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Around the World in Make-up Competition

9 May 2016
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Gloucestershire College’s beauty students will go head-to-head in an Around the World in Make-Up competition at Gloucester Campus on Tuesday 24 May, with renowned make-up artist and founder of the STV cosmetics range, Steve Douch, lined up to judge.

The 37 Level 2 students will be tasked to create a total look, including hair, make-up and an outfit, for a culture, country or era in time, and the results will count towards the Create a Theme unit of their course.

Cultural themes such as an Indian wedding, Africa and Mexican Day of the Dead are proving popular choices among the students, while eras in time could include 1920s flapper, 1980s pop art or even 18th century period make-up.

Students will prepare their models in Gloucester campus’ on-site beauty salon, before presenting their final looks to the judge at 2pm in the Atrium – with exclusive STV cosmetic products on offer to the winners.

Steve Douch said: “I am excited to be judging the make-up competition for the up-and-coming talent in this fast-paced beauty industry. It’s always a pleasure to see the next generation of talented make-up students. STV cosmetics will be helping along the way with a new make-up kit for the winning GC beauty student.”

Nikki Brick, Beauty and Holistic Therapy Lecturer said: “This competition is a fun way for students to be assessed on their Create a Theme unit; they will be assessed on health and safety, and industry standards, as well as their completed looks.

“This is a great opportunity for GC students to show off their skills to a leading industry professional, and also to local businesses, as well as experience the competitiveness of the industry they are working to launch their careers in.”

As with all GC courses, Beauty Therapy Level 2 is a career-focused course which equips ambitious, aspiring beauty therapists with the theory and practical skills needed to be successful.

In addition to make-up, students learn how to expertly deliver facials, massage, waxing, manicures and pedicures, customer service and more in the classroom and through work placements in the College’s on-site and high street salons; seminars and workshops with industry employers and suppliers; external events; and in-house, regional and national competitions.

Level 1 and Level 2 Beauty Therapy is available to study at Gloucester, Forest of Dean and Cheltenham Campus from September 2016. For more information, and to apply online, visit

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