I have worked in the hairdressing industry for a very long time – more years than I care to put in writing – and I love it. Hand in hand with fashion it’s fast paced, forever changing and is home to wonderfully creative and visionary people who are generous in sharing their skills and knowledge.
British hairdressing is widely regarded as the best in the world. This is the home after all of the late, great Vidal Sassoon; Trevor Sorbie; Errol Douglas MBE; Guido; Sam McKnight; the Mascolo family and Eugene Soulieman – all of whom have helped make the UK hair industry a truly global phenomenon. Education, especially for the next generation, is a passion they all share.
This why an organisation such as the Fellowship for British Hairdressing is so important to the industry. It offers the opportunity to be recognised alongside the industry’s creative talents and business leaders. Membership gives access to workshops and seminars (free or heavily discounted) that money can’t buy, and are often exclusive to the the Fellowship, for example the incredible chance to get to see three or four British Hairdressers of the Year on one stage together!
Anyone can be a member as long as they adhere to the 12 Principles of Good Salon Practice outlined by the Fellowship. Ideally it’s for ambitious hairdressers who believe in on-going professional development, both for them and their staff; people who want to learn from the very best and push their own boundaries, becoming successful and then giving something back.
The opportunities are endless – stage time at major exhibitions, the opportunity to learn from the very best in the industry, PR exposure with national magazines, and brilliant networking opportunities. The best news for anyone interested is that this year prices have been held at 2015 rates, and the joining fee has been waived!
In this, their 70th anniversary, it’s worth seeing what the Fellowship could do for your business – http://www.fellowshiphair.com/