Nine Calderdale teenagers are getting a head start in their chosen profession - thanks to tutor Ellie Hulme of Southowram.
The hair students are the first to pass out with flying colours from the Maltings College, Halifax, having obtained their ITEC Level Two Diploma in Hairdressing.
The 16 to 18 year-olds joined Saks Training School at the college last September and have spent nine months learning the ropes from former hairdresser Ellie, aged 23. She worked at several Calderdale salons before moving into teaching.
Head of Saks Training, Mrs Tina Rook, said it had been a nerve-wracking nine months for Ellie and the students. “I have never seen a tutor develop and achieve so much in year one,” she said.
The students held a catwalk show for friends, family and college staff.