Want to be a Hairdresser? Want to re-fresh your skills?

Nothing like the new year for a new start!  To pursue a career in hairdressing get in touch.  Apprenticeships and a wide variety of study programs and courses are available at the Room97 Creative Academy.

Please contact Niki on academy@room97.com or call 07701 059 100 to find out more.

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Tracey Amer
Join our Dynamic Teaching Team!

We are recruiting a for hairdressing tutor to deliver a broad range of hairdressing qualifications at our Creative Academy in Wakefield.

We are looking for exceptional teachers; teachers that can inspire, that are passionate about hairdressing.  You must have a NVQ Level 3 in hairdressing as well as a relevant teaching qualifications.  Applications for both full-time and part-time positions will be considered.

Please contact Niki via academy@room97.com or call 07701 059 100 to discuss.

Tracey Amer
Room97 Creative Stars Programme - in partnership with Wakefield College

Enroll on our brand new Level 2 hairdressing program, designed in partnership with @Wakefield College! Starting September in Wakefield City Centre.

If you are 16 to 18 and want to launch your career in the creative world of hairdressing apply for this course; Room97 Creative STARS, it is the perfect platform.  This is a one-year study programme and you will achieve a Level 2 Technical qualification.

To apply visit www.wakefield.ac.uk/room97 or call the Course Info Team on 01924 789111 quoting“Room97 Creative STARS”.

Tracey Amer
Celebrating Success
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We are thrilled to share the news that Megan Donaldson is one of our very first apprentices to complete her Apprenticeship NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing studies at the Room97 Creative Academy. 


Now a Room 97 graduate stylist, she is developing more and more skills to her bow.  Her upcoming talent has been recognised as she is to represent Room97 Creative at the high profile GRADUATE FASHION WEEK in London.  Megan will be working as a session stylist alongside some of the biggest names in fashion from Stella McCartney, Julien MacDonald to Dame Vivienne Westwood.


Megan has been a model student from start to finish; creative and artistic, consistently performing ahead of progress, eager to learn and know more, always working hard to achieve. She definitely demonstrates our Room97 Creative Academy core value of work-ready stylists that are fast-tracking to the future of hairdressing.  Well done Megan.

Tracey Amer
Hairdressing Apprenticeships - Come and find out more!

In support of National Apprenticeship Week we are holding another Room97 Creative Academy Apprenticeship Interview Day this Friday, the 10th March 2017 between 11.00 am and 2.00 pm.

This is a drop in session, so feel free to arrive anytime. You will be with us for approximately 20 mins and have chance to find out more about our Level 2 and Level 3 apprenticeship programmes.  

Following a successful interview, we can then start to organise interviews with salon’s currently recruiting for apprentices.

For more information contact Tracey on 07701 059 100 or via email academy@room97.com

Tracey Amer
Room97 Creative Academy Apprenticeship Interview Day

Apprenticeships in Hairdressing

Fancy a foot in the door to the world of hairdressing? 

Start a career as a hairdressing apprentice.  Come and find out more about our Level 2 and Level 3 apprenticeship programmes this Friday 17th February 2017 between 11.00 am and 2.00 pm.  To reserve your interview place contact Tracey on 07701 059 100 or via email academy@room97.com

Tracey Amer
Donation with every purchase of the GHD Electric Pink Collection

This season, ghd cult styling products have had an electric pink makeover in collaboration with Breast Cancer Now to support them with their valuable work in breast cancer research.

The annual ghd pink limited editions have raised £9 million so far for breast cancer charities across the globe, and this year - with your support - we want to increase that number to £10 million.
Show that your hair cares by purchasing one of the ghd limited edition electric pink styling products and from every electric pink purchase, ghd will make a donation to Breast Cancer Now on your behalf.

Call in to Salon now:
Trinity Walk, Wakefield, WF1 1QU


limited edition ghd platinum® electric pink styler and roll bag, £165
£10 donated to Breast Cancer Now
Our no compromise styler with ghd’s patented
Tri-Zone® technology in limited edition electric pink.
The scientifically proven, safer-for-hair heat, allows you to achieve healthier* and shinier** results in just one stroke. With co-ordinating electric pink heat mat and roll bag.

limited edition ghd V® electric pink styler and roll bag, £135
£10 donated to Breast Cancer Now
The classic ghd V® styler clad in electric pink with co-ordinating heat mat and roll bag. Featuring advanced ceramic heat technology and smooth, contoured plates, the ghd V® styler gives ultimate shine with effortless styling.

limited edition ghd air® electric pink hairdryer and dust bag, £99
£10 donated to Breast Cancer Now
Our classic hairdryer with an electric pink makeover.
A styling and dressing table must-have for creating
sleek blow-dries or bouncy volume.

limited edition ghd electric pink hair pin bags, £5
£1 donated to Breast Cancer Now
Show your support and never lose your pins again
with the ghd electric pink hair pin bags.

