Sandra Odoh Beauty By Sands Lockerbie Dumfries & Galloway https://www.facebook.com/Beauty-By-Sands-Ssrh-Ssrb-412132072304432/ From a very early age I knew I always wanted to be a hairdresser and took great delight in giving my dolls haircuts, Santa eventually stopped bringing me dolls !!! After I left school I went to my local college to study hair and beauty, during my course I would practice every night after college and soon built up a large clientele, I also had a Saturday job which led to full time employment after I qualified. I wanted to further my education and went on to study Advanced Hair Science and Technology passing with distinction and gaining my City & Guilds Qualification. I have been in the Industry for over 30 years taking time out to have my family. I have been self employed for 4 1/2 years and during that time I have had extensive training with the best in the industry gaining lots of qualifications in barbering, hairdressing, beauty, holistic therapies and teaching. I bring all elements of my training into my salon to give my male and female clients a wide range of deluxe treatments and services. I keep current with the latest hair trends, treatments and training courses. I think that in this industry it is so important to be qualified and certified, knowledge gives you power, credibility and confidence, it shows the public that you are a certified professional and that they are in safe hands. I take great pride in my craft and push myself to be the best I can be. I love to teach and my plan for the future is to train the youth in our industry today. I want to inspire and motivate them to be passionate and excited with their craft and help give them the confidence and skills needed for our amazing industry. We never stop learning and that’s what keeps me inspired. With British Master Barbers, the support network, resources, training, advice and services you provide is outstanding. I feel very honoured to be part of an organisation that acknowledges and accredits professionals like myself. I am so proud to have received my British Professional Barber Accreditation my next goal is to achieve British Master Barber and British Grand Master Barber Accreditation. I would also like to thank all the lovely members for your ongoing support and encouragement you all inspire me so much.