tigi2013Jess Lyon from Yazz Number One Hair Studio, LA Fitness,Yeadon has been selected for a place in the 2013 TIGI Inspirational Youth Team.

TIGI has announced the Inspirational Youth Team 2013.

The 10 talented young hairdressers chosen for this year’s Team will begin an exciting journey to develop their skills. Over the next 5 months they will undergo intensive training in all aspects of hairdressing including advanced creative cutting and finishing, colouring, session styling and product knowledge. They will also be introduced to the world of fashion and photography, learn stage and presentation skills and in October will present their own hair show to an audience of 1000 hairdressers at Excel in London during the weekend of Salon International.

Often described as a ‘life changing experience’ by the team members, this year marks the 8th year of Inspirational Youth. Highly respected within the professional hairdressing arena, Inspirational Youth has developed from an original concept by iconic hairdresser and TIGI founder, Anthony Mascolo whose philosophy is to identify and support emerging talent. This year the Team are to be mentored by senior TIGI International Creative Team members including TIGI Global Creative Director, Nick Irwin, TIGI European Creative Director, Akos Bodi, TIGI European Session Director, Maria Kovacs and TIGI Academy Creative Director, Philip Downing. Other mentors include TIGI’s in-house photographers, TIGI show director, TIGI Global PR and TIGI Casting Director.

During training sessions the Team are filmed to show their progress. The final film will be played as background during their show.

The 10 young hairdressers arrive as individuals but quickly develop into a strong team, working together and supporting each other. The selection process for this year’s Team was particularly competitive, each applicant had to send in a full resumé with a filmed interview to support their application.

Training begins in early June at Bed Head Studio and the TIGI European Academy, both located in Battersea, South London.

For further information to follow Jess on her journey please contact: or Search on facebook @YazzNo.1HairStudio.

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