Cheryl Cole inspires rush on college places

Cheryl's hairstyles need the help of a professional to create. Picture: Alison Martin

CHERYL Cole has inspired a rush of students enrolling in hairdressing courses.

The former X Factor judge has fronted campaigns for the L’Oréal brand of haircare and is well-known for her glossy hair and students say they are keen to recreate her ever changing hair styles.

Now lecturers at an Edinburgh hairdressing college are reporting that prospective students are citing the Girls Aloud singer as the reason for applying for their course.

Rosemary Martin, hairdressing lecturer at Edinburgh’s Telford College said: “These courses have always been popular but there seems to be a celebrity inspired trend motivating our students at the moment.  From speaking to the current students it’s apparent that Cheryl Cole and her changing image is a particular inspiration.

“My learners are dying to know the industry secrets used to create some of the styles, which are often quite simple. This makes my job very easy because the learners are so passionate and dedicated.”

Samantha Anthony,18,  who is currently studying SVQ2 hairdressing said: “I absolutely love Cheryl Cole.  She has had a real selection of different hair styles, most of which I’ve tried to copy but sometimes I don’t know how to get it dead on.

“Getting your hair cut and coloured is great for an instant fix at the salon but when it comes to day to day maintenance or styling, it’s great to be able to get creative on your own.

“Celebrity culture has a big influence on me and knowing the industry short-cuts is a great skill to have. We’re learning so much at the College because the lecturers are so up to date on what’s fashionable. My friends are constantly asking me to style their hair before a night out, but I don’t mind because it lets me practice.”