Glasgow’s MADE Barbering Academy students are celebrating a collection of prestigious national awards.
The Academy is a joint venture between Glasgow Kelvin College and Rebel, Rebel barbers in Glasgow which delivers much-in-demand skills and work experience to aspiring barbers with an eye on this expanding profession.
National City & Guilds/MHFed Digital Barbering Competition took place in London recently and the College submitted the work of five of its promising students to the category ‘Trainee Barber of the Year 2020’. Competition criteria was to create a gents’ cut and style with before and after pictures.
Putting their heart and soul into their creations, the trainees displayed their high-end skills and techniques, producing a look any barber would be justifiably proud of. The models shone brightly as they were photographed during a professional shoot staged by Glasgow Kelvin College Photography students, who worked with the MADE Academy trainees to create some impressive shots.
And the hard work paid off with two fabulous students placed in the competition:
Scott Morrison (24) from Cardonald - Winner of the City & Guilds/Men’s Hairdressing Federation National Trainee Barber of the year 2020 – Scotland.
Ryan Cairns (26 ) from Coatbridge, was Highly Commended as Runner-up in the overall national British City & Guilds/Men’s Hairdressing Federation National Trainee Barber of the year 2020.
Both Scott and Ryan joined the MADE Academy in August 2019 after deciding to leave the jobs they were doing and embark on a new career. It is safe to say they are 'cutting it' with absolute 'style' and their risk has genuinely paid off.
Head of Faculty of Health, Care and Learning Development at Glasgow Kelvin College, Tracy Leavy, said;
“We are over the moon. We are so proud of Scott, who has recently opened his own Barber shop in Glasgow and Ryan, who is establishing himself at great pace as a 'head hunted' Barber in Coatbridge - sky's the limit for these two!!
This prestigious competition, where the standards have this year been exceptionally high, has not only given our students the chance to shine, but created a great opportunity for cross-college teams to work together towards a goal. We, and the professionals at Rebel Rebel, are delighted at such recognition for what has turned out to be a hugely innovative and successful training programme in Barbering.”
The Academy would like to thank the other three competitors who did an amazing job displaying their talent and enthusiasm for entering. The feedback from them is that they thoroughly enjoyed the experience - a huge MADE well done to them!
For more information on this trailblazing course, visit: http://rebelbarber.co.uk/made-academy/