Barbering students brush up on their knowledge

From left, East Durham College barbering students Penny Brown and Lewis Coils, the British Barbering Association's Mike Taylor, East Durham College barbering lecturer Alison Scattergood, British Barbering Association's Hannah Grigg and East Durham College barbering students David Jackson and Alex Smith.

From left, East Durham College barbering students Penny Brown and Lewis Coils, the British Barbering Association's Mike Taylor, East Durham College barbering lecturer Alison Scattergood, British Barbering Association's Hannah Grigg and East Durham College barbering students David Jackson and Alex Smith.

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The East Durham College barbering students have been treated to a talk from the British Barbering Association (BBA) this week.

The team from the BBA visited the college to talk to students about the history of the barbering trade and run some demonstrations to show students some

traditional techniques.

This was the first stop for barbers Mike Taylor and Hannah Grigg, who set up the BBA, as they tour the country to talk to students about the history of the barbering industry and show how important barbering qualifications are to the

trade.

East Durham College barbering lecturer, Alison Scattergood, thanked the team for visiting and giving her students an insight to the fascinating past of the barbering industry.

Alison said: “It was great to have Hannah and Mike here with us today, the students loved the session.

“The students really enjoyed learning the history behind the trade, seeing how the industry has changed through the years.

“It was also great to hear Mike and Hannah’s views on barbering education and how important it is to receive your qualifications before going off to work in the

industry.”

For more information on courses in hair and beauty at East Durham College contact our student services team on 0191 518 8222.