Edinburgh College launches STEM Manifesto

Edinburgh College was joined today by Minister for Employability and Training Jamie Hepburn and 100 local school pupils to launch its new STEM Manifesto, which sets out how the college will support the growth of the country’s increasingly technology-based industries. Edinburgh College’s STEM Manifesto outlines how the college will deliver STEM-related education to ensure that…

Barbering students on the Razor’s Edge for National Portrait Gallery project

Edinburgh College Barbering students will be returning to the Scottish National Portrait Gallery on Saturday 29 September to  take part in the Razor’s Edge Project. This comes after great feedback from a recent session in which a group of barbering students  gave haircuts on film as part of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery’s Razor’s Edge Project,…

Shooting for Gold

Edinburgh College graduate Jennifer McIntosh has won gold in 50m rifle prone at the European Shooting Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan. Jennifer, a former HND Make-up Artistry student, accumulated a score of 619.1 in Monday’s final to claim gold, with Ukraine’s Dariya Sharipova taking silver and Sweden’s Marie Enqvist bronze. Her gold medal success comes nearly…

Students secure hairdressing scholarship

Students secure hairdressing scholarship

Several students on the SVQ Level 3 Hairdressing course have secured a scholarship with Medusa Training academy, following the introduction of a partnership with the college. Five students were chosen by Medusa Training director Ross Millar and his team, based on their avant garde look, a part of the course where they have to draw…

College’s first Patron of Barbering

Chris Foster, one of the leading players in the UK’s male hairdressing industry, has become the first Patron of Barbering at Edinburgh College following a visit to pass on his expertise to students. Chris’ role as Patron will see him as an advisory for the hairdressing department and Barbering students, passing on his knowledge and…

Edinburgh College gifted Tilly Products

Edinburgh College beauty students will now be practising their skills on specially designed lifelike model training aids for the beauty industry, thanks to a gift from the Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT). The college received the hi-tech Tilly Heads as a gift for its longstanding relationship with VTCT and its continued work supplying good employees…

Meet our Apprentices – Jade Laurie

Jade Laurie – 17, Meadowbank What apprenticeship programme are you on at the college? “Level 2 Hairdressing modern apprenticeship.” Who is your employer? What do you day to day with them? “I work for Kalon and am loving every second. I’m working as a junior stylist washing and blow drying client’s hair – the team…

Haircuts for the Homeless

Students give homeless new hair

Edinburgh College’s hairdressers are swapping salons for the streets this winter for a charity project to provide haircuts to homeless people. Seven hair and beauty students took their scissors to the Salvation Army at The Pleasance and Cross Reach’s Cunningham House hostel this week, cutting and styling the hair of around 30 clients who use…

Students get haircuts for Cancer kids

Students get haircuts for Cancer kids

Some Edinburgh College Rapunzel’s let down their hair for a good cause and donated their locks to make wigs for child cancer patients who have lost theirs. Students from HN Sports Therapy and Fitness, Health and Exercise courses joined their lecturers to have the chop to help children’s charity the Little Princess Trust, which makes…

Support student scissor stars at our Training Salons

Student hairstylists are sharpening up their scissors and their skills as Edinburgh College’s training salons reopen for business next week (14 September). The college’s Hair & Beauty Training Academies at Granton and Milton Road Campuses offer a range of hair treatments provided by students in top-of-the-range hair salons at discount rates. Customers at the academies…