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Apprentice hairdressing class hits the headlines

19 November 2018

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Award-winning hairdresser Nikki Clifford visited Bolton College this week to deliver an on-trend creative colour masterclass to hairdressing apprentices.


Wella Educator Tanya Rushby arranged the demo in the College’s Academy Training Salon, which is a Wella Centre of Excellence and has already hosted a number of industry experts, including celebrity stylist Lee Stafford.  


The College’s hairdressing apprentices watched Nikki transform the hair of two volunteers, Ellie and Molly. The colour professional, who runs her own salon in Chesterfield, demonstrated two creative colour techniques and fielded a number of questions from apprentices keen to benefit from her cutting-edge skills.


Model Molly Magill said: “I like trying different colours and styles on my hair but this look has to be the brightest and boldest so far. I love it.”


Nikki recently won Gold at the Wella Trend Vision Awards, one of the most prestigious competitions in the UK hairdressing sector, presented by Big Brother presenter Emma Willis. Following the win, later this month Nikki will travel to Portugal to represent the UK against 42 other countries at the International TrendVision Awards, after beating thousands of other hopefuls.


Nikki said: “I enjoy interacting with the students and it was fantastic to see how engaged they were throughout the demo. It’s my first time at Bolton College and the apprentices really impressed me. They were very keen to learn so it’s been a really positive experience.”


Leah Holland-Moore, a Level 2 apprentice working at Northcotes Hair in Chorley said: “Becoming an apprentice is one of the best things I’ve done and being able to come in to College to see an award-winning stylist at work is so helpful; I’m going to go back to the salon and share the techniques I’ve picked up today with the other stylists.” 


Sarah Bleackley, Head of Hairdressing and Barbering at Bolton College added: “I’d like to thank Nikki for visiting our apprentices. They work incredibly hard, so it’s important to show that determination and a good work ethic can lead to the level of success that Nikki enjoys. We’re planning more masterclasses and guest stylists over the coming academic year, ensuring that our students continue to learn from the most successful people within the hair industry.”


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Sarah Garforth or Steve Murphy at Bolton College

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