College hairdressing team receive Special Industry award

May 6, 2016 | Business

East Durham College’s hairdressing department have been specially commended by one of the sector’s major organisations.

East Durham College’s hair department have become one of only two colleges in the country to have a fully registered team by the Hair Council.

Ten members of staff have received the certified qualification, which requires staff to reach a certain level of qualification to receive the special status.

The aim of the Hair Council registration is to help promote the importance of education in hairdressing and barbering to students.

The Hair Council have already championed the hard work done by East Durham College this year, awarding barbering lecturer Alison Scattergood with their Master Craftsmen award and inviting her to be a part of their national Think Tank committee, which aims to improve barbering education.

East Durham College curriculum manager for hair and beauty, Simon Smith, has praised the hard work and dedication from his team for their continuing commitment to improving the standards of training and teaching.

Simon said: “The team in hairdressing team here are absolutely fantastic and are so driven to make sure the students who attend East Durham College are getting the highest quality of teaching on their courses.

“This is a great honour to receive this award from the Hair Council and we look forward to working alongside them to continually improve our teaching output, and championing the role of education in hairdressing and barbering.”