The Final Date for Step Up & Shine Scholarship Winner Sophie Freegard

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Since being awarded the Step Up & Shine Scholarship last year, Sophie Freegard from Tops Hair and Beauty in Melksham has had an amazing year of education. Her final date was Sunday 24th July with Chris Foster at The Foss Academy for the Clipper Confidence course.

After a quick opportunity for introductions, Chris welcomed everyone to what promised to be a great day full of lots of tips and advice. He started the day with a demonstration that used several different barbering techniques, including clipper over comb. Chris took the time to ensure all the students understood the importance of using different clippers and varied combs.

The afternoon was a hands-on workshop and, although Sophie started by working on a dolls head, Chris quickly moved her on to a live model. Her capabilities alongside his guidance allowed her to produce some stunning clipper over comb work, with Chris happy with the results.

Although this was very new to Sophie she got so much out of the day, and with only four other students on the course, it was very much tailored to each individual. Sophie said,

This was my final choice of education and it didn't disappoint. What a great day to finish what has been an amazing year as Step Up & Shine Scholarship winner. Since being awarded this accolade last year I benefited from some incredible courses that have been chosen by me with the help of Debbie G.

I learnt so much from Chris on this course and I am so glad I was able to attend. I cannot wait to take everything back to the salon and I am so sad that my year has finished!

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