“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”.
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 hairdressing industry for over thirty years, ten of which were predominantly in education where I was able to pass on my passion for hairdressing to students ranging in age from 14 to 60+. Over the past two years, I have established myself as a wedding hair specialist in Ilfracombe where I get to work in some of the most beautiful and spectacular wedding venues in the world.
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, Sophie Hilton at Not Another Salon and the inspirational Sharon Blain.