An exciting new partnership has been announced between Coleg Menai in Bangor and the hairdressing company Francesco Group, the official launch took place at Coleg Menai’s Friars Salon last week.

The Francesco Group is one of the largest, award winning hairdressing companies in the UK. Owned and run by the Italian Dellicompagni family, the brand is stylish, luxurious and unique.

Over 30 VIP guests attended, including local salon owners, and enjoyed canapés and prosecco before being treated to a masterclass in hairdressing by top stylist Mark Izzard. The professional also inspired current hairdressing students and gave them an insight into the many career paths available to top stylists, including television work and supporting the fashion industry.

Francesco Group Director of Education Craig Davies spoke candidly about how the organisation supports students at colleges across the country, saying, “It is all about getting the students work-ready and generating a passion for the industry.”

Customer Services Programme Manager Frances Davies added: “Our continuing aim here at Coleg Menai is to ensure that our young people leave us with the best qualifications and skills possible in order to ensure their future success.

“By working in partnership with the Francesco Group, we are allowing our students access to the best possible training facilities and techniques used in today’s modern salons, and thus are equipping them with what they need to follow their chosen career path, whatever that may be.“

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Top stylist Mark Izzard at Coleg Menai’s Friars Salon in Bangor