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 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

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



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Yazz Academy Students attend the Woodhouse Grove School Careers Fair Yazz Academy NVQ Level 3 girls demonstrating some skills at Wood House Grove School, for their careers event last night. The event took the form of a market place style fair so that parents and students can walk round and talk to the professions they are most interested in. Woodhouse Grove Careers Fair was open to all pupils in years 9 to 13 and their parents on Monday 14 March 2016 from 4pm – 7.30pm.   This market style event gave them the opportunity to talk to representatives from numerous professions, colleges and Universities to discuss potential careers and the opportunities available to them. Karen Bunney, Academy Educator from Leeds based Yazz Hair Academy together with NVQ Level 3 students Stacy, Bethany & Aimee, were chatting with students and parents alike and demonstrated some excellent styling skills on Woodhouse Grove students hair. It was a very motivational and fun evening. Thank you to everyone who made this event the huge success it was. 🙂 If you need any further information please call: 07961 226411 or email

WE NEED YOU! Hair models required at Yazz Hair Academy.

Hair models required at Yazz Hair Academy. Our Hairdressing students at the Yazz Hairdressing Academy have bags of energy and talent, however they need something more, and that is some customers to practice on! Being a Hair Model suits people who can get to our Yeadon Yazz Hairdressing Academy ( parking Available), have a little extra time to allow the to listen to guidance from their tutors, and a good eye for a bargain as all hair cut are charged at our student rate! Remember that we need Male Hair Models too for our Gents Barbering students! If you are interested Tel: 07961 226411 or email

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 for 2017 – 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 … Continue reading