Top London barber MK heads for East Durham college

MK with students from East Durham College and lecturer Alison Scattergood.
MK with students from East Durham College and lecturer Alison Scattergood.

One of the nation’s top barbers is at East Durham College tonight to host an event aimed at bridging the gap between education and employers.

London barber Mucktaru Kargbo, known as MK, who runs his own hair studio and academy in the capital, is putting on a show at the Peterlee campus’s Lubetkin Theatre tonight between 5.30pm-8.30pm.

The event, Bridging The Gap, is aimed at both barbering students and barbering employers across the North East, in an aim to make better connections between the two groups.

MK has worked at shows throughout Europe and also featured on TV shows such as Blue Peter, and is an ambassador for the Hair Council, the National Hairdressers’ Federation and also City and Guilds.

He said: “I can’t wait to hold this event at the college’s Peterlee campus. I have visited the site a couple of times now and it’s a great venue.

“With this event we are aiming to showcase the fantastic work that is being done in barbering education at places such as East Durham College, and show the local barbering employers that there is some great talent on their doorsteps who are ready to come into their salons and work on clients.

“Employers need to see how important official barbering qualifications are, but also we need these employers to give students positive work placements as they will further help the students talents to grow.”

East Durham College barbering lecturer, Alison Scattergood added: “It’s absolutely fantastic to have MK coming here to East Durham College to put on this show.

“I have worked with him before and he is a brilliant talent, full of unique ideas.”