Step Up & SHINE winner begins incredible nurturing programme

After winning the Christofer Mann Step Up & SHINE Scholarship in May, 18-year-old hairdresser Evie Scrowston from Hays Salon in Hull has now officially begun her year-long educational journey. As part of the scholarship, Evie and renowned hairdressing educator, Debbie G, spent an inspirational day together where they outlined a wish list of courses that Evie hopes to take throughout the process.

The Step Up & SHINE Scholarship provides the opportunity for Evie to tailor the courses to enhance and develop the career path she chooses. First on Evie’s list was a GHD Styler Session where she will explore the product range and learn trend-led techniques.

In addition to the variety of colour, hair up and men’s cutting courses on Evie’s wish list, the passionate young hairdresser will also learn from the best as she takes to the stage with her mentor in October at Salon International to assist Debbie with creating a look.

On starting her Step Up & SHINE adventure, Evie Scrowston commented: “It was amazing to spend the day with Debbie to discuss and plan my diary for this year. I'm hoping to attend a variety of courses that will help me grow my skill set, and can’t wait to get started . Having the opportunity to attend Salon International this year will be also fantastic – it’s going to be a great year!”

In association with the NHF and The Fellowship, ‘Step Up & SHINE’ which is now in in its fourth successful year, was launched in honour of industry legend, Christofer Mann, to nurture one stylist with a year-long £2,500 educational programme.

Keep up to date with Evie’s Step Up & Shine journey by following her on Instagram and Twitter (@eviescrowston)