Paul Magazine Q&A Session

Our own Paul Shakeshaft has recently been interviewed for a magazine article and her are some of the interview questions and answers revealing Paul’s vision for the Yazz brand and guidance for new business start-ups. How did you get the idea for your concept? I was already a hairdresser, my goal was to build a strong and identifiable brand in the area which would deliver exceptional service to all of our customers, bringing modern and bang up to date trends and colouring techniques to a local town, without having to travel into the City. Describe your style and concept. Yazz is a thoroughly modern Award Winning Hair Salon; we actively listen our customers and address their needs on a one to one basis. Making them the very best version of themselves. What was your mission at the outset ? To deliver exceptional service to all of our customers ,ensuring we have the best  and most educated teams to do this, this remains today. To what do you attribute your success? Our customers first and foremost both loyal and new, the amazing feedback we get and recommendations to visit our Salons are outstanding. Of course the team who always give 100% … Continue reading

Our Ashley Does the Yazz Team Proud at TIGI Inspirational Youth UK 2016!

It’s been an exciting time for our stylist, Ashley Wallis, who’s recently returned from the prestigious TIGI Inspirational Youth UK event. And of course, our talented hairdresser didn’t let us down, appearing live on stage and confidently displaying the hair style he’d created following a gruelling 5-day bootcamp. The event, at London’s Cafe de Paris Club, showcased the creative experiences gained during a TIGI bootcamp, with doors opening at 7pm and the show closing at 12am. Marking the 14th anniversary of TIGI Inspirational Youth, this year was just as successful as previous shows. Created by Anthony Moscolo to give ‘the next generation of hairdressing stars’ a great opportunity to hone their skills, the event recognises young talent and the course itself is viewed as one of the best in the industry. Taking part in a five-day bootcamp, Ashley then appeared at the live show and got the chance to experience a fun photo shoot with his hair model, and TIGI photographer, Alex Barron-Hough. Speaking after the event and photoshoot, our Ashley said: “Inspirational Youth has opened my eyes to hair, fashion and beauty trends, and a different world of hairdressing. It’s helped me look at how we work with hair.” … Continue reading

Monday Evening Barbering Course Students Progress

Well done to our new barbering students! A great start…….. For the next five Monday evenings students will be mastering the art of Men’s Barbering. Follow their progress with our weekly Facebook posts. For more details on the next Barbering Course email: yazzhair@live.co.uk or tel: 07961226411.

A Yazz Barbering Course Place Has Become Available!

Student learning Barbering Skills with Yazz Academy Begining Barbering Course

Due to a last minute cancellation a place has become available on our next 5 week barbering course starting Monday 7 November 2016. The cost of this evening course is £200. Based in our Yeadon premises, Leeds, the course is taught by dedicated NVQ educators with a range of lessons on offer, including theory work, demonstrations, projects and workshops. You can find more details about the course on our Barbering With Yazz page For more details or to enrol: Tel: 07961226411  

Yazz Training Academy 1 Day Hairdressing Course

SCHOOL STUDENTS Yazz Training Academy 1 Day Hairdressing Course Taster Session Date of Courses: Mon 24 October 2016 Time: 10am – 4.30pm Course Cost: £45.00 Course Content: An introduction to hairdressing which gives you an insight into both men’s and women’s hairdressing as a career. 10.00am – 10.30am Introduction to Yazz Academy An overview to what the Academy can offer in terms of becoming a hairdresser/barber. What progression routes are offered? An insight into industry apprenticeships. Question and answer session. 10.30am – 1.00pm Skill Building Session Students will learn how to blow dry hair and style hair and then shown how to create hair ups for all occasions, using different techniques and equipment. 1.00pm -1.30pm – Lunch 1.30pm – 4.30pm Freestyle Session Students will showcase skills and techniques they have learnt in the morning session. Students will complete two different looks for two different occasions. Students will present their models and discuss how they achieved the styles. Discussion and feedback session. 4.30pm – Finish Entry Requirements Interested in following hairdressing as a Career. 14 – 16 years of age Work experience or Saturday work in a salon is an advantage Location Yazz Number One Hair Studio, 34 New Road Side, … Continue reading

Karen Flys to Russia

Karen Flys to Russia

Academy Educator and Creative Director Karen Bunney fls to Russia. Here are a few photos from her time spent in Moscow. Karen was delivering and demonstrating her hair dressing skills for Hempz Couture in Russia. ‘This was an amazing opportunity for me and I have seen and learnt some amazing things and felt honoured to be invited.’

Careers Fair – Horsforth School 7 July 2016

Yazz academy attend Hawsforth School Careers Day

Careers Morning……… Leeds based, Yazz Hair Academy Team attended Horsforth High School. The team were their to answer questions and talk to students about hairdressing as a career. Phillipa O’Donnel, Careers Advisor said: ‘The students really enjoyed the recent Careers Morning and have given us some great feedback, especially the ones that had their hair done! The students got a lot of informative advice and guidance and I know they will use it when it comes to making major decisions in the future.