Bradford College, you beauty!

Competitors' models in the WorldSkills Beauty Therapy competition

The beauty of Bradford College was on full display as it played host to a prestigious student competition.

Sixty beauty students from 25 colleges and training providers across the region descended on the college to take part in two days of regional heats of the prestigious WorldSkills UK competition.

Using the state-of-the-art hair and beauty salons in the David Hockney Building on Great Horton Road, the students battled it out in tough heats testing their skills in beauty therapy, media, fashion and photographic make up and nail technology.

WorldSkills UK Competitions bring together students, apprentices and young people from across the country to compete to be the best in their chosen skill.

Competitors came from as far afield as West Nottinghamshire College, Carlisle College and Wigan and Leigh College.

More than 60 different regional WorldSkills UK competition take place every year in a huge variety of disciplines from cooking to carpentry and robotics to restaurant service.

Heat winners can progress to the national competition, The Skills Show, which is held in Birmingham later this year with winners from there possibly being selected to Squad UK and ultimately Team UK which could see them compete on the world stage.

Janice Noble, Programme Area Leader for the Services Industries at Bradford College, said: “It has been a pleasure for Bradford College to host WorldSkills UK Beauty Therapy regional heats.

“WorldSkills UK is a fantastic opportunity for students to show case their skills and talents. The standard of work produced by the talented competitors has been exceptional. It has been an exciting couple of days for the college and hair and beauty department to host the event.”

Bradford College offers a number of hair and beauty courses at a variety of levels with places still available on courses starting in September.

Anyone interested can call 01274 433 333 for more details, visit the website or pop down to the college’s next open day on Thursday August 24 between 11am and 2pm to take a look at the salons and speak with tutors.