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The Hair and Barbering Collective

VTCT Hair and Barbering Collective

Come and join our online community for all the latest news and updates from the Hair and Barbering industry.

As leading experts in the hair and barbering qualifications VTCT strive to share our knowledge as well as educate and inspire.

The Collective aims to bring together centres, leading education figures through to industry influencers, brands and employers all in one online space. We give all our Collective members a voice on key topics and work together to influence positive change.

Find out more below.

The Collective Online - monthly meetings

Meeting monthly online

Over 475 people have registered to join the Hair and Barbering Collective!

Over the last 12 months, we have proudly hosted some of the industry’s finest, who have shared their knowledge and experience with the Collective.

Now it’s over to you, who would you like to hear next? Have your say and let us know who you’d like to add to our list of future guest speakers.

Keep an eye on our events page for future Collective meeting dates.

Our previous guest speakers and subjects have included:

Francesco Group shared industry knowledge on the Advanced Creative Hair Professional

Keri Blue, Founder of Human First focussed on gender neutral hair

Barbara Archer of NCFE spoke about T-Level partnership planning

Mark Child of the VTCT group discussed People of Pride & LGBTQ+

Belinda Hillman, Founder and Creator of Belinda Mindset, unpacked mindset skills in the hair and beauty industry

Sonia Robinson of the VTCT group discussed the Textured Hair CPD course

Andrea Jackson gave valuable insights into preparing for an OFSTED inspection

Louise Karwowski explored the Cognassist platform and the science behind cognitive assessment

Janet Coates did a demonstration on Pivot Point

Tony Cavallo from Dark Horse, Hair By Cavallo and AHT judge shared tips on how to prepare learners for competition work

Victoria Millar from L’Oréal (futuretalentpro) shared the latest updates and exciting industry news

Denise Baden spoke about sustainability within the hairdressing industry

Emil McMahon unpacked the impact of social media in the industry

The Collective Live - going on tour!

Here’s what previous attendees have had to say about Collective Live:

Gemma Moore, Hairdressing Level 3 Student, Edinburgh College:

“I really enjoyed the demonstrations. I especially liked that we could ask the guest artists questions about what it’s like in the industry once finishing College, they gave me some brilliant advice.”

Vicki Warren – Curriculum Manager Hair, Beauty, Travel & Tourism and Hair Apprenticeships at Sandwell College.

“As an educator, I was really impressed by the VTCT Hair & Barbering Collective Event. The speakers were incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about their craft, and they did an excellent job of sharing their expertise. I feel inspired to bring what I have learned back to my team.”

Denise Charles – Head of Curriculum for Service Industries at West London College

“It was great to host a Collective Live event at West London College, giving students the opportunity to hear from experts and see cutting edge hairdressing and barbering techniques. We had a great talk on how social media can be a positive influence on developing careers, which was a good tool for students who are on hairdressing and barbering courses.”

Join the Collective

To become part of the VTCT Collective Community, simply register to join us at any of our Collective Online or Collective Live experiences.

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Why join us?

VTCT is the UK’s market-leading awarding organisation in Hair, Barbering and Beauty qualifications. We also offer a wide variety of qualifications, from sustainability to hospitality.

As a charity, VTCT is dedicated to supporting and promoting the hair and barbering sector as an exciting and rewarding career path, recognising the variety of skills those in the industry possess and earn. In November, we proudly launched our Hair and Barbering Collective to bring together and support individuals in the sector.

The Collective will enable you to support, encourage and inspire your learners towards their desired career in hair and barbering.