Cutting masterclass

Staffordshire salon owners took up the opportunity to join hairdressing students for a cutting master-class.

Stoke on Trent College joined forces with leading industry experts Scissorhands, to deliver an exclusive event at the College’s state-of-the-art facilities on Monday, September 23rd.

Showcasing the latest high street fashion looks; experts demonstrated a range of techniques to help give the perfect finish and wow factor to haircuts.

Salon owners and students also got to quiz the guru’s about styling and general haircutting techniques, as well as network throughout the seminar.

Scissorhands UK aim to educate and inspire professional stylists on a higher level, in a more creative and more satisfying way of hairdressing, by harnessing the skills they already have.

It was the first time Stoke on Trent College has staged this kind of event and is now hoping to plan similar sessions in the future to help forge stronger links with local businesses.

Andrea Brooks, Tutor Assessor for Hairdressing at Stoke on Trent College who helped organise the event, said “This was a great opportunity for hairdressers from across Stoke on Trent to join us for an exciting and vibrant event and it was very well received.

We work incredibly hard to help our students have access to expertise and we want to give the same opportunity to salon owners in the area.

The event also gave us a great opportunity to showcase the superb facilities we have here at the Cauldon Campus and encourage stronger links with local businesses moving forward.”

The event was inspired by hair salon Altered Images in Uttoxeter who saw the Scissorhands team in action in earlier this year.

Altered Images, who provide work-based training for hairdressing students from Stoke on Trent College, saw a number of benefits their visit could bring.

Andrea, added “This is a new style of event for us which demonstrates the College and our partners working together to provide even further opportunities for our students and local businesses.

We treasure the key relationships we have with employers in the area, who in turn value our students and the talents they have to bring into the industry.”

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