Bootcamp is a career highlight for Leeds hairdresser

Ashley Wallis of Yazz number one hair studio in Rawdon.

Ashley Wallis of Yazz number one hair studio in Rawdon.

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A Leeds hairdresser has proved he is a cut above the rest after gaining a place on a prestigious youth mentorship programme.

Ashley Wallis, of Yazz number one hair studio in Rawdon, is one of only 12 stylists from across the country to be picked for the 2016 Inspirational Youth Bootcamp at Bed Head Studio in London.

Former young hairdressers who have taken part in the scheme have gone on to be big successes in the global hairdressing industry.

During Ashley’s week at the bootcamp, he will be mentored by top hairdressers in the senior Tigi International creative team and will have workshops in areas such as classic and advanced cut and colouring, session styling training, future fashion forecasting, presentation skills and a model casting and photo shoot.

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