Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Family and friends day.

Today we invited family and friends to come for a conditioning treatment.
We had mum's, grandmas, aunties, and friends.
We think they enjoyed their treatments.

Some very professional massages were done and some very well blow dried hair to finish.

All the clients look happy with the results.

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

The 1920's makeovers!

These girls worked so hard today. Just look what they have done! 

1920's makeover. Hair, makeup and costume.

First setting the curls.

Then the makeup and hair up.

And the finished results....

Let's not forget the stylists.

To say I am proud of these girls is an understatement. If this is what they can produce on Entry 3 goodness only knows what they will be doing by the time they get to level 3! 

Well done all of you.

How to do a conditioning treatment.

Today we did conditioning treatments. Here is how to do it.

Section the hair into four ( a hot cross bun section) using Maths! 

Get your tinting bowl and brush and of course conditioner.
Estimate how much you will need. There's the maths again! 

Apply he conditioner. Make sure you wear gloves and an apron for personal protection.

Until it is all covered.

Next the massages.
 Oops we forgot to take a photo of this so we got this one of Lisa instead.

Next it's the hot towels. Ouch these were HOT

Squeeze that water out James!

Nice and relaxing

Then a good rinse is needed to get rid of all the conditioner.

And finally the blow dry to finish the treatment off.

Feels lovely and soft now. 

Monday, 28 September 2015

Quiz time!

Lisa set up a quiz for us today to test us on what we have learnt so far.

We soon got very competitive. 

Trying to work out the answers.

And the team leaders were soon holding the answers in the air!

Great fun and we did really well! 

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Meet the stylists part 3

Hi, my name is James.
I wasn't really scared about starting college but I was scared of meeting the people in my class.
But now I feel comfy with my group and I'm having a great laugh.
In the future I want to take up barbering but still want to carry on teaching dance.

Hi. My name is Roxsana and I am 17 years old.
I was scared to met my new class friends but Jim I think they are nice and friendly.
At the end of this year I would like to become a professional hairdresser. I really enjoy what I am doing so hopefully I will get far in life.

My name is Sophie.
I felt fine starting college and was not scared of meeting the new students on my course as I was on the entry 3 course and have moved up to level one.  I think my tutor is nice, she Is fair and I can have a laugh with her. Thank you.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Our first trip, Salon services!

We had a great time this morning at Salon Services.

Elaine gave us a tour round showing us all the different products and equipment. 

Then we signed up for our trade cards. Wow we are like real hairdressers now!

We got to have our nails done and tried different equipment.

Competition time was won by Ella.

Then Lisa had some research for us to do. 

A lovely first trip, then back to college for lunch.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Well done Entry 3.

Planning and running a trip.
And that's just what these five did.
By emailing to order the minibus, researching directions and prices of products and making signs to writing risk assessments.
They all made a great trip to Salon Services happen.

And ..... A unit completed! 

Well done entry 3, I'm very proud of you.

Monday, 21 September 2015

Skin and hair structure and how hard it is to write on the board!

Letting the students do the recap today and what a good job they did.
Some did find it hard to write on the interactive board. Now they know how I feel. Hehe 

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Meet the stylists part two.

Hi, my name is Georgina.
At the start I felt quite nervous because I was scared I wouldn't be able to keep up with the group. Now I know them and I can't wait to spend the rest of the year with them.
After level one I want to continue to level two and then achieve a diploma in level three.

Hi, my name is Ella.
I felt very nervous starting college because I didn't know anybody at all on my course. My goal is to qualify in hairdressing and then do a beauty course so I can start my own business in Hair and Beauty.

Hey! I'm Lydia.
When I started college I felt a little weird thinking I was going to be older than everyone else and that I wouldn't fit in with them, but we all get along really well. Everyone asked me about my daughter which has made it a bit easier on me. Hairdressing is something I have been wanting to do and now Ai have the chance. I'm really enjoying it.

Hello, my name is Holly.
I felt really nervous when I first started college because meeting new people isn't my thing!
My first day I met a great bunch of people and realised one of my old friends was also on the course. 
To say I have only been here two weeks I feel like these next few years are going to be amazing.

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Meet the stylists.

Here we are again. It's time to meet some of Nelson and Colne Colleges new stylists of 2016.

Hello, my name is Jade.
When I first started college I was scared, walking into the college gates thinking ' I want to go home' but I have now met new people who have the same sense of humour as me. 
My tutor Lisa - well everyone loves Lisa and scary Mary hehe! Lisa is like my third mother and knows how to treat everyone the same.

Hello, I'm Chloe,
In my opinion I feel college is a great experience from the two weeks I have been here it's been great.
I was nervous to meet the other new students but I am grateful of meeting them as they are funny and down to earth.
My tutor Lisa is amazing and helps me through the stages of what I'm doing, good and bad and how I need to achieve things. 
When I am older I would like to open a salon of my own because I have always wanted to be a hairdresser. I feel college will help me a lot.

Hi, my name is Hassan.
I felt really nervous when I started college but now I know my class, we were all made to feel really welcome.
Lisa is a great teacher and also very funny.
The course is going well so far. When I ask for help from Lisa or Mary they come straightaway.

Hi my name is Amy.
When I first started at this college I felt nervous until I met the group and found they are lovely and we all get on with each other very well. My first thoughts about Lisa my tutor is that she is kind, understanding and very helpful.  I am enjoying the course so far even though we are only at the starting point.
When I leave college my goal is to either have my own salon or be mobile.

Gaining confidence.

More shampooing today and some super blow drying, sectioning and plaiting skills seen too.

Well done everyone! 

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

1920's makeovers. Let's practise!

Today the Entry 3 group started on creating looks from the 1920's. 
First of all we looked at different hairstyles then chose one to recreate.

We chose some quite difficult techniques but Lisa said we did great.

What do you think?

Next it was makeup time!

We couldn't wait to get started.

We had so much fun, we had a selfie to celebrate!

Monday, 14 September 2015


Today we had our first E-learning session. 
We had three tasks to complete.
One for hairdressing, one for Maths and one for English.

It kept us busy as you can see! 

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Freshers fair time

What a great freshers fair we had this year.
Lots of stalls from the sexual health team to slimming world. The police, fire brigade, even skateboarding and ice creams. Lots of things to join and take part in, the whole thing had a real buzz to it.