Hair & Barbering industry partners

City & Guilds work closely in partnership with a wide range of key industry experts and employers to ensure the skills employers need are met for a more productive workforce.

To demonstrate our commitment to meeting employers’ needs in the Hair & Barber sector we formed our Industry Advisory Board (IAB).

The IAB comprises employers, Professional Associations and product houses to ensure that we have the rigor, quality and content needed in all that we do to support young people to progress.

For more information on the industry advisory board, please click on the corresponding logo.

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IAB members

To demonstrate our commitment to meeting employers’ needs in the Hair and Barbering sector we formed our Industry Advisory Board (IAB).

The IAB comprises employers, Professional Associations and product houses to ensure that we have the rigor, quality and content needed in all that we do to support young people to progress.

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Adam Sloan

City & Guilds Industry Advisory Board

MHfed & Big Yin Salon

As the founder of MHfed, Adam Sloan began his journey sweeping up in his dads Barbershop in Glasgow. This was in 1974. As a young man he undertook his City & Guilds in Hairdressing, then took his Advanced City & Guilds course and spent 10 years as a Manager at a salon before purchasing his own salon. He now owns two successful academy’s and five salons one of which specialises in all aspects of male grooming. He has worked as a session stylist, celebrity hairdresser, made globally distributed educational DVD’S, won regionally in the L’Oreal Colour Trophy, judges in major competitions, and is an author for City & Guilds in an industry standard Level 3 textbook. Adam has written the Level 2 and Level 3 Barbering standard logbooks for City & Guilds.

More recently he has supported writing the new standards in Barbering leading to the EPA (End Point Assessment). With his wealth of experience, he also sits on the Barber Council and is a committee member for Hairdressing and currently holds the Barbering Chair of the Industry Advisory Board for City & Guilds. MHFed have toured Japan with Adam joining the Japanese advisory board, we are currently taking our brand to Spain and Italy and Adam hosted a stage in India in 2019 at the Mumbai Salon International event alongside City & Guilds.

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Alison Brightwell

City & Guilds Industry Advisory Board

My name is Alison Brightwell and I have been in the hair industry for over 30 years now, from working in salons and owning my own business. I completed my first teaching qualification at the age of 21 . After years of being a business owner I decided to return back to teaching and have been employed here at EDC for the past 15 years. Teaching has been so rewarding for me and I love passing on my knowledge and experience to all of my students, it’s the best feeling to know you are making a difference to someone’s life and career, I still believe that when you teach you should still be in industry and I work a full day in a barber shop every week running a very busy column, this is vital to enhance what I do and I love being on the shop floor.

During my teaching career I have been presented with many awards including, being the EDC ‘Teacher of the year 2015’, the ‘First British female’ to be awarded a ‘Master Barber’ award by the British Master barbers Alliance and last year a ‘Grand Master Barber’ award which was a lovely surprise. I also received ‘Technical Ambassador for Education’ for the Men’s Hairdressing Federation’. I am a consultant for City and Guilds and a member of the first barbering Industry board. I have worked with Wahl and Simon Shaw demonstrating, on stage with the BBA,, MHF and many more over the past few years. I also sit on the hair and barber council and hold a ‘Master Craftsmanship award for hair and barbering.’

I have always been very passionate about representing good education and I actually won the TES “Teacher of the year 2018“ Award for FE which has been the ultimate achievement to date and feel really proud of this things can only get better for our industry.

Anthony Copeland

City & Guilds Industry Advisory Board

Bio coming soon.

Caroline Larissey

City & Guilds Industry Advisory Board

National Hair & Beauty Federation

Bio coming soon.

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Damien Owen

City & Guilds Industry Advisory Board

Damian is the proud owner of London Town Barbers, Love Hair and London Ink Tattoo Lounge. An incredibly passionate MHFed ambassador who strives to have a voice for the barbering industry. Damian is also a Hair & Barber Council board member alongside a highly valued City & Guilds Barbering Industry Advisory Board member. Damian has worked in the barbering industry since the age of 12 where he progressed onto completing a 7-year traditional apprenticeship programme. Damian proudly received his updated City & Guilds NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Barbering qualification at the start of 2020 stating ‘you are never too old to learn and enhance your knowledge’.

Denise Johnson

City & Guilds Industry Advisory Board

Association of Hairdressers and Therapists

Bio coming soon.

