Linzie Weare, WorldSkills UK Training Manager for Hairdressing who works for Reds Hair Company, has been recognised by WorldSkills Europe for the outstanding contribution she has made to raising standards in training for hairdressing in the UK.
WorldSkills Europe works with its members, including WorldSkills UK, to raise the level of skills across Europe through competition-based training programmes which Linzi helps to devise.
Linzi is also responsible for training the UK’s best apprentices to take part in the EuroSkills and WorldSkills Competition, which is known as the ‘skills olympics’.
Parisa Shirazi, Head of Skills Development and International Competitions and Assistant Technical Delegate for WorldSkills Europe, said: “It is great to see Linzi’s hard work and commitment rewarded by our peers across Europe. Linzi is an amazing coach and role model for young people who are looking to start a career in hairdressing and Honorary Contributor award reflects this. At WorldSkills UK, we look forward to continuing to work with Linzi as she continues to play a critically important role in supporting work in using our competitions-based training programmes to raise standards in teaching and training in the hair industry.”
Linzi was appointed UK Training Manager by WorldSkills UK after representing the UK in Hairdressing at WorldSkills Calgary 2009 and EuroSkills Lisbon 2010 where she won Gold.
Under her leadership, the UK has constantly reached the world-class standards in Hairdressing and most recently her competitor, Phoebe McLavy won Bronze at WorldSkills Kazan 2019.
Linzi has also been heavily involved in WorldSkills UK’s international work, recently leading an international training event in Hairdressing with WorldSkills Hong Kong.
Linzi is currently training a squad of the UK’s best hairdressers before one is selected to compete at WorldSkills Shangahi which takes place in October 2022.