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Young Bedford hairdresser nets highest score possible in industry exam

Ben Gauge - Bedford Hairdresser

A YOUNG stylist from a Bedfordshire based salon has recorded the highest score possible at the end of his hairdressing exams.

Bedford hairdresser, Ben Gauge 21, who has worked at Lou Lou’s salon in High Street,  Biggleswade, since the salon opened in 2019 recorded a score of 700 out of 700 in his End Point Assessment, meaning he is well and truly qualified as a level two hairdresser.

After short lived careers in retail and hospitality, Ben realised his dream of becoming a creative stylist when he joined Lou Lou’s and began his training with Central Hairdressing Herts and Beds.

He absolutely loved every aspect of the training and his enthusiasm and talent quickly stood out.

Trainer Donna Harries said: “We are incredibly proud of what Ben has achieved and his top score is so well deserved.

“When you have a real passion for hairdressing then the sky really is the limit as Ben has proved. He simply loves pushing himself and giving himself fresh creative challenges.’

Ben’s abilities and confidence in front of a camera means he’s already featured in promotional videos and social media campaigns for Central training and is a busy member of his salon team.

It is only recently that the examining body has disclosed how points are awarded and, according to Emma Nugent, who runs Central Hairdressing Herts and Beds, Ben’s achievement is a first.

She said: “We could not believe it when we realised that Ben had not dropped a single point and scored the highest result possible. This is a first for us as far as we are aware!

“But considering Ben’s hard work, natural talent and dedication to the course, it is not a surprise. We are so proud of his achievements and I hope it will inspire others to think seriously about a career in hairdressing.”

A word from Ben the Bedford hairdresser

Ben Gauge - Bedford Hairdresser 2

For Ben, being a hairdresser offers so many opportunities and he would recommend the industry and hairdressing as a career.

He said: “I love what I do plus the support I have had from both Central (Hairdressing Herts and Beds) and the Lou Lou’s team has been incredible.

“My exam success has given my confidence a real boost and that makes me a better hairdresser. I really have faith in my abilities which means my clients get the best results possible and that’s what matters most.”

Picture shows Ben Gauge, a Bedford hairdresser, with his certificate showing his 100 per cent pass rate.

For more information please contact Clair Orton PR on 07976 259693.

If you are interested in becoming a hairdresser with us,  keep reading.

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