As part of enterprise week, the College of Haringey Enfield and North East London (CONEL) invited business owner Gabrielle Phillips in to lecture Hair and Beauty students about starting their own business’.

Gabrielle, the founder of a business called ‘Wigs Wash And Drop’, hosted seminars on what it takes to create a business in the hairdressing sector, at both our Tottenham and Enfield centres. She gave a motivational speech about her journey and what it takes.

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Gabrielle said “We offer a range of services at Wigs Wash And Drop. We revive all wigs, both synthetic and human hair, hair bundles and hair extensions. The simple three-step process makes it easy for customers to drop off their wigs, have them refurbished or cleaned and pick them up.

“Coming in and talking to the students today was really fun. It’s nice to give back and share my knowledge to the students. It felt good to share my experiences and journey and hopefully I can help someone else start their own business.”

Inspired by Gabrielle’s talk, the classes had shared ideas and had discussions that sparked good plans for future businesses. This was the aim of the seminar as part of Global Enterprise Week, a week of global events aimed to inspire and create awareness of entrepreneurship.

Organiser of the seminar, Louise Webber, said, “Sessions like this are key for our students, to motivate them and give them honest and vital information needed to succeed in the real world. The students were really engaged and I know they took a lot away from Gabrielle.”

Are you wondering how much hairdressers and beauty therapists earn? Completing a course in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy with CONEL could put you a cut above the rest and land you a starter job in any of the following careers with these annual salaries:

Beauty Therapist: £17,680
Hairdresser and Barber: £16,120
Clinic/Salon Manager: £22,880
Make-up artist: £17,680
Nail Technician: £17,680

It’s also the perfect industry for setting yourself up as a freelancer, and when you’re in control – the sky is the limit! The hairdressing and beauty workforce is projected to grow between now and 2024, creating 1,100 new jobs. In the same period, 35.3% of people working in beauty and related occupations are likely to retire, creating 32,300 job openings.


If you want to kick-start your career at this ideal time, your journey starts here:

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