Why did you choose North Kent College?

I chose NKC because I had heard good things about the hairdressing course.

What would you say were the best three things about studying at North Kent College?

The staff, the training available and the help you receive.

If you studied for career purposes, how has North Kent College helped your career?

Studying at NKC helped me achieve everything I could have hoped for, they took me from being a builder, having never held a hairdryer before, to a top hairdresser. They took the time to teach me everything I needed to know about the world of hairdressing.

What’s next for you?

I have a very busy year ahead of me. I have many fashion shows lined up and photo-shoots. Also a lot more big projects to come very soon.

Where do you now work?

I own my very own hair and beauty salon called Rea Lewis Hair & Beauty.

What has been your route getting to your current position?

When I first started hairdressing at the age of 19 I always wanted to have my own salon by the time I was 25 and I just about did it. I made sure whatever salon I was in I would always keep learning and always gave myself challenges. I always put myself up against the best hairdresser in the salon.

Would you recommend studying at the college and why?

I would highly recommend anyone to study at NKC, if they can get me through the course they can get anyone through

Describe your whole college experience and how it has enabled you to progress

The whole experience was enjoyable and we would always have a laugh in the class as well as work hard. Kim and her team are amazing. If it wasn't for them I wouldn't be where I am today and I'd like to say a massive thank you to all of them for their time.