London hairstylist Vas Karpetas has worked with celebrities such as Kiera Knightley, Jude Law — and The Sheffield College students.

He used the students as models when he was invited in to demonstrate the latest on-trend styles.

Vas said: “There are so many different career options within hairdressing, including editorial work, fashion, film and television and the theatre as well as working in salons.

“I explained that the most important thing is to have a go at new ideas, and that it’s OK to make mistakes because you learn from them.”

The event was held as part of the college’s Industry Week, which offered specialists the chance to showcase their skills in barbering, hairdressing, bamboo massage, eyebrow threading, hair extensions, make-up and Afro-Caribbean hairdressing.

Principal Julie Byrne said the college was “delighted” by Vas’s “inspirational” visit.

Featured image caption: Celebrity hairstylist Vas Karpetas with Sheffield College A–level student Alicia Irvine, 17, and aviation student Elize Miezane, 16, who were models for his demonstration 

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