Lara Devine

Silhouette

Biography

I chose to come to Petroc for multiple reasons, the first being hearing the great stories and experiences from others around me, the next was seeing how friendly and welcoming everyone was at the college from the opening/taster days and the third and last reason being that it’s not that far to travel to so Iknew Petroc was going the best place for me.

In school I always loved playing around with my hair and other people’s hair and had found that I was naturally better at the more practical subjects rather than the academic ones in which I had struggled a lot at and so I decided to study hair.

The highlights this year so far have been passing my English Functional Skills exam and being able to practice on live models, making them love their hair.

What I most enjoy about studying at Petroc is being able to study a subject I love and have a passion for rather than having to study a subject in which I have no interest in. I also enjoy the independence you have.

All of the work experience I have had has been in a salon. The first type of experience I had was in Year 10 for a week, in a salon called ‘Love Hair’ that was the first time I tested out my hair skills and found that I naturally picked it up quite quickly so from there I knew hairdressing would be the perfect job for me. In Year 11, I then applied for a Saturday job at ‘Golds Hair and Beauty’ and from there I progressed into a full-time apprenticeship and have loved it ever since. When I leave college, I am hopefully going to carry on working at Golds to become a full-time hairdresser.

As of right now my plan is to go on and apply for a barbering course after completing my Level 2 and then in the future, I may think about becoming self-employed and travelling.

I’d say if you love being creative then go for it, hairdressing is a great way to show off your creative side and to express yourself, there’s no one way of doing things and that’s what makes hairdressing great, it’s also a great way of meeting new people as it’s such a social job.

COURSE(S) STUDIED

Level 2 Hairdressing Apprenticeship

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“The highlights this year so far have been passing my English Functional Skills exam and being able to practice on live models, making them love their hair.”