“I think it’s a fantastic Course – well-structured, informative, detailed and stimulating. You do have to put the time in – I’d say I average around 8 hours study time a week. So it’s important to be disciplined, and plan to balance your studies with all the other things in your life.”
Guy runs Sandra’s Salon in Dingwall in the far north of Scotland. Sandra’s is a family business, started by Guy’s mother nearly 50 years ago. Guy trained in Glasgow with the multi award-winning Rainbow Room International, and in London the world-renowned Vidal Sassoon Academy before returning to his home town to take over his mother’s salon.
For Guy, learning more about problems of the hair and scalp was an obvious next step in building both his personal skills and the range of services he can offer his clients: “I decided to get into trichology because it’s a great business opportunity. Several of my clients routinely complained of some kind of hair or scalp problem. It’s distressing for them, and it was really frustrating for me not being able to help them.”
Guy started his trichology journey by studying TrichoCare Education’s Introduction to Trichology Course, and then moved swiftly onto the Level 4 Course. He’s currently nearing the end of his studies: “I think it’s a fantastic Course – well-structured, informative, detailed and stimulating. You do have to put the time in – I’d say I average around 8 hours study time a week. So it’s important to be disciplined, and plan to balance your studies with all the other things in your life.”
What has particularly helped Guy is the support and feedback he’s had from the Course tutors: “They’ve been super-helpful – very quick to get back to me when I’ve had a query, guiding me with advice on Zoom calls, and generally reassuring me that I can do this!”
Guy plans to become a member of the Association of Registered Trichologists (ART) when he’s completed the Course, and start offering trichology services straight away to clients: “There are very few trichologists in our area, so I’m confident that establishing a trichology consultation service in salon will be an important and attractive boost to our services,” he says.
It doesn’t matter where you are in the world, studying online for an accredited qualification in trichology is both achievable and rewarding. As Guy in the highlands of Scotland says: “I’d recommend the Course to anyone who’s interested in developing their business and serving their clients better,” he says, “it does take patience and hard work, and you have to manage your time well, but you’re adding to your knowledge and improving your skills. It’s definitely worthwhile.”