A NEW hair academy has been opened by international stars in the industry.

Anthony Mascolo,TIGI International Artistic Director and Nick Irwin TIGI Global Creative Director, opened the Yazz Hairdressing Academy in Yeadon in June.

Salon owners and their teams from the North of England came along to mark the event.

Also present was James Hooton aka Sam Dingle from Emmerdale and several players from the Leeds Rhinos Rugby League Team.

Owner Paul Shakeshaft, who has salons in Rawdon, Guiseley and Yeadon, said: "The Yazz Hair Academy is a centre of Educational Excellence,with dedicated training facilities,it's great to provide this education so local,for all aspiring Hairdressers."

The academy is currently recruiting students for NVQ level 2 & 3 and NVQ level 2 Barbering. It also offers private Hairdressing Courses.

Visit or ring 07961 226411 for further details.