Hair & Beauty Industry Working Together

The Island’s Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy industry has come together to look at ways to improve the quality of new practitioners on the Island.  

University College Isle of Man (UCM) recently held a hair & beauty event which representatives from across the industry attended. 

One of the key outcomes of the event, was the ongoing support from industry to provide work placements for UCM’s students.  

(Mrs) Liza Nicholson, Assistant Programme Manager for Creative and Leisure Industries, said: “This event was held for the industry to come together with our Hair & Beauty Lecturers to agree on how we can further develop the employability skills of our students.” 

“It was determined that structured work experience is a priority for our full-time students as it will create a better skill set that meets employers’ requirements. We are looking forward to a closer and collaborative future working relationship with our industry experts.” 

(Mrs) Kirsty Grimshaw, owner of ‘Out the Blue’ hair salon, added: “Coming to UCM and seeing the hair and beauty industry working together and sharing ideas, was a positive way forward and really nice to see.” 

Any salon owners/managers who were unable to attend, are invited to contact for further information.