WACKY hairstyles were the order of the day as hairdressing students at Nelson and Colne College staged their annual competition evening.

The students showcased their skills during the evening as they created different styles for a range of categories.

Each year, designs for the imaginative competition categories get more inventive and unusual.

The avant garde competition is usually the most popular, and outrageous category, as students try to outdo each other to create the most bizarre, eye-catching and imaginative style on willing participants.

Hundreds of people turned up to the show to see the work of the students and the designs they had created.

Ann Flynn, head of the Beauty, Hair and Hospitality division at the college, said: “The hairdressing competition evening is an annual event, and the standard just gets better and better.

“The creativity, imagination and talent that is showcased on the evening is extraordinary. Each competition category allows the students to interpret the theme and demonstrate their own unique creative flair.

“The Level 3 Hairdressing students also produced a hair show with an avant garde theme, which they choreographed. This was a real highlight of the evening.

“The hairdressing department has established a reputation for helping talented hairstylists to reach the very top in their profession, whether as a salon owner or manager, working as a top stylist on board cruise liners, and some even return to teach at College and pass on their skills and experience to others.

“The teaching team are all very proud of what their students have achieved at the competition event, and I am sure that all the students will have bright futures ahead of them in a fantastic industry where they can travel the world.”