Wisbech hair and beauty students teach FACET tips and tricks of the trade

PUBLISHED: 16:02 02 November 2017 | UPDATED: 16:02 02 November 2017

FACET pamper workshop at the College of West Anglia Wisbech campus. PHOTO: Harry Rutter

FACET pamper workshop at the College of West Anglia Wisbech campus. PHOTO: Harry Rutter

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Students from the College of West Anglia (CWA) welcomed FACET into the training salon today (November 2) to teach them the tricks of the trade and for a 'pamper' day.

FACET pamper workshop at the College of West Anglia Wisbech campus. PHOTO: Harry RutterFACET pamper workshop at the College of West Anglia Wisbech campus. PHOTO: Harry Rutter

A variety of workshops were available from nail painting to hair styling.

FACET pamper workshop at the College of West Anglia Wisbech campus. PHOTO: Harry RutterFACET pamper workshop at the College of West Anglia Wisbech campus. PHOTO: Harry Rutter

This isn’t the first time CWA students worked with FACET - hair and beauty students provided similar services at the FACET summer ball.

FACET pamper workshop at the College of West Anglia Wisbech campus. PHOTO: Harry RutterFACET pamper workshop at the College of West Anglia Wisbech campus. PHOTO: Harry Rutter

Kris Harrold, FACET general manger, said: “This was an opportunity for my students to use equipment and tools which we can’t provide them with, and hopefully they’ll learn a few beauty tips along the way.”

FACET pamper workshop at the College of West Anglia Wisbech campus. PHOTO: Harry RutterFACET pamper workshop at the College of West Anglia Wisbech campus. PHOTO: Harry Rutter

Based in March, FACET provides training and day care for adults with disabilities. The charity currently has 137 students who attend classes, and four teachers who run gateway qualifications in catering, retail, employability and English.

FACET pamper workshop at the College of West Anglia Wisbech campus. PHOTO: Harry RutterFACET pamper workshop at the College of West Anglia Wisbech campus. PHOTO: Harry Rutter

The college also teaches carpentry and horticulture, and students can sell their woodworks and plants on-site, or through the four FACET charity shops which are located in March, Chatteris and Whittlesey.

FACET pamper workshop at the College of West Anglia Wisbech campus. PHOTO: Harry RutterFACET pamper workshop at the College of West Anglia Wisbech campus. PHOTO: Harry Rutter

In late September, hair and beauty students from CWA provided FACET students with complementary services for their summer ball.

FACET pamper workshop at the College of West Anglia Wisbech campus. PHOTO: Harry RutterFACET pamper workshop at the College of West Anglia Wisbech campus. PHOTO: Harry Rutter

At the time, Natazha Green, teaching support officer for creative arts hair and beauty, had hoped that it would be the start of a strong relationship between the colleges, and this certainly seems to be the case.

FACET pamper workshop at the College of West Anglia Wisbech campus. PHOTO: Harry RutterFACET pamper workshop at the College of West Anglia Wisbech campus. PHOTO: Harry Rutter

Natazha organised for FACET students to attend the ‘pamper’ workshop about hair, skin and makeup at CWA.

FACET pamper workshop at the College of West Anglia Wisbech campus. PHOTO: Harry RutterFACET pamper workshop at the College of West Anglia Wisbech campus. PHOTO: Harry Rutter

Mr Harrold said: ‘Developing confidence is the biggest factor here. My students are unlikely to have been in a college environment the size of CWA, so it was great for them experience it for themselves, and see where the hair and beauty students work.

FACET pamper workshop at the College of West Anglia Wisbech campus. PHOTO: Harry RutterFACET pamper workshop at the College of West Anglia Wisbech campus. PHOTO: Harry Rutter

“It was also an opportunity for them to use equipment and tools which we can’t provide them with, and hopefully they’ll learn a few beauty tips along the way!”

FACET pamper workshop at the College of West Anglia Wisbech campus. PHOTO: Harry RutterFACET pamper workshop at the College of West Anglia Wisbech campus. PHOTO: Harry Rutter

Natazha is looking forward to working with FACET again, and believes it will be of huge benefit.

FACET pamper workshop at the College of West Anglia Wisbech campus. PHOTO: Harry RutterFACET pamper workshop at the College of West Anglia Wisbech campus. PHOTO: Harry Rutter

She said: “This was an opportunity for CWA students to work with clients who have lower-level learning disabilities, which is great equality and diversity training for them.

“In addition, it was an opportunity to be the teachers, and not the students, that will provide them with a sense of professionalism and independence. It was also a chance for them to showcase the skills they have learned to date.”

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