Hairdressing students support children’s charity

27th May 2022

Hairdressing & Barbering students from Solihull College & University Centre recently supported a charity event by cutting and styling the hair of young girls who have kindly offered to donate it to The Little Princess Trust.

Mature students Michelle Clayton, April Harding, Gemma Forde, and Michelle Lovebicknell collaborated to offer their hairdressing expertise to Matt’s Mission, a Birmingham-based charity that supports children with life-threatening illnesses and severe disabilities by granting wishes, trips, gifts, and visits.

4 students standing with balloons behind them

Photo Credit: Hers Photography

Matt’s Mission organise an annual charity event in which children, labelled ‘Mini Missioners’, aged between 2-16 years donate a minimum of 8 inches of hair used to help children who have hair loss due to cancer treatment or other causes.

Michelle, 37 from Birmingham, who originally discovered the charity, rallied her friends to support the event which took place on 15th May at The Manor Hotel in Meriden. They cut and styled the hair with the aim to make the ‘Mini Missioners’ look and feel like little princesses.

Photo Credit: Hers Photography

Hairdressing lecturer, Katy White, comments: “We are so proud of our Hairdressing & Barbering students for giving their spare time to this wonderful charity. They have worked so hard over the last year to become great stylists/barbers and we are so proud of what they have accomplished and showcasing their skills to help others for such a wonderful cause.”

After a successful 2 years at the College, the talented and generous students will soon be completing their course and progressing to various destinations in the industry. We want to congratulate the students for putting the skills they’ve developed to such noble use.

Find out more about the College’s Hairdressing & Barbering courses: Hairdressing & Barbering