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

Yazz Reach L’Oréal Colour Trophy Semi-Finals 2016

Loreal Colour Trophy 2016 Logo

YAZZ NUMBER ONE HAIR STUDIO LEEDS REACH SEMI-FINALS OF L’OREAL COLOUR TROPHY & L’ORÉAL MEN’S IMAGE AWARD Stylists from Yazz Number One Hair Studio in Rawdon, Guiseley & Yeadon has made it through the first round and into the semi-finals of L’Oréal Colour Trophy Awards 2016 & L’Oreal Men’s Image Award 2016. This means that they will now go head to head with salons in the area at the North Eastern Backstage Live Final to be held on Sunday 10th April 2016 at The Royal Armouries, Leeds competing in the L’Oréal Colour Trophy and L’Oréal Men’s Image Award Category. In the first round, hundreds of photographic images from across the country were judged by the most influential names in hairdressing including the 2012 title holders Sally & Jamie Brooks, leading session stylist & press favourite Adam Reed and hairdressing icon Charles Worthington MBE. Leeds Salon, Yazz Number One Hair Studio fought of stiff competition and were successfully chosen to go through to the next stage of the competition – the Backstage Live Regional Finals. The next stage of the competition will put the team through their paces as they will now create a live model look that demonstrates an awareness … Continue reading

L’Oreal Colour Trophy 2015

Leeds based – Yazz Number One Hair Studio achieved Seventh place in the recent L’Oreal Colour Trophy NE Regional Awards. Well done to the Yazz Team Stylists, Charlotte Newsham, Abigail Lawrence, Jess Lyon & Steven Lee who made it through to the Regional Finals of the Men’s Image Award and Loreal Colour Trophy Award 2015 out of hundreds of entries. The Regional Finals were held at New Dock Hall, Royal Armouries in Leeds on 15 April 2015. Stylists were competing against 60 others salons in the region in a bid to make it through to the L’Oreal Colour Trophy Grand Finals in London on 1 June 2015. The atmosphere was electric as each Stylist was given 30 tense minutes to bring their model look to life and demonstrate that they are the region’s most talented and creative hairdressers to a panel of judges consisting of acclaimed hairdressers. This was followed by a catwalk show, where all styles were seen by the excited audience. Styles were judged by the panel and 3 winners chosen from each category to go through to the Grand Finals in London. So proud of his team of Stylists, especially Charlotte Newsham, who received a very commendable … Continue reading

Leeds-based Yazz Hair No 1 Hair Studio Stylists Have Plenty to Smile About Ahead of the L’Oréal Colour Trophy 2015

A TALENTED team of stylists at Leeds-based Yazz Number 1 Hair studio is celebrating after winning a place at the finals of the prestigious L’Oréal Men’s Image Award, as part of the Colour Trophy 2015. But that’s not all; staff have also made it to the regional finals of the annual L’Oréal Colour Trophy, in a bid to get to the finals later this year. Abigail Lawrence of the Rawdon salon, and Charlotte Newsham from the Guiseley premises are thrilled to be instrumental in the team’s success. Also helping to get the salon to the finals (due to take place in London ) of the men’s image award are stylists Steven Lee from Yazz’s Guiseley salon, alongside Jess Lyon from the Yeadon branch. Speaking about Yazz’s success, owner Paul Shakeshaft had this to say: “What an amazing achievement from my talented team at Yazz Number One Hair Studios: four entries submitted and four through! We also have two through to the Men’s Awards Regional Finals, plus two through to the Ladies’ Regional Finals. It’s been made even more special in joining in the celebration of 60 years of the L’Oreal Colour Trophy in 2015. Taking place on Wednesday, April 15 … Continue reading


The L’oreal colour trophy remains one of the competitions in the hair industry to win. This year was special for Yazz Number One Hair Studio in Leeds. Young Stylist Jess Lyon from our Yeadon Salon, Leeds, made it through as a Grand Finalist in the L’Oreal Young Colourist of the Year competition. This year finals were held at the prestigious Grosvenor Hotel in London. The night started off with a champagne reception where guests and competitors mingled. The evening consisted of three fantastic shows to feast your eyes on with Dylan Bradshaw from Dublin opening the show. A show by Skyler Macdonald for Sean Hanna and a colour inspired spectacular with Toni & Guy, Rush, Charles Worthington, Daniel Galvin, Trevor Sorbie and Richard Ward hair and Metro Spa. After the awards presentation the evening finished off with an after party in the ballroom. A very exciting and challenging competition for Jess who is having an amazing year! Well Done.


Salons across the country inspire their client’s daily showcasing ‘Hair Inspired by Fashion’. Yazz Number One Hair Studio based in Leeds have taken this inspiration to a new level and have won a sort after place at the L’Oréal Colour Trophy North Eastern Regional Final 2014. This prestigious event showcases the best hair talent nationwide against a backdrop of a truly enthralling hair show. The 59th year of the  will not disappoint and we are delighted to have Charlotte Newsham, Steven Lee & Abbie Lawrence from Yazz Number One Hair Studio within the Regional line up of the L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL COLOUR TROPHY and Melissa Barclay and Ashley Wallis from Yazz Number One Hair Studio within the Regional line up of the L’OREAL PROFESSIONAL MEN’S IMAGE AWARD. We also have pleasure in announcing that Jess Lyon from Yazz Number One Hair Studio has won a sort after place at the L’Oreal Colour Trophy Young Colourist North Eastern Regional Finals 2014 at the L’Oreal Professional International Academy in Manchester on the 3 June 2014. The winners will now be put to the test, completing a number of demanding colouring techniques in only 2 hours 45 minutes. Finalists will also be put through … Continue reading

TIGI Inspirational Youth – taking young hairdressers to the top

TIGI Inspirational Youth – taking young hairdressers to the top. Jess Lyon from Yazz Number One Hair Studio, LA Fitness, Yeadon has just returned from an amazing experience in London, participating in the TIGI Inspirational Youth at Salon International, Excel, in front of an audience of 1,000 hairdressers from around the Globe. TIGI Inspirational Youth selects a group of young stylists from across the country and challenges them to an intense training programme that covers not only hairdressing, but also presentation skills, team building, fashion knowledge, photographic session styling and model casting and ends with the presentation of a hair and fashion show. This is the 9th year that TIGI has run the programme. The team members are selected for their fashion and hair skills as well as their personality and enthusiasm for the craft of hairdressing. Mentored by the TIGI top Creative Team members, the young hairdressers are set assignments to constantly make them research, present and practice with the vision to widen their knowledge and open their eyes to the many artistic possibilities their chosen career can bring. Importantly, the team members are encouraged to share their new-found knowledge and experiences with their own salon team, many of whom … Continue reading