Training & Education


Not sure how to achieve your hairdressing ambitions? With the right hairdresser training and education, talent and a can-do attitude you’ll find a way. Here’s what you need to know about the training courses and programmes available to hairdressers.

How To: Create Ultimate Volume in Textured Hair with ghd

Last updated June 29, 2020

For summer 2020 ghd turned to the runways to find inspiration for their lookbook, entitled Summer Punch. We love this textured hair look using the Afro pick attachment. STEP 1 Prep using ghd smooth & finish serum. STEP 2 When hair is 80% dry, stretch out sections and direct ghd helios at the hair on Read More

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This is how Afro Hair Education has Enriched our Careers

Last updated June 23, 2020

While your initial hairdressing training sets you up for a great career it’s not where the learning stops in this industry – especially if you want to delve into the world of textured and Afro hair. A lot of the inexperience when it comes to Afro hair stems from the fact that you could go Read More

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Wella Xposure Competition 2020 Winners Revealed

Last updated June 9, 2020

Wella Professionals has announced the winners of their Xposure competition for student hairdressers. This year the competition had to take on a revised format due to Coronavirus. The competition is aimed at hairdressing students based in the UK and Ireland with less than 5 years of experience in the industry. There are two categories for Read More

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VTCT Launches Infection Prevention Qualifications

Last updated June 3, 2020

Awarding and assessment body VTCT is set to release six new regulated Infection Prevention Qualifications next week (10 June), which will become a prerequisite on all VTCT and ITEC qualifications from 1 August onwards. In a statement, VTCT said these new qualifications have been introduced to “help embed best practice and assist with building the confidence Read More

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5 Cutting Techniques Every Hairdresser Should Know

Last updated May 29, 2020

Whether you’re an apprentice starting out or an experienced hairdresser, there are five key cutting techniques every hairdresser should know, according to four-times British Hairdresser of the Year, Akin Konizi from HOB Salons. “Using the right cutting techniques can add movement and dimension to a hairstyle,” says Akin. “Once you know the right techniques to Read More

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How to Solve Your Clients’ Lockdown Colour Mistakes

Last updated June 2, 2020

Be prepared for when your salon reopens post-lockdown with this essential post-lockdown colour cheat sheet featuring expert advice on how to solve your client’s main post-lockdown colour mistakes Lockdown colour mistake: My client’s home bleach has gone wrong – how do I know if the hair is beyond repair? A: “chemical cut’ is when the Read More

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This is How Sharon Malcolm Created Her Subtle Rainbow Knot Hairstyle

Last updated May 19, 2020

Often, to create something special you really have to jump out of the box, mixing old and new techniques and unusual products to achieve something new. That’s exactly what Sharon Malcolm did when creating this rainbow knot hairstyle. To create this fun yet ethereal look Sharon stayed away from traditional products and opted for makeup Read More

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Fellowship for British Hairdressing Teams Extended until 2021

Last updated May 14, 2020

The Fellowship for British Hairdressing’s teams have been put on pause for the year, in light of the Covid-19 crisis. Because of the current Coronavirus pandemic the teams aren’t able to take part in the usual wealth of activities that The Fellowship organise for them so the body has made the decision to pause each Read More

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How to Create 1940s Victory Rolls That Will Never go out of Style

Last updated May 11, 2020

1940s Victory Rolls is a style that will never go out of fashion. Victory Rolls were born in an iconic era for hairdressing and are one of the most recognisable hairstyles. They have been written in history as a reminder of the strength and determination shown by women during World War II. Friday 8 May 2020 Read More

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