Congratulations to our learners who have got through to this year's Xposure Competition

Bristol Learners                        

1.       Jessica Seddon @Lavish Salon and Spa – Tutor: Nic Crowley

2.       Lucy Twinem @Rush  -Tutor: Nic Crowley

3.       Roberto Peula Martin@ Atelier Martin - Tutor: Amy Davies

4.       Lorenza Sanfilippo @Dyenamix Hair and Beauty – Tutor Amy Davies

5.       Beth Carey @The Snug  - Tutor: Sarah Humm


Birmingham Learners

1.       Sally Faulkner @Salon@Chaddesley  - Tutor: Jeff Fitzgerald

2.       Saoirse Ruhan @Phase 2 – Tutor: Casey Stuart

3.       Leanne Perrot @Hazel & Hayden Hairdressing – Tutor:  JeffFitzgerald


Here is some of their fantastic work:

Safer Internet Day 2017

Reflections Training Academy are helping to promote the UK Safer Internet Day 2017:

This theme has been chosen as the global Safer Internet Day theme by the Insafe network as it reflects the importance of all stakeholders of the internet to effect positive change. This change can come from individuals, schools/colleges, organisations, law enforcement and the internet industry itself. The theme encourages young people to work together to be positive, safe and respectful online. In the UK the campaign will particularly explore the ways that young people use images and videos to communicate online, and how this can impact on their views, wellbeing and reputation.

You can find out more by visiting , speaking to one of our tutors or visiting

Wella Xposure Prize

Abi Britt, winner of this year’s Wella Xposure competition has been enjoying her prize at the London Wella Studios.

She took part in a mentoring programme with Leonardo Rizzo of Sanrizz salons, London. Abi developed her knowledge of gaining inspiration and observed some current and emerging trends and techniques from the models presented.

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Xposure Final - Press Release


On Wednesday 8 June 2016, 32 competitors from academies and colleges from across the country competed to win the title of best student hairdresser at the Wella World Studio London.

The search began with a photographic heat in which students were challenged to create a commercial cut and colour look. 120 competitors across the two new categories were selected to go through to one of the four regional heats from which the top 4 in each category headed to the national final.

The final 32 students arrived for the final event to ever be hosted in the Wella World Studio London premises on Mortimer Street, before the studio moves to its new location, No.1 The Strand. Each student was tasked with styling and creating a finished look within a one hour time limit. Judged by some of the most respected names in the industry; Karen Kennedy from Indigo Rye, Altin Ismaili from Marc Antoni, Ryan Jones from Wow and Patrick Cameron were there to review the competitors and choose their winners.

Helen Elliott from Doncaster College and Abi Britt from Reflections Training Academy (Bristol) were crowned Gold XPOSURE Winners. They will receive £1,000 worth of Wella Professionals MyEducation Fund, a tool kit to the value of £500 as well as the opportunity to work backstage with one of the show teams at the Wella TrendVision Award UK & Ireland Final 2016. They will also be joined by the Silver Winners; Molly Gibson from Reflections Training Academy (Birmingham) and Hazel Watson from South Lanarkshire College, and the Bronze winners; Lucy Fraser from Rhona McCallum Hair and Sophie Knowles from Kendal College at a mentoring day with an inspirational industry icon.  

College Category - From Left to Right: Sophie Knowles (Kendal College), Helen Elliott (Doncaster College) and Hazel Watson (South Lanarkshire College)

Academy Category - From Left to Right: Lucy Fraser (Rhona McCallum Hair), Abi Britt (Reflections Training Academy – Bristol) and Molly Gibson (Reflections Training Academy – Birmingham)

For more information on taking part in XPOSURE 2017, call 08456 018128 or email: