Free offer - Harrogate College to help jobseekers with pre-interview haircuts

Harrogate College is backing jobseekers by offering free haircuts and manicures before interviews.

Thursday, 6th January 2022, 12:10 pm
Updated Thursday, 6th January 2022, 12:15 pm
Free offer - A hairdressing student at work in Harrogate College.

The college, which prides itself on supporting its local community and economy, is providing the services to anyone who has secured a job interview.

Haircuts, which will be carried out in the college’s fully equipped, professional standard training salons, can be booked now between 3pm and 7pm on Wednesdays. Manicures, meanwhile, will be available on Thursdays – starting on Thursday 27 January – from 10am.

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Principal Danny Wild said he was delighted to see Harrogate College starting the new year with such a generous gesture, which he hopes will boost the participants’ prospects.

He said: “We are proud to show that we are living our values by being nurturing towards our community, and giving people the best chance to progress into a positive 2022 with a new job.”

Programme Manager for Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy, Steph Keedy, added: “We really enjoy working with the local community and initiatives like this are very rewarding for our students – while also helping them complete their qualifications.

“We hope that by offering someone a new haircut and manicure it will give them a confidence boost that may help them on their way to finding a new job.

“It’s another great example of the college and local community really working together.”

Places must be booked in advance, and applicants should be able to show proof of their upcoming interview.

To book a place in the salons, which close during half-term and national holidays, email [email protected] or call Harrogate College’s reception on 01423 879466.