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 Christmas comes early for hairdressing students in Leicester

Christmas comes early for hairdressing students in Leicester

Barrie Stephen Hair in Leicester has started the season of goodwill early in collaboration with the support of its styling tool partner, ghd. 


The salon has contributed 50 styling tools (worth over £5,000 rrp) to the future hairdressing stars of the Heart of England training academy at a time when students are struggling financially. 

Salon Owner, Barrie Stephen said,

“Gifting 50 sets of these top of the market ghds, premium styling appliances is a nice way to help students to build up their kit bags, and to be proud of their kit as they start their careers.  It was an honour to help by gifting them styling tools that will last and last as they practice their craft in years to come – I think it’s all about learning with the best from education to techniques, skills, support and tools”.

Barrie has worked with the college for 12 years now has been talking with ghd about a collaboration that could support this local training provision.  In a desire to support under-privileged, budding talent coming into hairdressing, Barrie and Nicky from ghd developed a supportive plan that would reach these starters in the industry. 

Barrie Stephen has built his local and industry profile on collaborative community outreach, and his association with the college is one such project.  “This is very much at the core of who we are at Barrie Stephen Hair, and this is just another fabulous collaboration with The Heart of England Training” Barrie adds.

Additionally, Barrie gifted his entire team with a new ghd styling tool in celebration of his association with what he feels is a perfect fit for his brand and clients. 

“This was really a way of thanking them for looking after our clients so brilliantly in these crushingly hard months, they are the most stylish team I know and this gift seemed fitting” concludes Barrie.

Pictured is Emma Barker, a lecturer at Heart of England Training with Barrie Stephen.

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