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Diane Mitchell

City & Guilds Industry Advisory Board

I’ve worked in the hairdressing and barbering industry for now over 40 years, beginning my career as an apprentice and working my way through to salon management before moving into education. My career has been both varied and exciting, both technically and culturally. Being a part of the International team setting-up Centres in Japan, Singapore and New Zealand was particularly inspiring and I feel privileged to have met and worked with so many talented students and business.

Currently I’m working for City & Guilds as Lead Independent End-point Assessor (LIEPA) for the Hair Professional Apprenticeship standards.

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Jac Ludlow

City & Guilds Industry Advisory Board

Jac Ludlow Education

Hair is such a competitive industry with new barbers and hairdressers constantly on the rise. This not only proves the passion people have for this craft, but it shows that we have to be at the top of our games.

Jac Ludlow began his career in the small village of Griffithstown, South Wales, UK, in 2007 immediately after the completing high school education. From the age of 14 years old, Jac began to develop an obsession with hair, often aspiring to be as great as his mother, Michelle Ludlow (owner of Bojangles hairdressers) and other industry icons such as Vidal Sassoon, Patrick Cameron and Trevor Sorbie.

Jac was fascinated with shorter styles as he could produce cleaner and more precise haircuts to show off his transformations of new facial shapes. However, he found it very difficult to express his vision, as his female clients at that time were not adventurous. Jac shifted his focus towards barbering, knowing that typically men tend to have shorter hair which would allow him to practice the more precise looks that he desired.

Since making that decision, Jac, alongside business partner Daniel Ludlow, has opened 3 branches of his well-known brand, Bojangles British Barber Club. He went on to create his own personal education system and unique style of teaching, allowing others to understand and benefit from his years of research. This has led to international acclaim and has allowed Jac to educate all over the world. The City and Guilds industry steering board and focuses on raising the standards.

“I am hugely inspired by artists. My Favourite is Leonardo Da Vinci for his piece called “The Vitruvian Man”. Vitruvius was a Roman Architect that had a particular interest in the proportions of the human body. This has always fascinated me as the structure of the head and face shape influences so much in the hair world. My objective is to stretch your thinking, to help you clarify your vision and then make it happen, to do this you need to understand multiple factors. I want you to harness the correct knowledge so that you understand how to execute your visions and turn them into art” - Jac Ludlow

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Keith Conniford

City & Guilds Industry Advisory Board

Hair & Barber Council

Bio coming soon.

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Kevin Vorley

City & Guilds Industry Advisory Board

K Barbers Emporium

Owner, Innovator and head barber of the multi award winning K Barbers Emporium in Essex. Proud BMB British Grand Master Barber, SRSB barber and barbering assessor and an accredited Master Craftsman in barbering with over two decades plus of barbering experience. Proud MHFED ambassador and an accomplished International platform artist for the Andis International Clipper team.

Industry Mentor, both business and barbering consultant and proud member of the C&G Barber Industry Advisory Board.

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Laura Hullet

City & Guilds Industry Advisory Board

Graham Webb International

Bio coming soon.

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Lee Stafford

City & Guilds Industry Advisory Board

Lee Stafford

Bio coming soon.

Leonna Curran

City & Guilds Industry Advisory Board

Sassoon

Bio coming soon.

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Melanie Mitchell

City & Guilds Industry Advisory Board

Cheynes Training

Bio coming soon.

Melanie Murphy

City & Guilds Industry Advisory Board

Good Salon Guide

Bio coming soon.

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Mucktaru Kargbo (MK)

City & Guilds Industry Advisory Board

MK Mucktaru Kargbo running the best barbers in London started MK.H.S.A in 2006 and is now one of the UK's leading male stylists working as an ambassador for Clipper company 'Andis', UK Barbering Educational Standard Body and Qualifications Awarding Organisation City & Guilds, also lobbying in Houses of Parliament with the Barbers Council to make it compulsory to hold barbering qualifications to be able to provide barbering services.

With over 25 years of experience, MK continues to capture prestigious awards and the admiration from others within his industry for his unique approach to cutting edge barbering which he describes as 'The Art & Science of Hair with Flair'


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Phil Jarman

City & Guilds Industry Advisory Board

Bio coming soon.

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Sarah Brockbank

City & Guilds Industry Advisory Board

Toni & Guy Training

Bio coming soon.

Shelly Line

City & Guilds Industry Advisory Board

Hair Care Share

Bio coming soon.

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Sue Postlethwaite

City & Guilds Industry Advisory Board

Association of Hairdressers and Therapists

Bio coming soon.

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Tony Copeland

City & Guilds Industry Advisory Board

Bio coming soon.