Carshalton College has opened the Aidan Phelan Academy. Aidan Phelan, celebrity hairdresser, personally oversaw the refurbishment of the College's training salon, formerly known as Renaissance, bringing his unique style and flair to the Academy.
Armed with a salon manager and a select team of stylists, Aidan opened the training salon where he will personally meet, train and engage our current students, readying for them a career in the world of hairdressing.
"I've spent much of the last ten years on TV shows training, judging and critiquing other stylists; I believe that education is fundamental to the development industry. Training and recruitment must be of a high standard – strong people skills are vital for success in this business. As a mentor to the Salon, its trainees, staff and assessors; I'm keen to share my skills with upcoming talent."
Aiden has appeared in many television shows and was a critical factor in the success of Channel 4's, The Salon. He was the head judge on BBC's Young Hairdresser of The Year for seasons one and two, and has appeared on Soccer AM, The Weakest Link and Channel 4's The Secret Millionaire. Most famously, Aiden is known for designing all David Beckham's iconic World Cup Mohawk for GQ magazine in 2002 which won Image of the Year.
In addition to his mentorship, Aidan will be adding a short 'Aidan mini crash course' at the end of the Hairdressing Level 3 NVQ Diploma.
Director of Vocational Curriculum, Sara McManus commented:
"We are so excited to have Aidan on board; there is a real buzz around the Hairdressing course. Aidan will be a source of inspiration to all of our students."
Information on hairdressing courses: http://www.carshalton.ac.uk/courses/full-time-education/
Carshalton College has been providing education and training, with specialist facilities and equipment, for over 60 years as the only Further Education College in Sutton.