I qualified in Ladies Hairdressing and Wigmaking as a past fulltime student of the then Birmingham College of Food and Domestic Arts. I then worked in the hairdressing industry for many years before I went into teaching. My primary roles in the salon included Senior Stylist and Salon Manager of two salons. With the support of the Prince’s Trust I then embarked on a self-employed career as a Freelance Hairdresser for 13 years.
I started teaching in Further Education establishments in 2001 and achieved my Certificate in Further Education in 2004. I held different positions within the teaching role including Salon Manager and African Type Hair Co-Ordinator.
I joined University College Birmingham in 2004 as a full-time lecturer, where my key responsibilities are Lecturer and Mentor for the Hair & Media Make-up course and Assistant Internal Verifier.
I teach the following units:
- Follow health and safety practice in the salon
- Client consultation for hair services
- Client care and communication in beauty related industries
- Shampoo and condition the hair and scalp
- Cut women’s hair
- The art of dressing hair
- Plaiting and twisting hair
- Apply make-up
- The art of photographic make-up
- Themed face painting
- Body art design
- Create an image based on a theme within the hair and beauty sector
Undertaken the writing of Written Papers for the NVQ African Type Hairdressing at level 2 and level 3 for VTCT (Vocational Training Charitable Trust).