Helen: Hello my name is Helen wood I have been hairdressing since leaving Queen Elizabeth School in Pamphill Wimborne at the age of 16. I still enjoy my work as much as I did when I started; more so really because with age comes experience & confidence. The best part of my job is seeing the positive effect using my professional hairdressing & colouring skills have on my clients, making them feel better about themselves; to see somebody’s confidence soar or improve somebody’s day simply by doing their hair is a tremendous feeling for me.
I trained at a renowned salon in Bournemouth completing a National Hairdressing Federation apprenticeship; throughout my career I have continued up-dating & expanding my skills attending courses with Pierre Alexander Manchester, L’Oreal Academy London, Wella London, L’Oreal Kerastase, Balmain hair extensions, Sassoon Academy, Wahl, Moroccan Oil, Nioxin hair loss system, My New Hair at L’Oreal Academy London & Tigi Academy London. I have done stage work such as catwalk fashion shows, make – over evenings, wedding events, I have also organized & compered seminars for the public & fellow professionals.
For the last 8 years my husband Chris & I have owned & managed a successful hair & beauty salon in Wimborne Dorset, we recently sold it so we could live life at a slightly slower pace & have more time to do the things we enjoy; like more hairdressing!
So we have opened a studio in our garden: ‘Helen Wood Hairdressing’, where I can provide my clients with a one to one personal service in a relaxed tranquil atmosphere.
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