Bedford’s beauty spot

Sitting pretty, left, is Erika Graham, who is a hopeful for the Top Model 21 competition in September, and Ewa Spetana who was a gold star in the sunshine. They’re having a coffee at The Gallery, part of a well established arts and crafts business in Howard Street.

Howard Street in Bedford became a “beauty spot” when students from Brooks Hair & Beauty training salon took to the streets for a photocall.

The part-time students were marking the completion of their course with a display of creative skills and stepped out into the sunshine to show off their plumage and costumes.

Bedford College Advanced Practitioner Melissa Peacock said: “Social distancing has made this a particularly challenging year for Hair and Beauty students but they have come up trumps and proved they are not only resilient but also talented.

“I’m looking forward to seeing their progression within the industry, some have already secured new employment. If the lockdown has proven anything, it is how much we value our professional beauty therapists and hairdressers.”