Cosmetology college students from throughout the state had been arduous at work Friday within the Concord Regional Technical Center’s cosmetology studio as they ready for the annual Hair Fashion Show later within the night.This yr, college students had been tasked with designing and styling their very own variations of “legendary hair.” The designs underway Friday afternoon included Greek goddesses and demons.The contest winners obtained skilled styling instruments, and all contributors obtained scholarships for beauty and magnificence college.Forty-five college students representing 15 faculties participated within the competitors Friday within the Concord High School auditorium. Last yr’s occasion concerned solely two faculties, CRTC and Nashua Technology Center, and 2020’s competitors was canceled due to the pandemic.“This is the most important group I’ve ever had,” CRTC cosmetology instructor Kimberly Hannon mentioned. “That is so thrilling. I’m so pleased.”In addition to displaying their expertise, college students have an opportunity to community with others pursuing a profession in cosmetology, an trade that’s teeming with alternatives, Hannon mentioned.“In our trade, there was a scarcity earlier than COVID hit, and when COVID hit it made a good larger demand for folks in our trade,” she mentioned. “When we are saying it’s a billion-dollar occupation, we’re not mendacity. Nobody believes us, but it surely’s a billion-dollar trade. It’s a occupation [where] if you go away college you’ll get gainful employment and you’ll generate income.”In previous years, college students have designed makeup, costumes and hairstyles for a wide range of themes.In 2019, the type groups had been assigned to recreate and current a design impressed by a singer or music group.Two years earlier, the artists made their fashions seem as animals underneath the theme of “A Day on the Zoo,” which included a giraffe, parrot, lion and elephant.“It’s an superior alternative for college kids to exhibit their craft, study to work as a group, get actually inventive, type of break all the principles,” Hannon mentioned.