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

Now recruiting Experienced Stylist!

Now recruiting Experienced Stylist…… An amazing opportunity, for the right person, to work in one of our busy salons. Must have a minimum of 3 years experience. In return you will receive an excellent package including excellent ongoing training. If you possess drive, professionalism, love your job and have a desire to be the best, it could be you. To apply please email your cv to yazzhair@live.co.uk or Tel 07961226411

What is a Hairdressing Apprenticeship?

Yazz Hairdressing Academy recruting for 2016

If you’ve got a friend or family member who’s currently doing a Leeds hairdressing apprenticeship, you may well have wondered exactly what it entails. Maybe you’ve even thought about enquiring about a hairdressing apprenticeship yourself? Before you pick up the phone and chat to us here at the Yazz Academy Leeds, we wanted to give you a little information to help answer any of your immediate concerns. After all, there are so many options available to school leavers today; it’s difficult to know exactly what to do. But thanks to our special hairdressing academy, you can work alongside professionals and real clients in a Leeds hairdressing apprenticeship to gain the knowledge and skills you need for a career in hairdressing. But here’s the best part: you get to earn while you learn. Pick up tips and techniques from an experienced team of stylists in one of our training salons and ensure you have a steady stream of money making it into your bank. What could be better than that? While we realise it may be nerve-wracking to embark on something brand new, the Yazz Hair Academy is a great place to develop your styling skills and earn on the job. … Continue reading

We’re Backing Up and Coming Rugby League Star, Oliver Shakeshaft!

Oliver Shakeshaft Sponcored by Yazz Hairdressing and Rugby Leauge player

We’re Backing Up and Coming Rugby League Star, Oliver Shakeshaft! Here at Yazz Number 1 Hair Salon, Leeds, we love the opportunity to support young people who are setting out on the path to great things. We see talented teenagers come through our training Academy each year and we love to do our bit to give people a leg up to a great career or hobby. So when we were presented with the chance to support up and coming rugby player, Oliver Shakeshaft, how could we refuse? Oliver – a pupil at Guiseley School – is the nephew of Yazz Number 1 Hair Salon’s owner, Paul Shakeshaft. A talented player, he’s recently been awarded a scholarship to join the under 16s team at Castleford Tigers’ Rugby League Club. Of course, we’re backing him all the way – we love helping young people succeed and we’re digging deep to ensure some of Oliver’s training costs are covered. Castleford Tigers joined the Rugby League in 1926, following a stint as a successful junior club. The team’s home games are played at Wheldon Road, which has been known as The Mend-A-Hose Jungle since 2014. Growing into one of the most famous Rugby League Clubs … Continue reading

The Only Way is up for Yazz Number One Hair Studio!

Yazz Number One Hair Studio Then and Now in 2016

The Only Way is up for Yazz Number One Hair Studio and its Trainees! – says Owner Paul A FORMER Scottish footballer recently returned to the Leeds-based hairdressing salon he opened some 19 years ago to recreate a now-sentimental photo for owner, Paul Shakeshaft. John Hendrie first cut the ribbon on Yazz’s first salon – located in Yeadon, Leeds – joined by hairdresser and owner Paul and his then three-year-old daughter, Yasmin. The inspiration behind the salon’s name, Yasmin – then just a toddler – happily posed for a picture with her Dad and the footballing star – but little did she know back then that she’d eventually join the hairdressing profession too. Now, almost two decades later, John agreed to pose for a light-hearted recreation of the same photo that marked the beginning of an exciting career for Paul – and now, for his daughter Yasmin. Twenty-two-year-old Yasmin says if it wasn’t for the success of her Dad’s business she wouldn’t have joined the profession in the first instance. While Paul encouraged his daughter to join the hair industry when she left school, a then 16-year-old Yasmin had other ideas. Insistent she wanted to take on an office job, … Continue reading

Qualify As A Barber With Yazz Hairdressing Academy Barbering Course

Training for Hair Salon Jobs at Yazz Academy, Yeadon, North Leeds

We Want You! Apply for our Yazz Hairdressing Academy Barbering Course Ever dreamed of being a gents barber? Yazz Hairdressing Academy is now recruiting – and we’re looking for keen young people ready and raring to become qualified barbers through our Academy Barbering course!. Our barbering course – NVQ Level 2 and 3 – is a private course held at our hair Leeds academy and suitable for anyone looking to become skilled in men’s hairdressing. 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. So, what do you receive at the end of your course if you choose to study with Yazz Hair Leeds? All our courses are accredited to the highest levels by City and Guilds and VTCT. What’s more, nowhere is better to equip you with the confidence, skills and the right blend of qualifications and practical ability than our salons. As well as our hair Leeds barbering course, we also offer NVQ Level 2 and 3 in Hairdressing as an option for those looking to begin a new career or enhance an existing one. The course lasts 12 … Continue reading

Yazz Hairdressing Academy Open Day

Yazz Hairdressing Academy Barber Students collect Certifications

ACADEMY OPEN DAY – TUESDAY 1 MARCH 2016 Would you like to earn whilst you learn? We are looking for School Leavers to join Yazz Hairdressing Academy as Level 2 Apprentices in September 2016. Also find out about our Private Courses. If you are interested in a career in hairdressing we would love to meet you. Come and meet our trainers, see our new training environment and see NVQ students at work. Time – 3.00pm – 6.30pm Tuesday 1st March 2016 Yazz Hairdressing Academy, Kirk Lane Yeadon Leeds LS19 7EP Telephone to confirm attendance: Carolyn Jacobs 07961 226411 or email yazzhair@live.co.uk

Well Done To These Newly Certified Barbers

Yazz Hairdressing Academy Barber Students collect Certifications

A big well done to students who recently completed the Beginners Barbering Course. Samantha Rix, Stacy Ramsey and Sarah Jackson who have been presented with their certificates today by Academy Administrator Carolyn Jacobs. Also well done to Ameenah Kauser and Cameron Smithurst who could not be with us this evening to collect their certificates.

Julie Radcliffe on course to up-skill into Ladies Hairdressing


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Today at the Yazz academy was Julie Radcliffe’s first day , Julie is our gents stylist at our Rawdon salon and is taking a course to up-skill into ladies hairdressing. This was her first one length ladies haircut under the supervision of Karen Bunney Creative Director and Academy educator. Julie was learning all the terminology and skills from the Tigi Classic collection. Well done on your achievements! Julie said: Feeling happy as just achieved my first one length ladies cut. Very different to cutting gents but so excited to learn something new!