A FORMER gents world champion hairdresser formally opened four brand new salons at Coleg Gwent's Pontypool Campus.

Michael Constantinou attended the launch event on Thursday.

Students showcased their skills with demos of hair, beauty and holisitic treatments, including reflexology, aromatherapy, manicures, pedicures and more.

Head of school Nicole Joseph said: "We invited lots of people from the big names in the business who all came along to see the new facilities and offer their support."

The facility includes two hair salons, a beauty treatment salon and a facility for holistic treatment.