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Lee Stafford returns to Newtown College

Students on the Hairdressing and Applied Therapies course at Newtown College were delighted to be given a hair demonstration and masterclass from celebrity hairdresser Lee Stafford.

The Lee Stafford Education Academy at Afan College, Brecon Beacons College and Newtown College remain the only one of its kind in Wales, offering budding hairdressers and salons unique training and exceptional masterclasses that they can’t get anywhere else.

With over twenty years of involvement in the industry, Lee has a lot of experience and knowledge to share with our learners. His demonstration of the classic ‘Twisted Tong’ recipe began with selecting a hair model from within the group.

Willing volunteer Sophie Emberton said she was pleased to be chosen. The interactive demonstration was met with great enthusiasm and interest. Lee encouraged questions from the audience, offering the students products from his iconic pink branded collection. He shared tips, advice, and anecdotal stories from his life.

After the demonstration, students spoke of the boost the masterclass had given them and expressed their enjoyment at receiving individual guidance in the salon on some of the techniques.

“It was a real boost to have Lee here sharing his tips and stories. It is brilliant working with him. It was a bit daunting coming back as a mature student but it’s something I’ve always wanted to do, and I found Lee really inspiring,” said student Lisa Perry.

“It was a brilliant presentation, not only to hear the advice, on the twisted tong and other techniques but to hear about the product lines and marketing yourself and everything that goes with it. Having heard him and having him share advice in the salon after the demonstration, I’m really optimistic about my future,” said Ni Gwilt.

Juliana Thomas, Head of School for Hair and Applied Therapies said: “We are the only College in Wales to be a Lee Stafford Academy and to have Lee back in the college providing demonstrations to the learners is fabulous. He has so much experience, high standards and provides a real inspiration to those embarking on a career in the industry.”

Lee Stafford will be back with us very soon for further events. If you are interested in studying Hairdressing at one of our Lee Stafford Education academies, you can browse our courses by clicking the button below.

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