Huge congratulations to Danielle Nolan who won a Pivot Point competition with these gorgeous hair styles. Her entry was amongst others from fully qualified stylist and her natural ability secured her the win.
“My aim from the course is to be able to work part time in a salon or be a mobile hairdresser, eventually working towards bridal hair. I chose ACL as it gave me the opportunity to gain a level 2 hairdressing qualification in an evening course.”
“Our tutor Natalie recommended some great social media hairdressing pages to follow. There was a competition through the Pivot Point Facebook page where we had to recreate a look inspired by Sheree Thompson’s tutorial on a knotted updo. I used styles I had learnt with Natalie during the online classes whilst adding Sheree’s knots into the up do and won the Madi Mannequin competition prize.”
Danielle is currently studying Hairdressing NVQ Level 2 at Witham, whilst being a parent/carer to her 2-year-old daughter who has Down Syndrome.
Despite the challenges that COVID presented, Danielle developed her skills during lockdown with support from her tutor Natalie, “I am so super proud of her, her work, her dedication to the course and her ability, even during the time when she contracted COVID-19.”
We asked Danielle what words of encouragement and advice she would give to anyone thinking of signing up to a course, “I would recommend ACL and the Hairdressing NVQ Level 2 course to anyone considering signing up. I have a lovely tutor and great group of class mates. As a class we have a couple of social media groups where we can support and help each other. Not only has the course given me the opportunity to learn again, it has enabled me to meet new people, be creative and hopefully find a career which could help me work around family life. I have really enjoyed the course and would say go for it!”
What a fantastic result for Danielle and her tutor, Natalie.
If you’d like to gain a Hairdressing qualification, our courses take place in working salons within our centres. Whilst learning new skills, you will be introduced to the importance of customer service, client interaction and how to run a successful professional salon.
There are also funding options available – don’t let money stand in the way of you fulfilling your career goals. View more here.