In September 2017, I joined Skills Group Hair Academy in Plymouth. Since joining I have received training that has taught me multiple skills and techniques needed to become a professional hairdresser. The programme has also helped me improve some of my own skills, just by being here my confidence has improved greatly and my independence has developed so much that I feel comfortable working independently in a creative capacity. My trainers have also helped me understand the many diverse skills I will require to become a mobile hairdresser/stylist.
I had previously started a hair training course at a different college, I didn’t feel supported and felt that I wasn’t achieving anything, so I decided to leave. Skills Group have provided me with better training and work experience support so that I am ready to start an apprenticeship in a hair salon.
I feel that I have particularly improved at Blow Drying techniques such as volume, straight and curly as well as the different methods and styles that can be used to present someone’s hair during an event like Braiding, Hair Ups, Curling etc.
When I have completed my Level 2 hairdressing I would like to become a mobile and in salon hairdresser/hairstylist. I would also like to work on the creative side of hairdressing, linking back into my Photography skills, I have always been a creative person and enjoy taking impromptu photos of things that catch my eye. I would also like to expand into theatre and events such as weddings, parties and proms.
Abigail Northam – Level 2 Hairdressing