Meet The Junior Council
Hearing the thoughts and ideas of the new generation of hairdressers and barbers is essential to strengthening our campaign, so The Hair Council have decided to form their very own Junior Council. Meeting biannually, the Junior Council comprises of a selection of 18-26 year olds who are willing to share their ideas and suggestions about how we can both raise standards and the profile of our industry to the wider public. Let us introduce you to their first members!
My name is Ellie, I’m an apprentice hairdresser working at Objet D’art Salon in the heart of Bolton. With only 3 years of experience so far, I have a keen eye for what the hairdressing industry has to offer for not only my career but for others.
FUN FACT: When I’m not doing hair, I am most likely shopping
Jamie Rhys Williams @ Nine Croft Road
Hi, my names Jamie, I’m 25 years old and from Wales. My work and passions are both the hair industry. Education is an integral part of my life as I feel it helps to elevate the standards in my career. Also, I feel, mandatory licensing would help our industry standards to rise. I love being inspired by others, that’s my biggest motivation.
NON-HAIR HOBBIES: I enjoy watches, as I think they have a similar handcrafted feel to them.
Jessica Hill @ Stag Barbers
I’m Jess, my career began straight from school where I gained level 3 qualifications in both ladies and men’s hairdressing. After having a few Saturday jobs in various salons I settled into a barbers where I was re trained and on the shop floor for 3 years. I’ve recently moved on and now I work in a barbers as well as freelance hairdressing. I’m an outgoing person with a good sense humour and very social calender.
FUN FACT: I like to travel and aim to reach as many different cities and countries as much as I can. Maybe I’ll open a shop abroad one day!
Lauren McComish @ Wendy Stevens Salisbury
My name is Lauren and I’m a Graduate Stylist at Wendy Stevens Salisbury. I have always wanted to be a hairdresser but only got into my career after studying Physics at university. I am desperate to try and help get rid of the stigma that can be attached to hairdressing! I love colouring hair in particular – both the dramatic transformations and subtle highlights!
NON-HAIR HOBBIES: I have a huge passion for Formula 1 and have been to see the British Grand Prix four times!
Natalia Antypa @ Hair By Jones
I’m Natalia and I’m a stylist/colourist based in Monmouth. I have been hairdressing for 5 1/2 years. I love colouring and entering competitions. I recently came first and third in ISA’s Salon Cymru colour of the day as well as getting through to the live back stage regional finals for the L’Oreal Colour Star. I love taking part in photo shoots, I find them fun and exciting and I enjoy trying out different looks.
NON-HAIR HOBBIES: I am currently training for a half marathon at the end of March to raise money for a mental health charity.
Niall McNulty @ YK Hair & Beauty
I’m 24 and grew up in the East Midlands. I’ve been hairdressing since I was 16 and I’ve been a member of the Hair & Barber council since 2014.
I manage a salon that offers all hairdressing services, but I specialise in colour. I’m also part of the Matrix- L’Oréal education team, working around the UK.
FUN FACT: I’ve been a regional finalist for L’Oréal Colour trophy for the last 3 years. And a finalist for extensionist of the year in 2015.
Tegan Robertson @ Not Another Salon
I’m Tegan! I’m an assistant at Not Another salon, soon to be on the floor. I also do hair and beauty blogging and writing and I’m super passionate about our industry.
FUN FACT: When I’m not doing something hair related, I’m probably covered in glitter and dancing on tables till 5am.
For more information on the junior council you can visit The Hair Council here.