An academy for young women who want to become hairdressers is being set up by a women’s community group.

Women Inspire Women (WIW) is setting up an academy to give NVQ level qualifications in the Hair and Beauty industry.

The group is setting up the academy in their two story building in Southgate to teach the next generation of hairdressers.

On April 5 they held a networking meeting and discussed the new academy to serve the borough of Enfield.

They plan to give youngsters free classes to acquire their NVQ in Hair and Beauty and reinvesting profits from the salon into classes around the borough.

Attending the meeting were Labour councillors Yasemin Brett, and Ayfer Orhan and 4 times British Hairdresser of the year, Akin Konizi.

Founder and director of WIW, Yildiz Jasmine Armstrong said: “We are setting up an academy for young women who wants to get NVQ level qualification in the Hair and Beauty.

“Courses are free and all profits from the WIW Salon, will be ploughed back into subsiding courses for the community.

“We hope to raise awareness of health, safety and law as it pertains to the industry and increase the confidence of young women.”

Four time British hair dresser of the year Mr Konizi said: “I want to give back to the community and share my 37 years’ experience.

I have 2 Academies, 25 salons and 525 people work with me. I am happy to support Ms. Armstrong and her team.”

Cllr Brett and Cllr Orhan said: “We are very happy that Women Inspire Women Organisation has been set up in Enfield borough.

“It is amazing that they will give free courses for women and men.

“The hairdressing industry is huge and more than 24000 people work in this industry.

“We are supporting Women Inspire Women on their Journey.”