Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education celebrated the first completers of their National Hairdressing Apprenticeship this week at a ceremony hosted by RTE’s Nuala Carey.

Eight graduates of the NHA at CDCFE showcased their final work at the capstone event which was held in Fallon & Byrne, Dublin.

The Apprenticeship graduates have been studying hairdressing for three years, working both in professional hair salons and in CDCFE’s Kilbarrack campus salon “Cabello”. With a mix of on and off the job experience, the apprentices were able to “earn while they learn”.

The apprenticeship graduates now join the ranks of fully qualified hairdressers, recognised both in Ireland and internationally.

The event was attended by mentoring hair salons such as Zeba and Cats Hair Salon, as well as delegates from the City of Dublin ETB and the National Hairdressing Apprenticeship steering group.

To find out more about the NHA at CDCFE click here