Katie has been in the hairdressing industry since 2007
UK young hairdresser of the year 2009
Devon and Cornwall champion 2009
North Somerset champion 2010
Ladies evening style champion 2010
World skills hairdressing squad 2010 /2012
Along side achieving these fantastic awards, Katie has had 3 front cover shoots, working along side celebrity photographers and taken part in the back stage hairdressing team for Miss World 2011.
After completing her NVQ Level 2 & 3 in hairdressing at the city of Bristol College, she was head hunted at the L’Oréal academy in London and offered a job as a junior stylist in a Prestigious world champions hair salon, gaining lots of experience in session styling, photo shoots & Competition hairdressing, she later moved on to salon management within a few salons across Bristol working with Afro Caribbean hair and the rolls of a good working salon.
During this period Katie continued to gain qualifications and completed her teaching degree within the city of Bristol University as well as her assessors award.
Katie started working for the city of Bristol collage where she taught a range of students ageing from 16-55 years old.
After 4 great years teaching & learning, Katie wanted to continue to work on the shop floor where she is a strongly passionate senior stylist but still wanted to share her passion & love by opening her own training academy.
Katie is forever searching for the latest trends & has a very creative eye.
Working in the industry for over 30 years then completed an apprenticeship to gain NVQ qualifications.
In 2006 joined City of Bristol college as a lecturer gaining Cert Ed and assessor award.
During the time at city of Bristol college Jo trained many students who won competitions travelling far and wide gaining Gold medals in Uk skills ,NHF and AHT competitions
During this time Jo was an outstanding teacher who won an accolade of awards for her teaching.
Jo loves education and is always keen to learn the up and coming techniques and skills in recent times has completed the wella colour expert qualification.