Graduation Day for ghd Students

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In 2015, styling super-brand ghd launched the first-ever regulated and approved styling qualification. ghd are thrilled to announce that the second group of talented students have graduated at the ghd academy on Dean Street in Soho.

ghd invited the graduates’ parents, friends and industry peers to enjoy canapés and bubbly at a special and intimate graduation ceremony where a panel of four ghd experts discussed hairdressing opportunities, shared their incredible stories and offered invaluable advice to the graduates. The professional education panel included Anton Alexander, ghd seminar education manager, Leighanne Regan, session stylist, Patrick Wilson from ghd art team and ghd educator Tom Hart.

Anton commented on this year’s education programme and the students’ improvements,

It’s been another incredible year to teach alongside Zoe Irwin on the Graduate Styling Programme. It’s a privilege to have such dedicated talent to nurture both in-house and online, and to see them achieve a recognised styling qualification with VTCT. It was a wonderful night to be able to share and showcase students’ hard work and commitment with employers, family and friends. The team will be truly missed but not forgotten, as I’m sure it is not a goodbye from us at ghd!

The ghd graduate styling programme embraces all areas of styling through a variety of seminars taught by industry experts. The course is based at ghd’s stunning studio in Soho, London and runs from April to November. This year’s students have gained a full spectrum of knowledge from the basic blow-drying and styling skills to the more intricate hair-up and trend-spotting techniques.

The 2016 ghd styling graduates are:

Sophie Orton (21) Jagos Hairdressing
Amy Melia (24) Reef Salons
Matt Hill (28) Reef Salons
Charlotte Johnson (59) The Annex
Lucy Ridgers (26) The Annex
Kerry September (45) freelance session MUA and Hairstylist
Nicole Lawrence (25) Abstract
Janine Biss (39) Argento Hairdressing
Leanne Gillespie (37) Reef Salons

ghd teamed up with the VTCT (Vocational Training Charitable Trust) to create a recognised qualification that represents the highest level of styling skill and embraces the incredible learning platforms, techniques and skills that ghd has to offer. Modules on the course ranged from ghd fundamentals and hairology with Anton Alexander to express styling with Leighanne Regan, and from bridal styling with Sally Whitehead to fashion editorial with Zoe Irwin.

Want to know more?

If you want to find out more about the graduate styling programme and find out how it could transform your career, come to our taster evening! We’re hosting an event on Monday 13th February at the ghd studio in London. Please email: [email protected] to book your place.

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