Top Barber Simon Shaw Visits East Durham College's Peterlee Campus

Award Winning Barber Stops By To Give Students A Masterclass

Hair and barbering students at East Durham College have been treated to a masterclass by internationally renowned award winning barber, Simon Shaw.

Over 80 staff and student members from the College attended the three hour workshop, to see Simon show off a number of cutting and styling techniques.

Simon is the European Artistic Director for Wahl UK and is also recognised as a British Grand Master Barber. He is known for his innovative approach to hairdressing and education.

It’s not only audiences within the UK who have benefitted from Simon's techniques and expertise, Simon and his team also share their passion and skills with audiences overseas and have travelled extensively around the US and Europe. He was even the first British hairdresser to undertake a hugely successful tour of Saudi Arabia.

East Durham College lecturer, and British Master Barber, Alison Scattergood has worked with Simon at a number of major barbering shows over the last couple of years and thanked him for coming along to the College to talk to the students.

Alison said: “It was a huge honour to have such a high profile guest and legendary barber as Simon come in and put on this masterclass at the Peterlee campus for the students today.

“Simon has won a number of awards and is recognised worldwide for his work, so it really was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for our students to be able to see him at work and learn the techniques he uses. We can’t thank Simon enough for coming along to the College.”

For information on full and part time courses in barbering at East Durham College contact our student services team on 0191 518 8222.