Students in the Selkirk College hairdressing program are now taking customers at the salon at Nelson’s Silver King Campus.

Hairdressing students arrive with style at Silver King

Selkirk College Hairdressing Program students are inviting the community into their classroom

Selkirk College Hairdressing Program students are inviting the community into their classroom where both student and client come away with a transformative experience.

The Selkirk College Hairdressing Program Salon on the Silver King Campus is now taking clients and the 13 student hairdressers in this year’s class are keen to put their shears, rollers and foils to work and their developing skills to the test.

“This is how they learn and gain important experience,” says Hairdressing Program Instructor Luree Gould. “They are building confidence with each client they see. The more experience they have, the better they get. I have already seen a huge improvement in the last month and all the pieces are coming together for them.”

Hairdressing is one of the original programs at the Silver King Campus and has been creating wonderful stylists for the last 50 years. The first semester of the nine-month program was primarily classroom learning and now students are honing their skills by spending the second semester working on clients.

“At first I felt pressure, but most people understand they are coming to a learning facility,” says 19-year-old student Robyn Lenardon. “Although we are just developing our skills, people are pleased to be looked after by talented stylists in the making.”

Lenardon grew up in Fruitvale and after graduating from Trail’s JL Crowe decided to come to Selkirk College to take the Esthetics Program. Graduating from the program last spring, Lenardon chose to continue her cosmetology training and enrolled in the Hairdressing Program in order to expand her employment options.

Like her classmates, Lenardon is embracing the challenge of welcoming customers into her chair.

“Every day is different because everyone wants something different, so it keeps you thinking,” says Lenardon. “You get to experiment with a whole bunch of different cuts, styles and colours… it’s really fun.”

The salon offers services for men and women including shampoos, perms, colours, cuts, styles, braids and more. Customers need to keep in mind that the salon is a classroom and there is a time commitment for those who visit. The reward for patience is the passion students have towards their newfound skills.

“You need to do your absolute best,” says Lenardon. “Your name is what they leave here with and your customers are advertising for you.”

To book an appointment and get a full list of prices please call 250.354.3243 or visit selkirk.ca/services/campus-services/cosmetology-services/hairdressing .

Learn more about the School of Cosmetology at Selkirk College at selkirk.ca/school/cosmetology.

 

Just Posted

Trail liquor store held up Friday night

The perpetrator was brandishing a weapon that appeared to be a gun, according to the Trail RCMP

Trail Smoke Eaters lose in shootout to Coquitlam Express

The Trail Smoke Eaters battled the Express in a tight checking 2-1 shootout loss on Friday

Lest We Forget

Crowd fills downtown Trail for Remembrance Day ceremony

Remembering Trail veterans

The Trail Legion now has 14 veterans from the Second World War

3 games, 3 wins for the Vees

Penticton wins 4-3 over Smoke Eaters

VIDEO: Marvel Comics’ Stan Lee dies

Marvel co-creator was well-known for making cameo appearances in superhero movies

B.C. health care payroll tax approved, takes effect Jan. 1

Employers calculating cost, including property taxes increases

Nunavut urges new plan to deal with too many polar bears

Territory recommends a proposal that contradicts much of conventional scientific thinking

Shelter struggles: Landlord takes over rental unit whenever visiting B.C. town

Renter’s story highlights how hard it is to find accommodation in Revelstoke

Lack of public response threatens B.C. referendum credibility

Of the few who have voted, poll finds most rejected proportional representation

Tentative deal reached in NHL concussion lawsuit

More than 100 former players accused the league of failing to better prevent head trauma

Grim search for more fire victims; 31 dead across California

More than 8,000 firefighters battled wildfires that scorched at least 1,040 square kilometres

Politicians need to do better on social media, Trudeau says

Prime minister suggests at conference in Paris some are trying to use technology to polarize voters

Wally Buono exits CFL, stinging from painful playoff loss

B.C. Lions lost the Eastern semifinal to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Sunday, 48-8

Most Read