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Student styles hair for glossy magazine

A hairdressing student from Sussex Coast College Hastings was recently given the opportunity to have her work featured in a local magazine.

The Wealden Times, a lifestyle magazine for Kent and Sussex, enlisted the help of Libby Meech to produce two different hairstyles for a photo shoot, one of which was for a wedding shoot.

Libby, who is studying on the Level 2 Hairdressing course, welcomed two models into the Plaza Hair and Beauty Salon at the college, so that she could style their hair before they headed off to the photo shoot location.

The first style was back-combed to give volume, and featured in a clothing advert. For the second style, Libby loosely curled the hair to create an elegant, wavy look, which she then finished with lavender and a purple ribbon.

Libby said: “I have always loved doing hair. From a young age I was always doing my friends hair and knew that I wanted to have a career in hairdressing.”

“I was quite nervous to be honest, because it was the first time that I had styled hair, that wasn’t just for fun. The magazine told me how they wanted each shoot to look, and they challenged me to come up with the styles that would fit the theme.”

“I was able to be quite creative with the styles, and the magazine editors were really happy with what I came up with. It has been a great experience and I’m now able to use the styles in my portfolio.”

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