23 April 2015
TrichoCare launch a range of courses aimed to bring trichology back to the hair professional – finally filling the knowledge gap.
At the prestigious Institute of Physics in the West End of London, leading trichology specialists TrichoCare officially launched their range of education courses to an enthusiastic audience of renowned hairdressing and barber educators, leading education providers, industry figures and the trade press.
Long-time leaders in the field, TrichoCare have a goal of bringing trichology back into the salon where it belongs.
Closing the gap
Until now hair education has been focused on creativity and business development with no provision for trichology. This means most hair professionals are lacking in even the basic knowledge of allergies, scalp conditions and hair loss. With an estimated 12.5million UK residents suffering with alopecia and countless others with scalp conditions, there is a huge need to provide accurate and reliable advice to many thousands of worried clients on a daily basis.
Understanding the needs of client AND the hair professional
TrichoCare’s aims are simple – that every UK hairdresser has at least a basic knowledge of trichology, to vastly increase the number of trained and qualified trichologists and crucially to enable clients to get the right advice from the right person – their hairdresser.
Understanding the demands of a busy salon, TrichoCare have created a range of courses all designed to enable hairdressers to train without impacting on their careers or businesses.
A new era for trichology
Company founder Brian Plunkett captivated the attendees with his passion for trichology and his vision of how it could transform the professional industry. Later Director Nick Plunkett and principal educator Keith Barker-Jones gave an insight into the need for trichology and its value to the profession, as well as an overview of the courses and how TrichoCare education is delivered.
The event also included poignant comments from Martyn Nixon on why ITEC had chosen to accredit TrichoCare’s courses and from students who have undertaken the courses; all of whom reiterated the need for better trichology education and praised TrichoCare’s new courses and vision.
“There has been a lot of work to get us to this point,” said Brian Plunkett after the event, “And I must thank my team for all their efforts. But this is only the start of the journey and I am so pleased that so many key people from the profession came down here today to support us and to share in our goals.”