Level 3 Hairdressing
“After I finished this course I walked straight in to a job as a stylist thanks to all the experience and confidence I’d gained working in the college salon”
From winning competitions to working in the commercial salon, Thomas’s career as a hairdresser took off here. And now the sky’s the limit with his aspirations of one day owning a chain of salons.
“I chose Walsall College as I was impressed with the salon facilities; they were better than many industry salons I had seen and I knew that having real clients would be a great experience. I learnt so much here, including how to work independently and develop my own unique style.
“The tutors always encouraged and supported me to aim high and enter as many student hairdressing competitions as possible. The first one I entered was the Francesco Photographic Award. Winning this gave me a massive confidence boost and spurred me on to enter the Wella Xposure competition, of which I was one of only 20 students who made it through to the national final in London!
“After I finished this course I walked straight in to a job as a stylist thanks to all the experience and confidence I’d gained working in the college salon.
“Studying here really inspired me and raised my ambitions. I’m now well on my way to completing my degree in business management here, alongside working. My goal is to one day have my own chain of salons.”