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

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

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.

Yazz Academy Announce Advanced Short Barbering Course

Following the success of the Beginners Barbering Courses, Yazz Hair Academy in Yeadon, Leeds are now offering an Advanced Short Barbering Course for Barbers who want to take the art of cutting men’s hair to the next level. Advanced Short Barbering Course: Course Duration: 5 weeks (Monday evenings) Start Date: Monday 5 September 2016 Time: 6.00pm – 9.00pm Location: Yazz Hair Academy, Regency House, Kirk Lane, Yeadon, Leeds, LS19 7EP Cost: £200 To reserve your place please contact 07961 226411 or email yazzhair@live.co.uk This short advanced Barbering Course is for Stylists who want to take the art of cutting men’s hair to a more advanced level. Who is the course for? Specifically designed to provide students with an intensive 5 week course, in which they will learn the necessary practical and theoretical skills to either work in a barber shop, or become a freelance men’s hairdresser at a higher level. Course Outline Mens Hair Cutting Techniques Facial Hair Cutting Techniques Drying and Finishing Men’s Hair What will I Learn? The course is taught by qualified educators who incorporate a small amount of theory work, special projects, demonstrations and hands-on workshops. Highlighting on current mens looks,your tutor will guide you through … Continue reading

Hairdressing Apprenticeship 1 Day Taster Session

Now Recruiting! Yazz Training Academy Leeds 1 Day Hairdressing Course Taster Session Date of Courses: Mon1 Aug & Mon 22 Aug 2016 Time: 10am – 4.30pm Course Cost: £45.00 Course Content: An introduction to hairdressing. This 1 day taster session 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. 15 – 16 years of age Work experience or Saturday work in a salon is an advantage. Location Yazz … Continue reading

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