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Posted: 28/06/13

Hairdressing professionals give salon seal of approval

One of the world’s largest cosmetics and hair product suppliers has given a Mansfield training and commercial hair salon the quality seal of approval.

The Wella Centre of Excellence award was presented to West Nottinghamshire College’s Revive salon on Monday (24 June) at a ceremony which included a catwalk parade showcasing a range of creative cut and colour work.

The college is one of just 30 educational institutions across the UK to be presented with the Centre of Excellence award and principal and chief executive Asha Khemka OBE received the accolade from Wella’s key account manager Paul Oscroft.

Also at the event were representatives from the Francesco Group which has joined forces with Revive to provide a college partnership programme which will focus on providing the highest levels of training, commerciality and industry standards in hairdressing within the college environment.

The Francesco creative team provided a live demonstration of innovative hairstyles using Wella colour products, which was watched by staff and students.

Paul said: “It’s a real honour to present this award to West Nottinghamshire College.  Behind this plaque, there’s a whole wealth of high standards, inspirational facilities and great quality training which makes the college a genuine centre of excellence.

“Students should be very proud of these training facilities and I hope they grab every opportunity to develop their skills, take professional advice and enjoy their studies.

“This partnership between the college, Wella and Francesco Group will ensure both commercial and educational sectors can work together to provide students with the best training and employability skills to take them forward to become successful practitioners within the sector.”

One aspect of receiving the Centre of Excellence award will see a member of the college’s hairdressing teaching staff trained to be a Wella Master Colour Expert (MCE).

The MCE is one of the highest qualifications in the hairdressing industry and the accreditation acknowledges the industry’s most skilled hair colourists.