Trainee hairdressers studying for qualifications at City of Wolverhampton College will be getting advice from industry experts at a series of specialist workshops next week (12-16 January).

A session stylist, barbering specialist, colour expert, and representatives from hair product and equipment companies, will be running sessions to pass on their knowledge and expertise to the students and give them a taste of what a career in the industry is like.

On Wednesday, 14 January, the trainees will get a glimpse into the glamorous side of the business at a demonstration from session stylist Portia Campbell who has worked with celebrities on photo shoots, catwalk shows, and press events.

Throughout the week students will will also attend presentations and workshops to find out more about the Indola colour range, Macadamia products and Babyliss tools and equipment, as well as getting advice on client consultations and customer service from a representative from the award-winning Francesco Group.

Carole Smout, curriculum manager for hairdressing at the college, said: “People often think that hairdressers simply work in a salon, however there are many varied careers available in the industry and these sessions will show our students the opportunities available to them once they have qualified.”

City of Wolverhampton College offers a range of courses for people living in Wolverhampton, Bilston, Walsall, Dudley, Halesowen, Stourbridge, Bridgnorth, Sandwell and the wider West Midlands area. These include full and part-time qualifications, day and evening courses, A Levels, apprenticeships, traineeships, university- level courses such as HNCs, HNDs and foundation degrees, and short courses for the unemployed.

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