THE heady world of scrunch drying, classical bobs and ‘layering through’ went into overdrive at Barrow College of Further Education in February 1990 as hairdressing students hit the hairdryers and tongs in an all-day competition.
The hairdressing department was a scene of wet hair, wet towels and concentration, wrote The Mail’s reporter.
Around 40 students from the two-year course at the Howard Street college entered sections of the contest, with ‘day style’ open to first years only and ‘fashion style’ open to second years alone.
Weeks of preparation and practice on obliging ‘models’, who included relatives, friends and fellow students, finally came to a head with invited guests and judges from the trade marking the results.
“And if you still think hairdressing is about shampoo and sets, one look at the competition’s Fantasia section would have made your hair curl,” wrote The Mail.
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