Olivia opens hairdressing salon in Orford after studying at Warrington & Vale Royal College

A mum of four who has embarked on a second career is flying the flag for adult education after studying at Warrington & Vale Royal College.

Olivia Edghill-Zephyr returned to education last year to pursue her passion for hairdressing. She completed a level 2 evening qualification in women’s hairdressing, juggling it around family life and her day job as a nurse at Apple Court Care Home in Warrington.

The 42 year old has since opened Zephyr’s Unisex Salon on Leonard Street in Orford, which caters for Afro-Caribbean and European hair.

Olivia, who moved to Warrington from Guayna at the age of 11, said: “I was inspired to enrol on the hairdressing course at the college. People were always asking me to do their hair and there was nowhere in Warrington for people with Afro-Caribbean hair.

“It was difficult at times with my day job and my family life but I enjoyed every minute of my course at the college. My tutor Lisa was fantastic and taught me so much.”

Warrington & Vale Royal College offers a wide variety of part-time and evening courses tailored specifically for people like Olivia who have busy lives.

Olivia added: “You never stop learning – there is no age when your brain stops learning. If you want to do something, you should do it because you learn new things every day and the adult courses at Warrington & Vale Royal College build on that, allowing you to apply what you learn in daily life to your course. I would highly recommend an evening course at the college.”

To find out more about the courses available at Warrington & Vale Royal College, click here, or call Learner Services today on 01925 494 400.