There is a sad goodbye and an exuberant hello going on at Schwarzkopf Professional this September.
Stephen McDowell, who has headed up education and events in the UK and Ireland since 2001 is changing career direction and taking up full-time academic studies. Kay Brady, who has been with the company working as National Education Manager for Schwarzkopf Professional since 2002, is being promoted to position of Head of Professional Partnership Services (PPS) UK and Ireland.
Kay will be leading a strong team of educators and technicians and developing a dynamic educational response to the changing needs of British hairdressing in terms of Schwarzkopf Professional’s vast portfolio of onsite and digital trainings, inspiring events with their iconic Essential Looks shows, Inspire shoots and the annual ‘Young Artistic Team’ mentoring programme. The final words go to the two people of the moment:
To say this has been a hard decision to leave hairdressing and this incredible role at Schwarzkopf at such an exciting time for the company is an understatement. I have had the honour of working with Kay and seeing her develop and flourish into an outstanding educator, manager, motivator and knowledge base. This lady knows everything there is to know about the amazing Schwarzkopf Professional colour portfolio and I know she will be an invaluable asset in this role. - Stephen McDowell.
I could not be more excited about this opportunity to partner salons in their quest for education that both supports and impacts businesses at a very real level. Through tours, events and teaching I will be working with our fantastic ambassadors to support, educate and carry the Schwarzkopf Professional message to our salons, partners and wider industry. My main goal is to create an environment where salons are able to be inspired, up their skills and profitably grow their business. - Kay Brady.