Welcome to Andrew Collinge Training
As one of the most sought after hairdressers in the world and an International Ambassador for the industry, there are very few areas of the hairdressing industry that have not benefited from the influence, creativity and expertise of Andrew Collinge.
Andrew Collinge began his hairdressing career with his father Peter Collinge in Liverpool, 1974. In 1976 he completed his training at the prestigious London salon MichaelJohn. Whilst there he assisted both Michael and John within the salon and on numerous photo shoots. He also assisted the legendary Robert Lobetta, the master of Avant Garde hairdressing on his photo shoots.
During his six years at MichaelJohn he went onto become Artistic Director, representing the company at events such as World Hair, Dusseldorf 1980, Salon International and other major hairdressing events.
It was whilst in London that Andrew met his wife Liz. They married in 1980 and moved back to the North West in 1982. In 1985 they opened their first Hair and Beauty salon in Heswall on Wirral.
Fast forward to 1988, Andrew and Liz were invited by ‘This Morning’ to complete a makeover on the first week of the new ITV show. The makeover slot became such a phenomenal success that the ‘King and Queen of Makeovers’, as they were dubbed, stayed with the show for eight years completing over 500 makeovers. Such was the demand for a makeover with Andrew and Liz that they offered a luxury service at the World famous store Harrods.
Andrew and Liz have enjoyed a close working relationship for over 20 years working on fashion and hair shows, photo shoots and TV shows, including a Channel 4 show called ‘Icons’ where they recreated the looks of Hollywood legends such as Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Rita Hayworth. Today Andrew continues to appear on various television and radio programmes.
Between them they share creativity, a continuous passion for the industry and above all a common vision for shaping looks and trends which keep them at the cutting edge of the hair and beauty world.
How to apply
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