Tyler Potts, a former hairdressing student at the College is set to embark on a career working with the stars as he starts a degree programme in Hair and Make Up for Film and TV at the prestigious London College of Fashion.

Nelson and Colne College has a well-respected Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy department, with commercial salons offering a range of treatments to clients at a fraction of the cost on the high street. Tyler completed Levels 1, 2 and 3 at the College and was able to take advantage of the ‘real-life’ work environment to hone his skills. He was a talented and dedicated stylist from the outset and was the Level 3 Avant Garde winner at the College’s annual Hairdressing competition, creating a fantastic and imaginative design based on the movie Avatar.

Tyler is the only person on the highly competitive Hair and Make Up for Film and TV course at the London College of Fashion to have gained entry directly from a Hairdressing programme – evidently his skills and persona made him an excellent candidate for this degree programme!

Tyler’s Hairdressing Tutor Sarah Christie said, “Everyone in the Hairdressing department is thrilled for Tyler and think he is very deserving of his success. He has shown commitment to the course from day one and is a fantastic role model for other students to show that with hard work, talent and dedication, you can aim very high and achieve what you want to!”

Tyler said, “So far I am having a great time in London and I have started my first project which is to create a character relating to ‘’Retrofuturism’. I feel really lucky to get onto such a fantastic course in London and I hope to be doing hair and makeup for big Hollywood films one day.”