Academy Salon

Academy Salon Educator: Karen Bunney
Academy Salon Educator: Caroline Gunner
Academy Salon Educator: Mel Perkins

Monday 9am – 8pm
Tuesday 9am – 8pm

Yazz Hairdressing Academy Salon
Unit 1
Regency House
Kirk Lane
LS19 7EP

Tel: 07961 226411


Meet The Team:

Karen Bunny, Creative Director at our Rawdon Salon and Educator at the AcademyKaren
Salon Educator / Creative Director, Rawdon Salon and the Yazz Academy

Hi I’m Karen, I am one of the salon educators and training managers at this busy Rawdon Leeds based Salon and Training Academy. My new role in the salon is to deliver NVQ level 2 and 3 in Hairdressing with centre approval of VTCT and City and Guilds in our new Academy which I’m proud to say opened in June this year. I am also a Senior Director Stylist in the salon and run a busy clientelle and have many lovely and loyal clients, Earlier this year I flew to Russia with the JK Group (Ergaline) to deliver a Master Class in their Moscow Academy of Hairdressing. Since joining Leeds based salon, Yazz Number One Hair Studio, I have had many great opportunities to further education and have had the experience of many advanced courses, and been lucky enough to travel to America with the Tigi International Creative Team, also Cyprus with Matrix and even worked alongside Gok Wan Clothes Roadshow and the Channel 4 Production Team. I LOVE MY JOB AND WORK WITH A FANTASTIC TEAM!

Caroline Gunner Yazz Hairdressing Academy TutorCarolyn Gunner
Creative Director/Academy Educator, Yazz Academy

London based trained, i have been in the industry for many years specialising in men’s and ladies hairdressing.
I would say i am as passionate about hairdressing now as when i first started.

I am honoured to say i have worked with the top named salons in London. I emigrated North 13 years ago to spread my love for hairdressing which is when i trained as an educator.

Now I’m very excited to say i deliver the NVQ Barbering level 2 diploma at our Yazz academy. I can also deliver the NVQ levels 2 & 3 hairdressing with centre approval of VTCT and city and guilds.

I continue on a  journey gaining knowledge, feeling positive about my journey with Yazz as i feel knowledge is the key to success.

Mel Perkins Yazz Academy Educator, Yeadon, Leeds, West YorkshireMel Perkins
Academy Educator, Yazz Academy

Hi!, My name is Mel Perkins and I currently work at, Leeds based Yazz Training Academy in Yeadon as an Industry Educator. I have been in the industry for 30 years since leaving school, training as a Barber and ladies Stylist.

I have been fortunate to have worked all over the country with a variety of industry jobs including salons and theatres in the West End of London. I have also worked for the American Government in Oxfordshire at Upper Hayford, American Air Force Base and also as a Session Stylist for the fashion and media industry. I worked as an Industry Lecturer at a local college for 10 years and now run my own busy salon in Halifax.

I am passionate about the industry and love nothing more than to pass on my experience to others who are as passionate as I am. I enjoy keeping up to date with current trends and fashions which is vital within the industry.

CarolynCarolyn Jacobs
Training Administrator

My key role as the administrator for the academy is is to recruit students for the various courses that we offer. I joined Yazz on a permanent basis in January 2012.

I love my job and enjoy been part of a great team! I get a buzz from introducing new clients to Yazz Number One Hair Studio Salons whether this is face to face, social media or through our database.

My style icon is Vivienne Westwood and I love her wacky clothes and stylish accessories which she keeps introducing, even though she is 73 years of age!

Interested? Enquire Today!

If you are interested in the courses we offer then please e-mail for an application form or telephone our Recruitment Team on 07961 226411