• University of Southampton

    The University of Southampton (http://www.southampton.ac.uk) is one of the top research- driven universities in the UK and in the top one per cent of global universities. Our areas of expertise include medicine, science and engineering, the... READ MORE social and human sciences and the humanities. The Southampton Business School (https://www.sbs.ac.uk/) is part of the university and provides a transformational experience, connecting people and organisations to deliver groundbreaking social and economic impact. Our world-leading academics combine rigour with relevance, solving real-world problems affecting businesses, organisations and governments in today’s economy and society. In 2012, Dr Denise Baden from the Southampton Business School, University of Southampton was awarded funds from the ESRC (economic and social research council) to engage with hairdressers (and their clients) to establish more sustainable practices in the hairdressing sector (http://greensalonmakeover.org.uk). Following the success of this project Dr Denise Baden was awarded further funds in 2014 to work with hairdressing bodies and awarding organisations to embed sustainability into hairdresser training. Denise’s background is research and teaching into sustainability, corporate social responsibility and small firms, see https://www.sbs.ac.uk/business-school/academic-profiles/associate-prof. Denise can be contacted on D.A.Baden@soton.ac.uk tel: 023 8059 8966 Additional researchers working on this project are Dr Swarna Prasad. Swarna worked with Dr Denise Baden on the original Green Salon Makeover project. Swarna’s background prior to this was working with the Environment centre to help small businesses develop more sustainable practices. Swarna is based at the University of Southampton and is liaising with our project partners VTCT to develop relevant training materials, and is also in charge of our social media to promote useful information across the sector. Swarna can be contacted on S.Prasad@soton.ac.uk and tel: 023 8059 3850. Danielle Mills is our research assistant based Cheshire and as well as an MBA in environmental management, Danielle also works as a stylist within the hairdressing industry and has been involved in sustainability consultancy within hairdressing for top names such as Kevin Murphy. Danielle can be contacted on D.Mills@soton.ac.uk.  Jordan Peel runs a sustainability consultancy for hairdressers and is doing an MBA in environmental management and plans to do a PhD in this area. He is based in Manchester and is also helping out with this project. He can be contacted on J.Peel@soton.ac.uk tel: 0161 850 1884.
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  • VTCT

    VTCT is a leading Government approved awarding organisation offering NVQs, SVQs other vocationally related qualifications, within the Hair & Beauty sector. VTCT has been in existence for over 50 years and has been at the forefront of developing... READ MORE the vocational system of qualifications in the United Kingdom. Their core business is accreditation of qualifications, predominately for the hairdressing and beauty therapy industry. VTCT has approximately 700 centres in the UK and internationally ranging from major college consortia through to small private centres, accrediting qualifications from entry level through to level 5. VTCT are actively driving forward both innovation and legislation for the industry, and both sponsor and are represented at the European Confederation of Professional Beauticians and Cosmeticians (CEPEC), who are engaged in promoting better conditions for the development of the beautician enterprises at European level. VTCT also sponsor the Hairdressing Council, who are actively lobbying government for legislation, to ensure all practicing hairdressers become state registered which in turn equates to qualified. VTCT’s strategic goal is to build on their partnership with these industry bodies to establish specific certifications, thus raising the legitimacy of the sector as a whole. VTCT have agreed to provide to the project and work with University of Southampton researchers to update their qualifications by integrating environmental issues. This includes a VTCT endorsed bespoke new course relating to sustainable hairdressing practices.
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  • Habia

    HABIA is the government approved standards setting body for hair and beauty, which creates the standards that form the basis of all qualifications including NVQs, SVQs and Apprenticeships, as well as codes of practice. HABIA will disseminate... READ MORE information and outcomes through their networks such as their websites, e-newletters, monthly magazines, seminars and events. These outlets will enable us to publicise hints and tips and articles relevant to eco-friendly hairdressing to a wide audience within the hairdressing sector. HABIA have agreed to work with us to embed sustainability awareness and practices into their Habia Skills Academy ‘train the trainer’ courses. HABIA also propose to influence government policy through this project by influencing change to the National Occupational Standards for hairdressing and beauty therapy to reflect the industries responsibility to promote environmental change through education.
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  • MyHairDressers

    MyHairDressers.com (MHD). was established in September 2007 and has pioneered online hairdressing training and is now recognised as the leading force behind this new medium, offering a unique platform to encourage the development of hairdressers... READ MORE around the world. MHD work with the latest technologies to delivers weekly step-by-step video tutorials allowing its international subscribers instant access to the previously expensive world of high end hairdressing training. MHD are working with the University of Southampton to develop a bespoke video relating to sustainable practices in hairdressing.
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  • City and Guilds

    City & Guilds was founded in 1878, and today the Group operates in 80 countries across the world. The City & Guilds Group www.cityandguilds.com is a global leader in skills education. Approximately two... READ MORE million people are currently working towards a City & Guilds qualification, which are offered in more than 20 sectors. City and Guilds have agreed to include our training materials and outputs in the 12 networking events they run throughout the year. They will also host the amended standards and materials on their webpage, work with us to develop new assessment materials and update their textbooks to integrate sustainability related issues.
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