Celebrity Hairdresser Back to College
North Lindsey College welcomed back to the salon, award-winning celebrity hairdresser Lee Stafford.
Lee has a long-standing working relationship with the DN Colleges Group, consisting of North Lindsey College and Doncaster College, to deliver industry standard sessions aimed at those interested in progressing in the sector. This week Lee spent the full day working with students from both colleges, spending the morning in Scunthorpe then travelling over to Doncaster to deliver masterclasses to the Level 2 students in the salon. Lee makes numerous personal visits to the salons as part of his commitment to the Lee Stafford Education brand and encouraging the future hairdressers.
Starting in his mum’s dining room in Essex; Lee has now become an inspiration to the students who are following the celebrity as an example. Lee spoke of his product range which he launched twenty years ago, starting with the heat protector spray which is one of his product brand leaders. He has since continued to develop his range which is exclusive to Boots. He also spoke in detail of the business plans behind this, including how the product range progressed after a business proposal at his first ever British Hairdressing Award Ceremony.
Lee demonstrated one of his styling techniques, or recipes, the ‘Twisted Tong’ on of with student Jess Harris (17) as the model for the demo.
Jess said, “I really enjoyed the session today, particularly being Lee’s model. I also saw Lee’s demonstration in May, he really gives us a different concept to learning. It is great that he takes time out to personally come to the College and also speak to us all. I am wanting to set up my own business one day but want to get experience fist in a salon.”
Lee’s advice to the group was, “Get involved in competitions, get competitive and learn from your experiences. It will make you stronger and your work will be improved from this.”