Hairs to the Olympics!
Date posted: 25-07-2012
THREE lucky hairdressing students from South Essex College have been given a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of an elite team of style specialists at the Olympic Games.
Chanelle Hewitt and Jessica James, both 19 from Basildon and Annie Atkinson, 19, from Grays, will work alongside Wella professionals at the Procter & Gamble pop-up salon in London to offer complimentary hair beauty and grooming treatments to athletes, their families and members of the media.
The trio have just completed City & Guilds Level 3 Diplomas in Hairdressing at the Basildon and Thurrock Campuses on the College. On working at the Games, Chanelle said: “Not only is it going to be an amazing experience working and learning from Wella professionals but to also be working on clients who are international athletes is really exciting. I’m really proud of myself to have been selected to work at the Olympics, it’s a great way to end four years of studying at the College. I feel like the hard work has paid off.”
South Essex College is one of only 30 colleges in the country to hold the Wella Centre of Excellent Award. As part of Proctor & Gamble’s Worldwide Olympic sponsorship, a selection of partner colleges were given the opportunity to nominate students to support stylists at the Wella World Studio during the 2012 Games. Chanelle, Jessica and Annie were chosen for their ambition, ability and attendance and will work on a rota dividing the 16 days work experience between them.
Academy Manager Hairdressing at South Essex College, Dawn Buttle added: “The girls have worked really hard throughout their time on the course and thoroughly deserve this opportunity. It’s an invaluable experience to build their portfolio and work with stylists from around the world right in the hub of the celebrations.”