A budding beautician has taken the first prize in a college fashion competition with her fairy-inspired creation.

The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London hosted a competition for beauty therapy students to create a look based on the themes of history, fantasy or special occasions.

Entrants were required to do the make-up, style hair and choose the clothing themselves to complete their creations.

Kasturi Tandel, 34, (pictured third from right) who is taking a level two diploma in beauty therapy, used her 10-year-old daughter’s obsession with fairies as the inspiration for her entry and took the top spot – winning a selection of hair and make-up products donated by Redken.

Second place in the competition was awarded to Valbona Bajrami, 31, and in third was Tudey McKoy, 22, who both opted to create special occasion looks.

Speaking of her creation, Ms Tandel said “I wanted to do something creative and imaginative and so decided on a fantasy fairy look. My daughter is 10 and into fairies, which was part of the inspiration behind it.”

On hand to model the look – which took a total of three hours to put together – was Tandel’s sister-in-law, Malvica Damania, who said: “I wish I could keep this look all day, but I’ve got to go to work later and don’t think I could turn up like this!”

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