Glasgow Kelvin College’s MADE Barbering Academy awarded Best Barbering Training School prize at Scottish Hair & Beauty Awards.
The College is thrilled to announce that its MADE Barbering Academy carried off the Award for Best Barbering Training School at the prestigious Scottish Hair & Beauty Awards (The SHABAs) 2020-21.
At a glittering ceremony in the Glasgow Hilton Hotel the MADE Barbering Academy was selected from a field of eight very impressive candidates as the Best Training School/Academy for its achievements in skilling and upskilling enthusiastic and talented people to introduce them to the dynamic world of barbering.
Partnering with renowned barbers, Rebel Rebel, Glasgow Kelvin College’s MADE Barbering programme has gone from strength to strength in around three years, expanding into custom-built premises in the City’s Tradeston district.
The City & Guilds programme is delivered in a variety of formats to suit the student; full-time, part-time, fast-track - and uses the vast experience of the Rebel Rebel barbers and other partner and College staff to provide an industry-leading course in contemporary barbering skills. Combining this with practical hands-on work experience, students emerge with a recognised qualification, skills and confidence to help them launch a successful career.
Among the many impressive success stories is that of talented Jeffrey Batista who, looking for a new direction after leaving the armed forces, came to the programme in 2020 and is now a Senior Barber with Rebel Rebel. Jeffrey was also a finalist in the 2020 Apprenticeship category. He says;
“Barbering is an exciting and constantly evolving industry, creating and adapting new or retro trends in styling. This is a totally different path and I’m constantly learning – it’s a great channel for my creativity and business skills and I’m looking forward to taking this forward into the future and developing my career.”
The College is grateful to Rebel Rebel for their invaluable input and delighted to have this recognition from the industry. The Awards ceremony, which had been delayed from 2020 due to COVID restrictions, was a highly successful event attracting talent and skills from all over Scotland.
Not only do events like the SHABAs underline success but they will inspire the next generation of talent, help recruit new and innovative workers and excite the industry across the country and beyond.
Congratulations go to the MADE Barbering Academy and to all those staff and partners who can justifiably take the credit for this success! Well done from all at Glasgow Kelvin College!
(pictured: l to r: Simon Shaw - Wahl International Director and SHABA host, Simon Murphy – lecturer, Glasgow Kelvin College, Liz Breckenridge – Head of Business Development, Glasgow Kelvin College, Lewis McArthur - MADE Trainer and Rebel Rebel Manager, Fraser Neave, MADE Trainer and Boom Barbers, Glen Irving – lecturer Glasgow Kelvin College, Tracy Leavy – Director of Curriculum, Glasgow Kelvin College, Alan Findlay – Rebel Rebel Founder, Michael Connelly – sponsor of Hair and Beauty World, and Josie Smith – Radio Presenter and Shaba Host)