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  • Saltaire stylist smooth talks apprentices at Bradford College

    Apprentice hairdressers at Bradford College enjoyed a lesson in the latest salon hair smoothing system.

    Sharon Kenyon of the Cutting Jungle salon in Saltaire came into the College’s training salons to demonstrate the Kebelo system to Level 2 and 3 Hairdressing Apprenticeship students.

    The system is designed to reduce frizz, calm curls and give the client more manageable hair for at least 100 days.

    Sharon demonstrated the system on Bradford College staff member Hayley Lomas. Watched by the class of inquisitive apprentices she followed a 10-step process that included cleansing, treating, blow-drying, ironing and conditioning before unveiling the end look.

    “It has been great seeing the system in action and the end result is really impressive,” said Frankie Eastwood, a Level 3 apprentice who combines working at Toni’s at Central Place in Clayton alongside with studying at Bradford College.

    “It is not a system I have used before and we don’t currently offer it in the salon where I work but I will be going back to my employer and telling her all about it.”

    Rachel Simpson, who assesses the hairdressing apprentices for the College, said: “It was great to have Sharon in College showing the students the Kebelo system.

    “It is important we keep our students up to date with all the very latest products and techniques in the industry.

    “Many of the apprentices hadn’t seen this type of blow-dry smoothing system before so it gave them a real insight.”

    Sharon, who has been offering the Kebelo system in her salon for six years, said: “It is lovely to connect with young people starting out in the industry and to be able to pass on knowledge.

    “The apprentices watched closely as I took them through all the processes and asked lots of questions.

    “Kebelo is a natural system. There is no formaldehyde in it, unlike some other systems.

    “It makes your hair a better version of itself. You can still get your curl and volume but it makes it healthier-looking, shinier and more manageable.”

    Bradford College offers a host of courses in hairdressing. For details, see the website or come along to the next Open Event on July 1.