I began my hairdressing journey in 2010. I’ve had an artistic flair my whole life and wanted nothing more than a career where I could be creative as well as work with people. I’m so lucky that my work allows me to touch peoples lives as well as their hair.
I completed my VRQ levels 2 and 3 in ladies hairdressing at bury college with distinctions and went on to complete my NVQ level 3 within a salon to get extra experience and training. Once fully qualified I worked as a stylist in the same salon, building up a large, loyal (and fabulous!) clientele. While working full time I was also completing my level 2 in barbering to expand my skills into male grooming and loved it! Barbering is still one of my favourite areas of the hairdressing industry now.
After going self-employed in the same salon, I decided I needed a new challenge and went for my HND in hairdressing. This then led to me gaining a first-class honours degree in hairdressing management. Education is always extremely important to me.
During my hairdressing career I won student of the year 3 years running at bury college and got through to the final round of the national student of the year award for my HND. After completing my degree, I had the honour of reaching the top four finalists of the British Education Awards due to outstanding achievement which then led to me being invited to parliament where I could discuss my views on the importance of education. I have also taken part in photoshoots and editorials during my career. I still regularly attend many training sessions for colouring, cutting and session styling work with Kevin Murphy.
I have been lucky to be very successful in numerous competitions including Wella exposure, getting through to the second stage of the world skills competitions, achieving a second and a first place in the regional heats for ladies cut and blow and fourth place in the national finals and third place in an NHF bridal competition.
After 4 and a half years in the same salon, I sadly lost my job which meant I had to go freelance for a while. I then worked in a very well-established salon, I loved every second there and it made me more ambitious than ever to go on my own and open my own salon.
I finally opened the doors to Holly Jayne Hair Establishment on the 6th December 2017 and all my dreams came true! I’m now building my team of babes, still loving every second and I can’t wait to see what the future has to hold for my lovely little salon.