Beauty therapy students at Strode College have been showing off their creative flair and technical make-up skills by creating movie character looks.

The students worked in pairs, one as model and one as make-up artist, to put together a total look including make-up, hair, nails and clothes for an annual competition at the college.

Marcie Mickleburgh, course manager for level 2 beauty and therapy students, told FE Week: “The students have two and a half hours, and it is timed very strictly.

“Three judges then come round and take about 15 minutes to decide before going off and having a chat, coming back and announcing the winners.”

From Strode’s Level 2 beauty therapy Course, first prize went to ‘Black Swan’, modelled by Sophie Farmer from Somerton with makeup by Roxy Hannam from West Chinnock, Crewkerne. Second prize went to ‘Aavatar’, modelled by Laura Cobden from Martock, with makeup by Laura Beale from South Petherton.