“I believe that everyone is born to do something. In my instance I was born to be a hairdresser.”
So I worked in salons for 10 years before realising that I could also impart my passion for hairdressing to others. For the next 10 years I focused on this, working in further education and progressed from being a part time lecturer through to being the head of a hair and beauty department with 500+ students. Having made a decision to relocate to Ilfracombe I left my previous role as a lecturer at the Lee Stafford Hair Academy at Chichester College to provide a mobile hairdressing service in the beautiful North Devon area whilst continuing to specialise in wedding hair. I am also continuing to work with VTCT as a Hairdressing subject matter expert, writing educational material and setting examinations for the next generation of hairdressers.
My real passion though has always been the physical act of hairdressing so now I find myself back in a “hands on” role to ensure that everyone can have “hair as special as the occasion”.
Fully insured State Registered Hairdresser with the Hairdressing Council
NVQ level 2 & 3 in Hairdressing, A1 Assessing and V1 Internal Verification of all hairdressing standards and qualifications. City & Guilds Advanced Cutting and Colouring. Toni & Guy Advanced Cutting and Colouring.
I have worked in the industry for over twenty years, the last ten of which have been predominantly in education where I was able to pass on my passion for hairdressing to students ranging in age from 14 to 60+.
During my time as a lecturer/manager I continued my own personal training development by attending courses in hair up, cutting and colouring with recognised industry leaders such as Saks, Toni & Guy, Tigi and Wella.
I was also fortunate enough to undertake one to one training sessions with Lee Stafford and also Sophie Hilton at Not Another Salon.
I also completed a 2 day masterclass with the inspiring and immensely talented Sharon Blain in London during October 2014
Below is an illustration of some of my creations during this period of training so if you see a style you like please don’t hesitate to contact me.