Beauty newbies bring 30 years of experience to new salon at £21m Coleg Cambria facility


A revamped hair and beauty salon is in the midst of a makeover after recruiting talented new hires.

Hairdressing lecturer Casey Adlard and Esthetic Evaluator Stephanie Parry have joined the team at Salon Ial.

Based at Coleg Cambria’s £21million Hafod site at Yale in Wrexham, they look to the future and bring over 30 years of experience to the award-winning institution.

Casey, from Wirral, said they were both excited to get started after a tough time for the hair and beauty industry during the coronavirus pandemic.

“The work the team here has done to move learners forward in achieving their goals is above and beyond,” he said.

“I look forward to offering cutting and styling as it is my passion, and we will be offering enrichment sessions on hot towel shaving for barbers and advanced retail for hairdressers, among others. technical qualifications that are at the forefront of advancements in this arena.”

Former artistic director of Toni and Guy – and with the support of his wife Angela and daughter Hermione – Casey added: “Stephanie and I are so thrilled to be here, the facilities are amazing and so is the attitude of the learners. and the philosophy of all the staff. »

Stephanie, who lives in Shropshire with partner Darren and daughter Darcie, agreed.

A former therapist from Anglesey, she brings a wealth of knowledge gained from Steiner Transocean, Champney’s and the Hilton hotel chain.

Stephanie was also spa manager at luxury country hotel Carden Park in Cheshire when its facilities underwent a £10million overhaul in 2019.

“I am absolutely thrilled to join the Cambria team, as teaching in the beauty industry has always been a dream of mine,” she said.

“I’ve been extremely fortunate to have landed some fantastic roles that have helped shape what I’m able to give back to students, so when the opportunity presented itself at Cambria, it was hard to turn down.

“The challenges of Covid-19 mean we must work to make our industry attractive to prospective students and successfully overcome the demands it currently faces.

“But for my part, I can attest to the fantastic career opportunities it offers and believe that the new look Salon Ial will provide students with an ideal platform to combine work and study, which will be fantastic for their careers in the future.

Vicky Edwards, Vice Principal of Technical Studies at Cambria, added: “Stephanie and Casey have already had a positive impact since joining the college in the new year and bring a wealth of industry expertise to our talented team of hairdressing and beauty lecturers and evaluators.

“At Coleg Cambria, we are keen to work side-by-side with employers to ensure that we equip their future employees with the latest skills in the industry, enriching the standard curriculum with guest speakers and demonstrators who are up to date. industry leading edge to ensure they are “show ready” upon completion of their training with us.

“Developing professionals with excellent skills, customer service standards and retail techniques is our primary goal; Stephanie and Casey will help us build our reputation as one of the nation’s top educators in this industry.

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