A selection of Brooksby Melton College Hair and Beauty students were recently given a fantastic opportunity to participate in a workshop with industry-expert make-up artist and bridal hair stylist, Rachel Liney!
The masterclass allowed the students to learn all about Rachel’s experiences with developing a successful business within the Hair and Beauty industry.
Rachel brought in a variety of make-up products from both high-end and high street brands, including Illamasqua, Chanel, Michael Kors, Mac, Bobbi Brown, Urban Decay and more. These products were used by Rachel to demonstrate a range of new techniques for the students to learn. The students then used a selection of these products to re-create the look that Rachel demonstrated, learning how to both create a look and how to transform bridal looks into high fashion looks.
The students who impressed Rachel the most were also given the opportunity to complete a period of work experience with her within the Hair and Beauty industry.
Erin Payne, Level 2 Hair and Media Make-Up student at BMC, said ‘Rachel was amazing when she came in to BMC. I really enjoyed learning about her journey into the Hair and Beauty industry as she has had a wide variety of experience in bridal and TV looks. She gave us loads of tips and I learnt the importance of being confident when starting out in the industry. It was fantastic to learn about working in the hair and beauty industry from a professional perspective.
Studying Hair and Media Make-Up at BMC has also given me a range of other fantastic opportunities, such as working on stage make-up for SKY Theatre, and going on trips to Clothes Show Live and Hair and Beauty UK.’
Emma Balch, Hairdressing lecturer at BMC, commented ‘I want to thank Rachel for coming and sharing her expertise with our Level 2 Hair and Media Make-Up and Level 3 Hairdressing students. The students thoroughly enjoyed spending the day with her and using her expertise to hone their own skills and techniques. In fact, they all stayed at college for an extra 45 minutes as they were engrossed in the knowledge and skills that they were gaining!’
As a part of the recent £27.7million investment, Hair and Beauty students at BMC have benefitted from brand new industry-standard salons in which they are able to work with paying clients, equipping them with all of the skills needed for employment within the Hair and Beauty industry. To find out more about the range of Hair, Beauty, and Hair and Media Make-Up courses offered at BMC, go to www.brooksbymelton.ac.uk/hairandbeauty.