Hairdressing ‘is a skill that takes a lot of education’

Hairdressing is “a skill that takes a lot of education” and budding hairdressers are put off by stereotypes labelling them dumb, a stylist has warned.

Foundation level hairdressing apprentices – the most basic training level – fell in Wales from 625 in 2012-13, to 375 in 2017-18. Stylist Ken Picton said colleges and careers advisers had to stop treating the industry as though it was for “unintelligent” people. He added: “Sadly these days [children’s] intelligence is judged on academic results, at no point are they judged on their social skills or their creativity.”

Source: BBC News

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