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Headmasters new London Academy opens February 2020

January 15, 2020

For over three decades, Headmasters has been delivering beautiful, fashionable, confidence-boosting hair to clients in over 60 locations and is now set to open the doors on its brand new London Academy in February 2020.

The academy will be open to independent hairdressers and salons wanting to benefit from the expertise and experience of the talented Creative Ambassadors lead by Headmasters Creative and Communications Director Andrew Barton.

The new Headmasters London Academy has been designed as a creative hub to facilitate learning and share hairdressing skills. Whether you’re looking for inspirational new cutting and colouring techniques or you need to brush up on classics cuts and build on your current skills – there is the perfect course for you. Each course has been specially crafted to help you achieve your goals and enhance your knowledge with bitesize information that you can take back to the salon and work with straight way.

Meet The Creative Team

Dedicated to taking the hottest trends and translating them into beautiful, wearable styles for the salon floor, the Headmasters Creative Ambassadors are industry experts specialising in session, cutting and colouring.

The team work on so many prestigious events from Fashion Weeks to editorial magazine shoots and use these experiences and skills to teach thousands of hairdressers in the UK and across the globe as well as working with numerous celebrities and influencers as well as maintaining very busy salon columns.

The Creative Team:

Creative Director, Andrew Barton leads, coaches and inspires the Headmasters renowned artistic team to ensure exacting standards of hairdressing across the sixty-strong salon group. He is integral in creating signature looks, services and salon experiences in line with Headmasters ethos of beautiful, fashionable, confidence-boosting hair. Andrew is a past winner of British Hairdresser of the Year as well as holding an honorary doctorate for services to the hair industry.

Jonathan Soons, Headmasters Creative Ambassador is in high demand for beauty editorial shoots, journalist appointments and educating the Headmasters team. His strengths are in Session Styling and precision cutting and he has a reputation for creating beautiful, soft but cool girl hair. He understands hair type and texture meaning his cuts perform day after day, week after week for his clients.

Gareth Williams, Headmasters Creative Ambassador and Colour Lead manages an extremely busy salon column with a waiting list as well as playing an integral part in the Art Team.   His colours are loved by editors and influencers and he is famed for expensive looking blondes and in-depth formula knowledge which means his blondes are clean, his brunettes have shine and depth and his reds and creative colours have vibrancy and life.

Nicole Iroh, Headmasters Creative Ambassador is an expert in all hair textures. She specialises in Afro Caribbean hair and has won the L’Oreal Colour Trophy Mizani Afro Look Award. Nicole also heads up the Headmasters Pro Session Team and is a regular at Fashion Weeks across the globe every season. Nicole is passionate about catwalk hair and was the hair lead for Graduate Fashion week 2019.

Alfie Pfeffer, Headmasters Creative Colour Ambassador is a passionate colour technician dedicated to creating new techniques and continual learning. Alfie is a favourite with Instagram Influencers as he continually pushes colour boundaries. He is a L’Oreal ID Artist and is devoted to education and really enjoys showcasing his work and major hairdressing event. 

Clare Hansford, Headmasters Creative Ambassador cares passionately about helping every client to look and feel the best version of themselves and can often be found consulting not just on hair but also fashion, skincare and health.   She lives and breathes fashion and when not found backstage at Fashion Week, she will be teaching session skills to the Headmasters team, on photo shoots or with her dedicated celebrity fans.

“At Headmasters we care passionately about the personal development of all our teams with education at the very heart of all we do. Our reputation for creating wearable, beautiful hair is part of the Headmasters DNA, alongside promoting from within and helping our teams to develop their careers. I am thirlled to be able to share this expertise with the wider hairdressing community with the launch of our new London Academy.” – Andrew Barton Headmasters Creative and Communications Director


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