Articles from Waltham Forest College

The science of beauty cosmetics explained simply

Rather than spending tons of money on beauty products, students at Waltham Forest College went behind the scenes of a cosmetics lab to uncover the secrets of cosmetics production. The students signed up with the Beau Pro Training Academy for an intensive training programme to formulate organic cosmetics. The programme consists of mastering the scientific elements of cosmetic product making, and the UK laws for selling safe cosmetics. The girls experimented with a combination of raw ingredients to create batches of lip balms, cleansers, moisturisers, face scrub gels and toners; using different quantities of preservatives and oils. They modified their recipes to alter characteristics that contained skin-loving properties such as essential and carrier oils, raw honey, grounded nuts, rosewater, sea salts and more. Amazed by the level of scientific and technical knowledge, Ann Kilili Beauty Therapy student said, ‘It’s good to know how cosmetic products are mixed together and which ones are not to be used. I’ve bought many skincare products in the past and they have not been the best for my skin. Now I know why’. Samantha who has worked for Dermalogica and Phillips Electronics, and is the Founder of Beau Pro Training Academy said, ‘This programme is a new and exciting course that the girls can take to further their career, create their own brand and produce bespoke products for their own customers’. The students became cosmetic chemists and were awarded with a CPD certificate in developing and making their own natural products; paving the way for a successful specialist career. For more information, please contact Mary Cobbina, Marketing Officer on 020 8501 8046 or [email protected]

East meets West: Star Chef luxury lunch with students at Waltham Forest College

Aspiring chefs joined forces with Alyn Williams, a former student and the Owner of Alyn Williams at the Westbury to serve a three-course luxury menu.

GLITZ AND GLAMOUR: Students from Waltham Forest College given taste of fashion world

Waltham Forest College partnered with the London College of Fashion to produce a two-day Fashion Styling Workshop. The fashion students were given a taste of the glitz and glamour of the fashion world when they held their own fashion photo-shoot.

Mission Impossible Trip to London

Travel & Tourism students from Waltham Forest College recently embarked on a trip titled ‘Mission Impossible’ within London on Tuesday 11 October.

Waltham Forest College Higher Education Fair 2016

Nearly 300 students from both full-time and part-time coursesattended this year’s Higher EducationFair, organised by the Careers Team at Waltham Forest College.

Perseverance Pays Off For Waltham Forest College Graduates with “I Can, I Will” Attitude

Whenever Colette Scotton struggled to juggle her nursing studies with the demands of being a mother and grandmother, she simply said to herself: “I can, I will.”

Waltham Forest College Freshers' Fair Sees Hundreds of Students Attend

The start of the new academic year got off to a bang at Waltham Forest College when it hosted its annual Freshers' Fair from Tuesday 13 to Thursday 15 September.

Waltham Forest College Adult Learner Wins Inspirational Festival of Learning Award

Christina Ayinke Omideyi, who lives in Haringey, north London and attends Waltham Forest College, has won the London and South East Social Impact award, as part of Festival of Learning, for her outstanding achievement in adult learning and contribution to her local community. The Festival of Learning Awards showcase and celebrate the wonderful things that learning can achieve for individuals, families, communities and employers.

The Future is Bright for College's Star Students

18th August 2016

Care Home Garden Receives Face-lift Thanks To Prince’s Trust Students

The Prince’s Trust Team programme has been supporting young people from different background and levels of achievement to work together in their local communities. Over the last 25 years, the programme has been developed to meet changing needs, including increasing the focus on employability skills to a more clearly-defined target group.

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