Teenager impresses on TV hairdressing talent show

Teenager impresses on TV hairdressing talent show

Exeter College level two hairdressing student Kobi Kirby was the youngest of eight contestants to take part in BBC Three show Hair — a competition to find the best young amateur hairdresser in the country.

The 17-year-old made it all the way to the semi-finals and finished fourth overall — one place behind level two Riverside College hairdressing student Katie Crompton, 30, who featured in edition six of Campus Round-Up.

Kobi, who has as a Saturday job at Attitude salon, in Exmouth, had only begun his college course a few weeks before filming started and had no other formal training.

Linda Creed, hairdressing lecturer at Exeter College, said: “I am delighted Kobi did so well on the show. The experience helped him showcase his passion for hairdressing and his range of skills.”

Kobi said: “I’m really proud to have got as far as I did on Hair. Now I want to get on with my studies and then hopefully progress with my career. I would like to eventually work on photo shoots and hopefully have my own salon.”

Cap: Hairdressing student Kobi Kirby cutting a woman’s hair