L'oréal professionnel celebrate colour specialist graduates

Published 01st Mar 2023 by Josie Jackson
L'oréal professionnel celebrate colour specialist graduates On the 20 February, L'Oréal Professionnel Paris, along with 300 attendees, gathered in London to celebrate those who achieved Colour Specialist status during 2022. Coming from all around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, the night was full of reunions with classmates’ elation from completing the course and pride from everyone there to witness their achievement. With a 26-year history, L'Oréal Professionnel Paris Colour Specialist comprises of a thorough curriculum and challenging 15-day format. Receiving the Colour Specialist title is considered prestigious within the hairdressing industry and signals a colourist’s proficient technical expertise. “L'Oréal Professionnel Paris is a pioneer in educating advanced colouring skill sets. Helping Colour Specialists achieve such a high standard of excellence is an honour and helps elevate the industry. All the graduates worked hard to meet such a high standard and they should be proud of their achievement,” says Donna Paterson, Education Director for L'Oréal Professionnel Paris. L'Oréal Professionnel Paris Colour Specialist “Graduating is a real sense of achievement. I am really thrilled to be able to officially say I am a L'Oréal Professionnel Paris Colour Specialist,” shared Angela Wright, from Headmasters Windsor. “Graduating today was confirmation of how much hard work we put in. It was a great course, but it was a hard course, and we put a lot into it. It is nice to have gone through the other end and it was so nice to see my team again, my classmates and all the educators,” explained Christopher Gilbert, from Antoniou. What is the top take away for these graduates? Mostly, it is around how the course has built their confidence. From giving them skill sets to roadmap any hair colour, to having the right conversations with clients and reinforcing they know what they are capable of. “Now I have more self-confidence, from product mixing and applications to talking with clients. When clients ask me questions, I feel 100% confident with my answers because I know exactly what I am doing and why I am doing it. And that is thanks to the Colour Specialist course,” explained Callum O’Donovan, from The Edge Hair Design, Cork. “I feel more confident that I can do pretty much anything a client asks me to. My column is busier because I can fill it better by knowing which services I should offer when a client comes to me with a specific hair concern. And of course, you get clients who request a Colour Specialist, and I am now one,” Angela Wright adds. Senior colourists and salon owners also know the difference being a Colour Specialist makes when the individual brings the knowledge back into the workspace. They share their expertise with others and reinforce the professional development of their fellow staff members. “It has helped me be motivational to my team and also teach them what I know. It has elevated my service to the next level and my team now come to me for advice on their colour services,” said Emma Taylor, from Artelier. Graduates join over 2,300 strong alumni and get to unlock additional benefits through the Colour Specialist Connective Programme, which is only available to qualified Colour Specialists in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. “On behalf of L'Oréal Professionnel Paris, congratulations to the Colour Specialist Class of 2022," added Donna Paterson. In 2023, the Colour Specialist course has been given a new look and feel. From an enriched syllabus, extensive practical sessions to new online footprint and enhanced learner resources. If it's business support you're looking for, then you might want to check out 'Salon Economics with Hellen Ward'.
Josie Jackson

Josie Jackson

Published 01st Mar 2023

Josie supports the team with content for the print magazine, website and social media channels at HJ. Having grown up in a salon environment (thanks to her hairdresser mum) and even working as a Saturday girl before getting her degree in English Literature, Josie feels right at home in the industry. Although she’s experimented with a few creative colour looks in the past, she always comes back to blonde, and loves all things hydrating and bond building.

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