On the 27th of May, I was given the opportunity to do a day’s work experience alongside Veronica. It was for a BBC TV series which was set in a school, and went from the Victorian era, right up to the ’90s. On the day, I had to help Veronica set up the room accordingly, as there were going to be a lot of children in and out of the makeup chairs all day long. Veronica’s task was to teach each parent a hairstyle that they could re-do everyday on their child.

Prior to the day, Veronica had got a picture of each child in their costume and made a mood board for each one, so on the day, she knew exactly what she was going to do and it also gave the parent and child a visual aid as to what it was going to look like. While Veronica was teaching a parent a hairstyle, I would watch her so that she could move on to the next person and I could help the parents complete the hairstyle as best I could.

After the parent had completed a hairstyle, and Veronica had approved it, I would take a 360 picture of the child and print it out along with a step-by-step guide on how the hairstyle was done. Then I had to give each parent a bag containing items that they may need to complete the hairstyle (eg. ribbons, gel, combs) and make a list of what each person had taken, so that it could be returned at the end.

I really enjoyed my day with Veronica! It was different to anything I had ever done before, but just like all of the previous work experience I have been given, it has given me a real insight into the industry, and what it’s like to be working in it. I am so grateful to still be receiving work opportunities from Veronica, even 4 months after graduating. The course itself is amazing, but the fact that I don’t go a week without receiving a text/email from Veronica with work opportunities, proves how much she cares about the success of her students and her Academy.

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