Hairdressers top of the locks

CONFIDENCE: Front row, members of Lynnfield Ladies Group having their hair styled at the Lynnfield Centre by (back row, from left) Tammy Smith, Glennis Liddle and Claire Odgers

CONFIDENCE: Front row, members of Lynnfield Ladies Group having their hair styled at the Lynnfield Centre by (back row, from left) Tammy Smith, Glennis Liddle and Claire Odgers

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A GROUP of budding hairdressers are proving to be a cut above as they approach the end of a 20-week programme.

Stranton Children’s Centre, in Southburn Terrace, Hartlepool, launched its “Introduction to Hairdressing” programme in January and 11 Hartlepool women have been going along to the weekly sessions.

The 20-week programme, which teaches the pupils how to cut, colour, blow dry and straighten each others hair, is being run by hairdressing lecturer Glennis Liddle.

The pupils have also been learning how to cut their children’s hair.

For the majority of the students it is the first time that they have had the opportunity to gain experience and knowledge in hairdressing.

During the course the students recently attended Hartlepool College of Further Education, in Stockton Street, for a pamper session and while they were there many took the opportunity to enrol on a Level 2 qualification in hairdressing which starts in September.

The course was funded by the Workers Education Asssoication.

Hartlepool Borough Council’s community involvement worker, Fiona Marshall-Bell, said: “Glennis has been excellent for the girls and has given them the confidence to consider college in September.

“A big well done to all who have nearly completed the course and good luck for college in September.”

The students have also attended the Lynnfield Ladies Group, which meets at Lynnfield Children’s Centre, in Murray Street, to show off their new found skills.