Identical twins Harry and Alfie Modestou have been learning identical barbering skills at an Uckfield training centre specialising in hairdressing, barbering and beauty.
The 20-year-old brothers are among the latest barbering apprentices to be trained at Partners4Training at 2 Falmer Court.
They work at different barbers in Eastbourne and are among apprentices from across Sussex and Kent attending classes. The twins hope one day to run their own barbers’ shop.
Directors of Partners4Training are husband and wife Ashley and Allison Faires who work with office manager Josh King and eight lecturers.
The centre is currently celebrating results from the first cohort of apprentices to complete an end point assessment for their Level 2 hairdressing qualification.
Of five hairdressers, who were independently assessed, two of them received distinctions and three gained high passes.
The next assessments take place in April.
Josh said: “The girls all had to get their own clients to come in as models and then display their technical abilities for hair colouring, hair up, cutting, and a complete re-style of hair.
“They did fantastically well.”
Allison said local salons understood the benefits of training their own hairdressers with the help of Partners4Training and many apprentices went on to be employed by those salons. “Homegrown is definitely best,” she added.
Members of the public are able to book appointments with apprentices at the Partners4Training salon. All you have to do is call 01825 766060. The only charge will be to cover the cost of products used, so you could, for example, have your hair coloured for £15.
Whatever you would like doing, a cut and colour, a blow dry, barbering services or perhaps a manicure, pedicure or facial, you will be matched with an apprentice who has already been trained in the particular skill.
• Contact details for Partners4Training can be found 24/7 in their premium listing in our Uckfield Directory. Look for the name or search in categories for Barbers, Beauticians, Hairdressers or Training.