Staff and students from the hair and beauty department at Bridgwater and Taunton College had a lesson on sustainability during a recent trip to Spain.
The aim of the trip was to get students involved with the Green Salon project in Malaga, which develops innovative ways of promoting sustainability in the hair and beauty sector in schools, colleges and businesses.
During the visit, staff and students played a vital role in the next stages of the project, developing educational tools for use within the hairdressing industry across the EU.
Lucinda Vaughan, curriculum manager for hair and beauty at the college, said: “As a college we are so fortunate to be linked with such an important project. This trip has enabled our students to collaborate with a group of international students to discuss ideas, produce an industry video and visit Spanish salons.”
The trip also included a visit to L’Oréal Green Academy in Madrid, a salon which combines the application of modern technology and the use of environmentally friendly materials to develop a new method of hairdressing for future generations.
Featured picture: Tutor Lucinda Vaughan, centre, Rebecca Franks, top left, Melanie Sukevic, bottom left, Sophie Westlake, top right, Ellie-Mae Davies, bottom right