BUDDING STYLISTS LEARN FROM REGION’S BEST
Budding stylists from City of Wolverhampton College picked up tips from one of the UK’s top hairdressers as part of National Apprenticeship Week.
Apprentices and Year 2 and 3 hairdressing students from the college’s Metro One Campus were visited by Midlands Hairdresser of the Year Sophie Beattie on March 11.
Sophie, who is a former apprentice of the college, talked to students about her journey to becoming one of the country’s top stylists.
The 31-year-old artistic director works at Royston Blythe and picked up her award for Midlands Hairdresser of the Year alongside co-owner Nick Malenko.
She said: “I was a hairdressing apprentice at the college 15 years ago. I had a really good teacher and loved it. When I went into college to do my theory I got a different feel for clients due to the different clientele.”
“Being an apprentice was a great experience as you need to work in a salon to gain an insight into what working life will be like. The salon is where the magic happens!”
Account manager John Langham said: “We are delighted that Sophie has come in to share her experiences as a hairdresser. As a former college apprentice, Sophie is a great example of what can be achieved if you really put the effort in and I am sure she will be a great inspiration to our current students.”