Romford fashion show: Return of the 80s

FLUORESCENT make-up, glow-in-the-dark jewellery and big hair – it could only be a trip back to the 1980s for an annual college fashion show.

Hairdressing and make-up students took their inspiration from the clothes and fashion of the 1980s at the Redbridge College 80s Revival Show in Barley Lane, Little Heath, last week.

More than 40 models took to the catwalk to music from Madonna to Michael Jackson.

They were watched by industry experts, including director of London salon Daniel Galvin.

The evening was part of an assessment for those on the level three hairdressing course, and students were also competing for the top prize.

The winner was Adelina Lala, 26, from Ilford, who took inspiration from hairdresser Patrick Cameron.

Stephen Nurse, director of operations at Daniel Galvin, said: “The effort and skill level was outstanding and everyone should feel really proud. Adelina’s hairstyle was on point, perfectly executed and definitely something I could easily see in Vogue magazine.

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“I would love to come back to the college soon with my team and work with the students.”

Other judges on the panel included Steve Faulkner, from industry supplies retailer Capital Hair & Beauty and VTCT external verifier Keith Salter.

The college raised �300 for Whizz Kidz, its charity of the year, through entry and raffle ticket sales.