November 2017

That's show business: hair and make-up students team up on glitzy awards show

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Dozens of students from UCB’s range of hair and make-up courses have pulled off a major show in Birmingham celebrating up-and-coming fashion designers from across the region.

So important were the University’s beauty experts to the show that UCB was named an official partner and even landed its own award for Most Supportive Business.

“The day went incredibly well,” said Employability Tutor Cherry Buckley. “It was a fabulous opportunity for our students to work closely with celebrities and industry professionals, and they really pulled it off.”

Specialist Hair and Media Make-upTheatrical Hair and Make-up and Hair and Media Make-up students formed the hair and make-up team to primp models, hosts and celebrities for the star-studded evening. Another small team of students worked closely with stage directors and hosts to gain an insight into the behind-the-scenes running of a major industry event.

UCB was awarded the title of Most Supportive Business and named an official sponsor in honour of students’ dazzling work, which was perfected over two weeks of intensive preparation and rehearsals. Other categories for the awards covered everything from most up-and-coming dance groups to most inspiring emergency services department.

Held at Birmingham’s lavish ICC venue, the Birmingham Inspiration Awards were run in conjunction with Top UK Model 2017, which puts promising models from across the country head-to-head to compete for the title of this year’s Mr and Miss UK Top Model.  The evening gained international attention, with coverage on television, radio and in the press. 

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