|Students Shine on Spanish Visit|
|Hairdressing and beauty therapy students from West Lothian College recently travelled to Barcelona for a four day trip to learn from some of Spain's top hairdressing and beauty suppliers. |
Accompanied by their lecturers, 24 students from HNC/D Beauty Therapy, HNC Complementary Therapy and Level 3 Hairdressing courses, travelled to the Catalonian city at the beginning of the month. After sampling some of the city's breathtaking sights, hairdressing students visited the Barcelona studios of one of the world's largest hairdressing suppliers, L'Oreal, while beauty therapy and complementary therapy students paid a visit to the historic 'Arabic Baths', learning about the different products and methods the Spanish therapists use, and taking the opportunity to sample the Jacuzzi and steam room.
After receiving a guided tour around L'Oreal's state-of-the-art facility, hairdressing students were then escorted to the studio's conferencing room. Here students took part in a seminar discussing hair colour and the products used by L'Oreal, led by special guest speaker and top L'Oreal project technician, Christine Hillier-Smith.
Head of the West Lothian College Creative Centre, Claire Glen, said: "These types of residential trips are invaluable experiences for our students. Not only do students learn more about the products that they use on clients, they also learn about the various methods others apply to hairdressing and beauty in different countries from industry leaders. These visits are also excellent team building exercises and give our students the opportunity to experience their trade in an alternative culture."
For further information on hairdressing or beauty therapy courses available for study at West Lothian College, please contact 01506 427605 or visit www.west-lothian.ac.uk