Barnsley College Hosts Professional Hairdressing Seminar

Barnsley College recently played host to representatives from professional hairdressing company Wella and top Barnsley salon Russell Eaton for a Creative Techniques seminar.

Over 60 business owners and staff from salons in the Barnsley area, as well as students from the College, attended the event. The seminar included a cross section of cutting and colouring techniques on long and short hair modelled by professional models.

Photograph: Russell Eaton staff with Barnsley College students and models at the Wella hairdressing seminar from left to right: Robert Eaton, Chloe Batty, Isla Rowe, Lyndsey Stanley, Beth Davis, James Everitt, Olivia Sayers, Jade Kershaw and Jodie Palmer

Paul Oscroft, Customer Business Development Manager from Wella, said: “We decided the College was a great place to hold the seminar to enhance links and forge relationships within the industry.

“Russell Eaton Salons are important Wella clients and we thought it would be a great opportunity to bring a national level company into Barnsley College, especially as the salon is celebrating 35 successful years in the town.”

Robert Eaton, Creative Director at Russell Eaton, said: “This is a great chance to showcase commercial and catwalk cutting and colouring techniques and show how they can be used in everyday styles for clients.”

Jodie Palmer, also Creative Director, said: “You don’t have to be from London to get a high flying career in hairdressing; I have worked at both London and Paris Fashion Week and the opportunities are there if you work hard and stay focussed.”

For more information on Hair and Beauty courses at Barnsley College, please contact the Information Unit on Tel: 01226 216 123 or email:

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