A philanthropic local hairdresser has recently returned from a trip of a lifetime teaching disadvantaged young people the art of hairdressing in Jordan.
Rhys Davidson of Rhys Davidson Hairdressing in Tayport took part in the Schwarzkopf Professional’s Shaping Futures initiative, a programme which supports disadvantaged young people living in developing countries by enabling them to learn hairdressing skills in order to secure a job and earn a living.
Rhys was immersed for two weeks across July and August in top-level training providing the students from the Princess Taghrid Institute with the foundations to thrive within a hairdressing apprenticeship in Jordan.
Rhys said: “I have truly loved every single second of the experience and cannot express how much I enjoyed it. I am so thankful to have been a part of the project.
“To see what we achieved is unbelievable and the trip has brought Shaping Futures so close to my heart.
“It’s been the experience of my life and my hairdressing career so far.”
The 2015 UK team consisted of two technicians and six volunteers from Schwarzkopf Professional salons across the UK.
Rhys committed to raising funds in his salon and local area to pay for their travel, equipment and teaching materials.
“I am going to continue to raise money for Shaping Futures as it’s such a worthy cause. I’d like to thank Schwarzkopf Professional for giving me this incredible opportunity; it’s been nothing but an honour,” said Rhys.
Schwarzkopf Professional supports the initiative through skilled trainers and providing the necessary tools such as model heads, products and appliances needed to teach hairdressing skills including shampooing and conditioning, root retouching, various forms of cutting, colour theory and blow-drying.
To find out more about Shaping Futures SOS Children’s Village partners at www.sos-childrensvillages.com or www.schwarzkopf-professional.com/shaping_futures