Saturday night was a night of glitz and glamour at the Nungua Junction Mall in Accra with the hosting of the Abrantie College Runway.
Abrantie Runway is a platform for the exhibition of latest trends in hairstyles, makeovers and outfits.
On display on the night were latest casuals, official and Avante grade hairstyles and extravagant makeovers, with final year students of the Abrantie College, a beauty and fashion design school, thrilling their audience with sexy cat walks.
The event attracted a huge following, as many fashion lovers abandoned other activities to make it to the venue.
Shoppers who visited the busy mall could not help but find their way to the outdoor fashion show, apparently to see the latest trends for themselves and not to wait to be told by others.
And students and lecturers of Abrantie College did what they know best on the night by not disappointing their audience, as they displayed some of the latest artistically superb casuals, officials and Avante grade hairstyles and extravagant makeovers to the admiration of many who attended the show.
Experienced Cosmetologist and Founder of Abrantie College, King David Thompson, addressing the media on the sidelines of the exhibition, said the College offers all beauty and clothing services.
“We have beauty clinic and SPA where we offer all hair and beauty services. We have the clothing line plus the college where we train students on hair, skin, and fashion,” he said.
“Basically November will be our 10th year and we intend celebrating it in a way that we will rather empower women to adapt more employable skills instead of adapting to just the formal educational system,” he added.
He indicated that the school has adopted the Competency Based Training (CBT) system which allows students to acquire some skills at every stage of their learning process.
Mr. Thompson who has trained several cosmetologists in countries like South Africa, Liberia and Sierra Leone, lamented about what he termed the neglect of vocational training in Ghana.
According to him, vocational training ought to be given the necessary attention, revealing that Abrantie College was ready to partner all and sundry to promote beauty and fashion education in Ghana and the West African sub-region
Manager of Abrantie College, Mary Mwai-Srigboh, in a welcome address said the college has over the last 10 years offered skills training to about 5,000 students, many of whom are leading well known beauty saloons and clothing lines in Ghana and the subregion.