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News: Hair and Beau­ty stu­dent Katie tells us about her edi­to­r­i­al pho­to­shoot experience

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Hair­dress­ing learn­er Katie tells us about her expe­ri­ence sup­port­ing an edi­to­r­i­al photoshoot.

Our hair and beau­ty stu­dents have reg­u­lar oppor­tu­ni­ties to put their skills into prac­tice through valu­able work expe­ri­ence oppor­tu­ni­ties, part­ner­ships with lead­ing indus­try names and work­ing with pay­ing clients in our com­mer­cial salons.

Katie Shaw joined us to study Hair and Media Make­up before pro­gress­ing to a full-time hair­dress­ing course to expand her skillset. Recent­ly, an oppor­tu­ni­ty arose for Katie to sup­port a glam­orous edi­to­r­i­al shoot for inter­na­tion­al fash­ion mag­a­zine Mob Jour­nal.

Katie was rec­om­mend­ed by the pho­tog­ra­ph­er for the shoot, who was aware of her work and the indus­try expe­ri­ence, skills and knowl­edge she has built up from study­ing with us. On the day, Katie helped cre­ate the make­up looks, styled the model’s hair and kept the looks main­tained through­out the day. When asked about her expe­ri­ence, Katie said:

Katie Shaw

I learned a lot from the shoot, from what hap­pens behind the scenes to tim­ings and how long it takes to pre­pare every­thing. It was a real­ly valu­able expe­ri­ence that will help me pre­pare for future work like this. 

Katie Shaw — Ladies Hair­dress­ing (Lev­el 2 City & Guilds Diploma)

Along­side the indus­try expe­ri­ence Katie has gained dur­ing her time here, she explained how the in-depth knowl­edge she has gained are also help­ing to stand her in good stead for a suc­cess­ful career.

From hair cut­ting tech­niques and colour­ing hair to the sci­ence behind a lot of the process­es, I like how we get to learn a lot of things in-depth. I find it very interesting.”

After com­plet­ing her stud­ies, Katie is keen to con­tin­ue build­ing her expe­ri­ence and has set her sights on work­ing on pho­to­shoots and film. 

Hair and Beauty courses

Our Hair and Beau­ty cours­es can help you launch or fur­ther your career. They give you the knowl­edge that you need to suc­ceed in the field, help you build prac­ti­cal expe­ri­ence, allow you to draw from the wis­dom of expe­ri­enced pro­fes­sion­als and help you under­stand your career options.

With our wide range of cours­es, it’s easy to progress onto high­er-lev­el cours­es to unlock new career oppor­tu­ni­ties, just like Katie did! Our vari­ety of part-time cours­es means you can add to exist­ing qual­i­fi­ca­tions too, and many of our learn­ers return once qual­i­fied to enhance their skills, up-skill and refresh their knowledge.

If you’d like to find out more about our hair and beau­ty cours­es, check out the page below.

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  • 4th April 2022 (10:00 AM)
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