Hairdressing students say 'Yes to Life' by raising money for cancer sufferers
Hair and Beauty students at the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East Londonâ€™s Enfield Centre worked tirelessly this week raising money for cancer charity â€˜Yes to Lifeâ€™.
The students, who ranged from Level 1 to Level 3, pampered and pruned dozens of customers who visited the College’s Style Zone to get a range of treatments, from colouring and perming to Indian head massaging and manicures.
The Style Zone, which is a working salon, offers low cost treatments to the public and allows students to learn the skills they need to become qualified hairdressers and beauticians.
All the money raised during the week will go to ‘Yes for Life’ who the College have supported for several years.
Amy Trotter, Fundraising Manager at the Charity, come along to find out what was happening, while sampling treatments at the salon.
She said: “Thanks so much to everyone involved over the week. It’s been fantastic to see students’ enthusiasm and professionalism. Yes to Life is very grateful for all the hard work involved in raising some much needed funds.”
As part of the fundraising the students came to College in fancy dress and managed to raise over £800.
Level 1 Hairdressing student, Maria Zaccaria, said: “Today was fun. It was for a good cause but we also managed to see a lot more customers, which is what we need to develop our skills.”
Curriculum Manager, Caroline Gibbs, said: “We put these events on to raise money but the students genuinely love doing it. They have fun, they work hard and most of all they give something back, which is an important life lesson.”
For more information about hairdressing, or to make an appointment at the Style Zone, visit: www.conel.ac.uk
- Last Updated: 30 April 2012