8th March 2019
Students studying hair and beauty courses at York College have started using biodegradable towels in the College training salons, in an effort to help the environment.
The new disposable towels decay naturally, limiting the amount of harmful chemicals released into the atmosphere. Sarah Seaman, Head of Divison for Hair, Beauty & Holistic Therapies at the College says:"This is an important development within our Division, we want to encourage students to think about the environment and consider the impact of their work practices."
Katie Margereson, Director at HDS Eco Towels is delighted that the College is not afraid to do things differently. The switch to biodegradable towels will benefit the students and the College, saving the College energy, time and money whilst instilling a great Eco mind-set into the students, which will ultimately help their future salon businesses in years to come.”
The move to help the environment coincides with the College offering a brand new barbering course for adult learners who want to learn the basics of cutting men’s hair. The eight week course, starting in April, is the perfect start to a career in barbering. In addition, for those wanting to study a Level 2 barbering, including cutting, styling, colouring and beard and moustache grooming, there is a part-time course (one day a week), as well as an apprenticeship route, available from September.