Final shout out to anyone looking forward to a catch up for an education opportunity! The Fellowship for British Hairdressing (in association with the National Hairdressing Federation) offers a Step Up & Shine scholarship for one person to benefit from £2500 worth of exciting and bespoke education. The annual award is made in the name of industry legend Christofer Mann, and whether or not a member of the Fellowship, you can apply. The ideal candidate is described as an someone who wouldn’t normally apply for competitions, “an individual with the desire and passion to learn and improve his or her skills through courses and workshops with ongoing support throughout.*” Closing date for entries is 31st January – about 10 days from now – so if you’re interested, look sharp about it. Go to the nhf.info site and search step-up-and-shine. Essentially anyone of any age and stage can apply – you’ll need to record a 1-minute video on a smartphone explaining why you love hairdressing and why you should win the scholarship. A panel of judges will choose a shortlist of candidates to meet in February/March. The winner is announced at the Fellowship President’s night on April 18.
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* The winner will be assigned industry legend Debbie G as a mentor to help them choose their scholarship courses from an approved list of the best available in the industry and to plan their bespoke educational year. A fund of £2,500 will be available for the year to include tuition fees, travel and overnight expenses and will be tailored to suit the winner and their chosen career path.