This week showed you can teach an old dog new tricks and more at MADE barbering academy.
Tracy Leavy and City and Guilds Emma Kite have 30 yrs plus experience as hairdressers with a challenge set to become barbering students at our academy for a day - challenge accepted. The task was learn a skin fade (a barber not hairdresser skill), under the guidance and watchful eye of Rebel Rebel Barber Natasha and our MADE tutor Graham. After Tracy and Emma got over the excitement of being students they quickly changed their carry on to focusing on Natasha's really informative step by step demo.
Then came their models, 2 lovely gents with not much to say for themselves aka practice heads - they were thankful of that as they kicked of with their hairdresser heads and hands making all sorts of barber errors, first call of learning sunk in. With our helpful tutors showing the errors of their ways they progressed though the cut learning new scissor and clipper techniques beyond their expectation and ended up creating an 'acceptable' first time attempt at this on trend style.
Beyond the learning of new skills it was a pleasure to be part of our student group at MADE with the students enjoying (to much?), them being under the spotlight of tuition. We all learned together our trade, as barbers and hairdressers, is a life long learning process with enjoyment and no matter your experience learning from others around you is inspirational, motivating and exciting = challenge successful beyond any expectation by all involved!
The academy is always looking for models for our wonderful students, most recent to book in was Phil Storrier - now 'sporting' (pardon the pun), a super cut done by MADE student Ryan and expressed his wow at the set up, training and service offered by our students .
CPD at it best for Tracy and Emma and they both wish they could do it all again tomorrow and thank all involved at GKC, MADE and City and Guilds for making it happen - 'Be MADE at MADE'