Denman student kits gifted to support young people living with challenges

Hair at the Academy is a unique training salon where young people from all walks of life can make steps towards a bright new future. The Academy welcomes students from the age of 13 to adulthood who come from a broad range of backgrounds, circumstances and experiences which might include living with mental ill health or anxiety issues, being in the care system, seeking asylum or experiencing homelessness. Founder and Director Mary Pugsley and her incredible team offer the hairdressing skills to achieve a VTCT accredited qualification but also Maths, English, customer service and the much-needed understanding and support to instil self-belief and confidence.

Denman is proud to gift Student Kits to set each student up for greatness. Each kit includes seven brushes and three combs including the classic Denman D3, Head Huggers, Paddle Brush and Pintail comb. The kits were created in collaboration with college educators and are available to all colleges and training academies.

Martyn Wady of Denman says “Hair at the Academy positively transforms lives and they pour their heart and soul into offering young people in need the support, tools and skills to lead an independent life. We hope these Denman Student Kits will help these young people start their careers off on the right foot.

Mary Pugsley of Hair at the Academy says “With specialist support and guidance, our students learn a life-long trade, grow in confidence, and find a true sense of belonging. We are thrilled to announce this new partnership with Denman, who are generously donating some of their top-quality, professional hair styling products to support our students.”