Fanatical about staying ahead of the game, Peter consistently honed his cutting and styling skills by attending top Sassoon and manufacturer courses – a strategy which paid dividends as 2004 saw him winning the coveted title of Midlands Hairdresser of the Year in the British Hairdressing Awards, for which he was nominated again in 2011, and reached finalist status.
It was around that time in 2004 when Peter re-appraised his business. Recognising the need (again) for yet more space, and being unhappy with the local training provider, a new branch of the business was developed in Hereford’s Commercial Road, functioning as a school at the beginning of the week and a salon for the remainder.
Built from scratch, it presents 18 dress-out units to facilitate internal staff training as well as offering year 11 pupils, college students and enthusiastic learners the opportunity to study hairdressing and achieve recognised NVQ qualifications. Plans are in hand to develop a second floor to the premises to expand the training further.