Nina Hunter
Fusion Friday

Getting ready for the weekend?
Treat yourself to a 5 minute instant hair transformation with our award winning Fusio-Dose in-salon treatment.
Experience your #FUSIOFRIDAY hair moment only at the best Kérastase salons nationwide.

Book now by calling 01924 299362

Nina Hunter
Thrilled! Delighted! Excited! BHA 2016

Thrilled to announce … Marcello has been selected once again as a finalist in the North Western Hairdresser of the Year category in HJ’s 2016 British Hairdressing Awards.  A previous winner of this prestigious award, Marcello will be competing alongside top name hairdressers in the finals to take place in London later this year.

Marcello is delighted to be short-listed as one of just a very few representing the north-west region and again to have a shot at the winner’s title, he says, “This in itself is a fantastic achievement, particularly as there are a great number of entries and an exceptionally high standard, so roll on November! Congratulations to the other finalists and we’ll keep our fingers-crossed for more success on the night.”




Join our dynamic teaching team at the Room97 Creative Academy.  We are looking for exceptional teachers;  teachers that can inspire, that are passionate about hairdressing and are committed to developing 'work ready' stylists.

You will need a minimum of 3 years experience delivering NVQ Level 2 and 3 Hairdressing qualifications.  In addition, you must have a NVQ Level 3 in hairdressing as well as relevant teaching and assessing qualifications, ideally with fully-qualified teacher status (PGCE or Cert Ed).

Interesting in being part of a growing team that delivers a new and exciting approach to hairdressing training and education, then please get in touch via phone 01924 339 172 or academy@room97.com

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Your Next Step - NVQ Level 3 in Hairdressing

Are you ready for the next step in your hairdressing career? Developing your skills as a senior stylist and learning the latest techniques in creative coloring and cutting.  Why not join our Level 3 NVQ programme and tap into the talents of our award-winning team.  We have full-funded courses for all ages including 19 to 24 as well as 24+  so contact us today to find out more on 01924 339 172 or academy@room97.com Room97 NVQ Level 3 Overview


Learning @ Lush

Our Level 2 Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy Students from Wakefield City Academy were warmly welcomed at the delicious Lush store at Trinity Walk this week.  As part of their exclusive Room97 Creative Academy GCSE programme, we organised for an interactive product making workshop.  They were immersed in the fantastic world of Lush, using ‘mother natures finest ingredients’ and were shown how to 'cook up' a range of aromatic products in the 'Lush product kitchen'.  Much fun was had by all.  A very big thank you to Amy at Lush, making it such a fantastic experience.



The Inside World on how to Create the Award-Winning Photo Shoot

Room97 Creative Academy hosted an exclusive session for Barnsley College’s hairdressing teaching team entitled “The Inside World on how to Create the Award-Winning Photo Shoot” last Wednesday. IMG_0027

The session was presented by Marcello Moccia, Owner and Creative Director of Room97 and was designed to address both creative and commercial issues considering many aspects including budgets, inspiration and direction, castings and the benefits.

Karen Perry, owner and manager of Room97 East Ardsley salon concluded the session presenting to the audience an insight into being a L’Oreal Colour Specialist as well as revealing the latest IT Looks from L’Oreal for Spring/Summer 2016.


Claire Schofield, Hairdressing Programme Manager at Barnsley College said of the event,

“We had a fantastic time, the session was very interesting and informative and completely different from other training sessions we have attended, all staff thoroughly enjoyed it and the hospitality was fabulous too.”

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As well as the current training opportunities at the Creative Academy with the Apprenticeship Programme and the School Partnerships Programme, Room97 Creative Academy are soon to announce a new private training programme for Autumn 2016 with a varied topics designed specifically for the professional hairdresser to develop their skills and knowledge in both creative and commercial aspects.