16 July 2024

SHIFT Education Acquisition by The Fellowship for British Hairdressing

As part of the evolution of the Fellowship for British Hairdressing, the team is delighted to announce the acquisition of SHIFT Education, the online digital education platform founded by Steve McManus.

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Progression through education

The acquisition of the SHIFT Education platform will see The Fellowship enhance their online digital offerings via their new app and online channels.The merge of both digital platforms is a huge step into the evolution of the Fellowship’s plans, with educational content covering a variety of creative and business focussed topics. This will benefit everyone from the youngest members within ClubStar to the most senior and respected names. This will ensure that the progression through education is always the highest priority. 

SHIFT Education

The digital educational offerings include unique content from many inspirational names such as Angelo Seminara, Adam Reed (above), Tom Connell, Sarah Louise Keane and many more.

“I am really excited that the Fellowship for British Hairdressing has acquired SHIFT Education,” says Steve McManus.”We have worked really hard here at Leaf to carefully curate and source some amazing education and content, as well as to bring to our customers amazing education for them to learn from.

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Wider opportunities in hair education

“We met with the Fellowship earlier this year, to discuss how we can grow something meaningful together, and it soon transpired that the Fellowship plans were so comprehensive and for the good of the entire industry. We really excited about this next step for our industry and we look forward to seeing what The Fellowship will create out of this amazing education.”

“Our aim here at the Fellowship is to provide our members and the wider industry with continuous education and opportunities that cover all aspects and areas of hairdressing, barbering and business,” adds Fellowship for British Hairdressing CEO Barry Stephens. “Through this acquisition, we will continue to be part of the ongoing evolution of the wider hairdressing industry.”


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