Young hairdressers in Somerset produced a hair-raising collection of styles for Norton Radstock College’s annual competition.

They took part in a variety of sections and chose themes ranging from ‘vintage burlesque’ to ‘tropical paradise’ in the creative avant-garde/fantasy section.

Chair of the judges and salon owner Scott Green said: “It has been very challenging for us as the standard has been exceptionally high.”

Siobhan Hillman, 23, from Midsomer Norton, was the unanimous choice as outstanding student of the year after she took first place for the total look colour enhancement section and the second slot in avant-garde/fantasy with a masquerade look inspired by her giant African snails.

Jayne Withers, senior curriculum leader for hair, beauty and photography, said: “I have been impressed by the quality of what has been created. It is a challenge for the students and it pushes them, but they have produced some stunning work.”

Featured image caption: Siobhan Hillman, 23, and her snail-inspired masquerade look modelled by former level three hairdressing student Sarah Moon, 24