HAIRDRESSING students at Bradford College were visited by an industry expert who delivered a masterclass recently.

Amy Rosler, who working with hair care firm Wella, visited hairdressing apprentices to show students the latest techniques and products in hair colouring, and also passed on expert tips.

Ms Rosler said: “As apprentices, the students are working in salons with clients on a daily basis so these sessions are a great way to keep them up-to-date with what is going on in the industry and what clients want.”

Student Ashley Parker, who works at Pinnacle Hair Studio in Allerton, added: “I enjoyed learning the free-hand hair colouring and I have been reassured that I am doing the technique correctly.

“It is great to get the expert advice and support from industry professionals.

“I am loving my apprenticeship. To combine working in a salon and coming into college for training is perfect for me. It is the best of both worlds.”

Rachel Simpson, hairdressing trainer at Bradford College, said: “We regularly bring in industry experts such as Amy to ensure our students are informed about and trained in the very latest technologies, techniques, trends and products.

“Hairdressing is a trend-led industry so it is important that our students are educated in the latest developments so they are at the cutting edge of the craft.”

The hair salon at the college, along with its spa and beauty rooms, is open to the public, giving students real-life salon experience and offering visitors treatments at affordable prices.