreme styling was the order of the day as Sussex Coast College Hastings held its annual hair and beauty awards night.
More than 200 people filled the atrium at the town centre college as students showcased all they had learned over the last 12 months.
And as well cutting-edge clothes and fashionable hair cuts, there was also a elaborate nail-art and immaculate make-up.
The college’s Trudi Sealy told the audience: “We are lucky enough to have extremely talented and hard working students.
“We would give each of them an award if we could, but we have selected a few of our very best.”
A string of students then stepped onto stage to receive their awards from curriculum leader Jill Silverthorne and Corin Capsalis from Wella International.
Among those praised for their efforts were Danielle Samson, Sarah Devlin, Jessica Skilton, Kirsty Lushey, Holly Brister, Hannah Waters, Lorna Gurr, Jessica McCabe, Cindy Mitchell, Amber Young, Megan Kennard, Charisse Gubbin and Katie Bunce.
Charlotte Kemp was named winner in the make-up and nail-art category, Nichola Stannard in the make-up section and Jess Prunty came top in of the nail-art group.
Winner of the NVQ2 Beauty Therapy Most Progress Award was Lorna Gurr, who told the Observer: “I thoroughly enjoyed the awards ceremony, it made all the hard work worthwhile.
“My prize of £200 worth of spa products will help me to offer professional treatments once I complete my studies. I’m really enjoying this year on the Spa Therapy course.”
And as well as the awards, there was also entertainment from the ACROMAX gymnastic group and excerpts from Hair: The Musical from the college’s performing arts students .
International stylist-to-the-stars Patrick Cameron opened the hair and beauty departments back in March and the college currently has more than 200 students enrolled on the course.