Leading hair experts have joined forces to create inspiring new looks and cutting edge beauty during a two day Hairdressing Skills event held at Bradford College for students and salon owners across the region.
The annual event now in its 8th year has been attended by celebrity makeup artist, Daniel Sandler and leading hairdresser, Andrew Barton in previous years.
Andrew Barton is London’s shining star; over the years he has established a reputation of international repute and his impressive list of clients include, Jennifer Aniston, Robbie Williams and Jenifer Lopez to name but a few.
Award winning makeup artist, Daniel Sandler is a master of makeup, working with celebrities such as David Bailey, Geri Halliwell and Mena Suvari to create stunning looks.
This years hair and beauty experts include the GHD Styling Team, top cutting and colouring expert Daniel from Rubin, Lyndsay Nutton from Renaissance and Wella’s top demonstrator Paul Corbet.
National hairdresser of the year, John Peers made a return to Bradford College after his visit in 2010 accompanied by TV celebrity Mary Portas during the filming of her hit BBC2 programme ‘Mary Queen of Shops’.
Visitors attending the event watched with delight as experienced and highly regarded figures in the Hairdressing industry, including John Peers demonstrated cutting edge technique on models with different hair types and lengths to complete restyles.
The Hairdressing Skills event provides advances on the basics of hairdressing and inspires students to consider avenues available to them within the industry.
Throughout the 2 day event visitors watched GHD demonstrating techniques, Wella demonstrate colouring and cutting and offer hands on experience with their products. Attendees also took part in workshops where they learnt to work with an array of vibrant colours courtesy of Fudge, learn techniques for African Caribbean hair including hair extensions and Asian bridal hair and makeup.
Students and salon owners were also inspired as they watched industry professionals tease, tousle and curl models hair into a myriad of looks.
Event Coordinator Chris Webster, formally a trainer for Vidal Sassoon and Director for Hair & Beauty at Harrods reflected: “The event now in its 8th year continues to be a success. During the event learners are introduced to exiting techniques which are out of the ‘vocational box’ for the NVQ requirements. We also find that many new links are formed within the industry and these can be developed into future partnerships. The main aim behind the initiative, is to allow College learners to see all angles of the hairdressing industry and to give them an insight into a variety of avenues they can take. The Hairdressing Skills event has and I hope will continue to be inspiring to all our hairdressers of the future!”