Celebrity hairdresser Andrew Barton is looking to share his expertise and decades of experience with hairdressing students across the UK with the national roll-out of his education concept, ABLE.
Andrew’s career has seen him make regular appearances on TV, win prestigious industry awards as well as building a reputation as one of the most talented salon hairdressers in the business He is now Creative Director of the Headmasters salon group.
ABLE (Andrew Barton London Education) is a unique, contemporary training scholarship that offers further education institutions a comprehensive training programme to add to their existing portfolio of hairdressing education.
Created to meet the needs of full-time students or apprentices, the programme gives students an extended qualification linked to the hairdressing industry and empowers their employment opportunities with an ABLE certificate alongside the traditional NVQ or technical qualification. Through a series of educational tools including exclusive online training and aspirational events the programme is a first in the industry.
Said Andrew: “After decades of hearing the debate in the industry about raising standards I decided there was a need to develop and offer a link between industry and further education. ABLE will not only lift the experience and aspirations of students but also support lecturers in their pursuit to offer quality education and develop the skill set of the hairdressers of the future.
The ABLE scholarship, created and presented by Andrew, is set to roll out at various institutions nationwide with a target to become a British product of excellence and exported internationally.