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Case Study: Sharon Sawyer – Cheshire

After previous experience working in salon and as a college tutor, Sharon Sawyer chose to run her own freelance business, which she has now done successfully for over 10 years. During her professional career Sharon has earned many qualifications and creative awards including Wella’s Master Colour Expert, but she always felt there was a gap in her knowledge when it came to conditions of the scalp and hair.

“Over the years I’ve come across various scalp and hair conditions but have never really known what to do about them. Given that I work a lot with colour, I really felt I should know more about these conditions, especially how colour affects the hair and skin. This is what first got me interested in learning more about trichology.”

“I began to look around for courses at my local colleges and education providers but they didn’t have anything suitable to offer. Then I approached the Institute of Trichology but was told I needed a ‘medical background’ to attend their courses. Then I found TrichoCare.”

“TrichoCare Education’s courses are designed to give all of us in the hair and beauty industry the knowledge and understanding we need to give our clients good advice and deal confidently with conditions of the hair and scalp.”

“I really enjoyed the course; it was interesting, informative and not too difficult to complete. Studying trichology has given me a new area of expertise and enabled me to diversify and grow my business. I can now offer additional services to existing clients as well as attract new ones. Seriously, for any qualified hairdresser who wants to forward their career, trichology is definitely the way. It’s well worth doing; and I’d recommend TrichoCare Education to anyone.”

Sharon is studying TrichoCare’s full trichology course. The course is now accredited as the ITEC Level 4 Certificate in Trichology. The Course enables students to gain the practical and theoretical skills in order to provide effective hair and scalp advice and services. It can be studied at selected FE Colleges or by distance learning together with lectures, guided learning sessions, clinical observation and written assessment and examination.

Study for the Certificate includes detailed examination of the science of hair and scalp conditions, an in-depth study of the chemicals used in hair treatments and why they can cause concern, occupational hazards, and how best to advise clients on a healthy lifestyle. When they’ve successfully completed the Course, students are registered as a Trichologist with TrichoCare Education, and can then establish their own trichology practice.