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Sara's Sweet Success Story

We recently spoke to one of our students, Sara Bawan, about her WAES journey. Sara studied BTEC Level 3 in production arts and now shares with us her sweet success story after her stunning candy-themed designs were shown as part of the 2017 WAES fashion show.


Tell us a little bit about your background?

I came to the UK in 2002 with my family from Iraq, political issues there meant that my parents sought a brighter future for us.

Although I miss it and I go back to visit every few years the UK is home to me now. It is much more liberal and free here, with far more options to study and work.

What made you decide to study with WAES?

It was recommended to me by a friend and I was excited about the opportunity to study and there were so many good courses to choose from.

Tell us a bit about your studies?

My teachers at WAES were amazing and it was a great opportunity to combine make-up and hair and involve my art also - WAES is just a great place to study a course.

I've just finished studying my Level 3 Course in Production Arts at WAES and I'm planning on going to University next year to carry on further studies.

What was your inspiration for the 2017 WAES fashion show? 

The idea came about from a candy theme. I used to study photography so I am sometimes influenced by my previous creations as well as by fashion industry trends. 

What are your plans or vision for the future?

I've worked on some short films and also helped out friends who have needed a make-up artist and really enjoyed doing that.

I have a hairdressing background but once I've finished at university I'd love to be a make-up artist for film and theatre - special effects make-up in particular would be amazing to work on.


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