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Elite Hair Academy Event

We all have bad hair days, and this event could teach you the skills to combat it or even better give you the change to meet the hair solution stars of the future!  Come and meet your local Hair Academy and learn how hard the students have to work to gain the skills and expertise needed to be in control of our hair.

The aim of this event is to have fun whilst raising money for a scholarship for a talented budding new hairdresser.  It would be an absolute pleasure if you would support this event and join in the many activities on the evening.  We appreciate your help!


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Local MP Amber Rudd recently visited the Elite Hair Academy (EHA) on Bohemia Road in Hastings to listen to the inspirational story of Linda Smith and the vision behind the EHA.

Amber said, “I was completely inspired by Linda’s story and the way in which she has gone from Salon owner to Hair Academy Director. She is now imparting her experience and talent on to the next generation of budding barbers and hairdressers. This is a great Academy and a great vision, all thanks to the determination and drive of Linda.”

There are currently 39 students enrolled on the two year course. The aim of EHA is to have 50 students enrolled and working towards their qualifications. So far everyone that has taken on the training course has gone into jobs following on from it. EHA are also setting up a scholarship programme this year for those that are struggling to find a way into the hair and beauty industry and need some assistance.

“This scholarship programme is a great idea. I fully support the initiative that Linda has set up and I’ll do all I can to promote it. I understand the difficulties that some people face in cutting a path into these competitive industries so the help that Linda is offering through this scholarship will make such a difference to someone. This is a fantastic idea,” commented Amber.

EHA are holding a show case on Monday 30th June to raise money for a scholarship to help support those that want to make a career in the hair and beauty industry. The show case is being held at the Montgomery Suite, Bannatynes Hotel from 7pm-11pm, tickets are available from Unique Hair Studio – 9 Parkstone Road, Hastings, TN34 2PS and Elite Hair Academy – 64 Bohemia Road, St Leonards-on-sea, East Sussex, TN37 6RQ. Tickets can also be purchased online via: elitehairacademy.co.uk

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If you’re wondering what I’m up to these days then why not come along and say hello as I travel the length and breadth of the South East over the next few months?  I am at various events/gatherings/charity do’s and it would be a pleasure to meet as many of you as possible.  Also, why not send in a snap of us together and I can show the best (and the funniest!) on my website?

Curry supremo Paul Babra tells me off for finding his Super Hot Fiery sauce too hot at the Blean Wildlife Festival!

Here’s an overview of what/where/when I’ll be!

Upcoming events

19th July – Daytime:  The 128th Minster Show!  A wonderful chance to sample local food, join in games and competitions, drink ale, buy crafts and plants, and have a fabulous day in Thanet.  So come along and bring the family and support this hugely successful show.

19th July – Evening:  Summer Gala Charity Ball, Ashford International Hotel.  7pm – 1230am.  Tickets £60 to include Pimms reception, sumptuous 3 course meal with wine, live music and fantastic prizes.  For tickets or more info email Charlotte Webb at enquiries@ecosanservices.co.uk  Bring your friends and family, and have a ball!

2/3rd August – Brands Hatch Caterham racing – I am a spectator but come along and cheer for the cute little speedy Caterhams!

4th August –  Step short Charity event, The Leas Folkestone.  Apparently Prince Harry will be there…details to follow!

11-13th August – Watch me on the BBC Weather at BBC South East Today, 630pm and 1025pm. Also on BBC Radio Kent and BBC Radio Surrey and Sussex

16th/17th August – Kent Wildlife Trust Weekend, Sevenoaks – ‘Festival of Wildlife’.  A range of outdoor activities, hands on fun in the sun for all the family spanning an entire weekend, 10am-4pm each day.   A chance to learn about nature, bugs, birds and woodland crafts –  a great day out for all the family.  I shall be there joining in the crafts, learning about wildlife, and kidding myself I’m the female version of Ray Mears… More details to follow.

More events below the piggy!

24th August – The Great British Seaside Festival – Ramsgate

24th August – Active Ramsgate, Skyride!  http://www.thanetgazette.co.uk/Kaddy-Lee-Preston-m-getting-active-Ramsgate/story-21328430-detail/story.html

25th August – Summer BBQ and Beer Festival at The Bowl Inn, Hastingleigh.  Near Ashford.

25th August – 29th August: Watch me on the BBC Weather at BBC South East Today, 630pm and 1025pm.  Also on BBC Radio Kent and BBC Radio Surrey and Sussex

 
Previous events:

26th May – Bank Holiday Monday.  Surrey County Show, near Guildford.  We filmed for a new TV Channel Living Surrey (Sky Channel 192 from June 13th).  One of the things we filmed was the ‘Pig with the Grumpiest Face’ competition – hilarious!  For more information click here

Watch the trail for the show and a few clips from the Surrey Show

Or fancy seeing me handling a huge pig and winning a prize?!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FIxYw3xIG2M

11th June – GOLF for women.  If you missed this event – there is another one on September 17th!  Come along and join in an informal ladies introduction to Golf, have a go on the course with me followed by a delicious lunch.  Details to follow.

14th June – Launch of ‘It’s a Knock Out’ competition!  Find out the information here and get a team together for the 5th October in Dunorlan Park, Tunbridge Wells…  I will be taking part in October so why not challenge my team?

15th June – ‘Secret Garden’ event 2-5pm.  Charity Garden Party for tea, cake and merriment.   Live music from an exquisite vocal and ukulele trio ‘ArteMiss’ and it is set to be a wonderful and jolly day out whilst having a nosy around someone else’s garden!  Donations of £5 on the door to help raise vital funds for EllenorLions hospices and ChYps Children’s Hospice at Home.

Take a look at the article from the event here www.courier.co.uk/Kaddy-Lee-Preston-star-attraction-Courier-editor/story-21242860-detail/story.html

20th June - Living Surrey video 2 http://www.livingsurrey.co.uk/ep2.html

30th June –  Elite Hair Academy Show – Hair styling, drummers, dancers and retail stands.  Bannatynes Hotel Hastings, in the Montgomery Suite 7-11pm.  Here’s a video from the night with a brief clip of me getting my hair done live on stage (scroll to 1min 57 seconds!)!  https://www.dropbox.com/s/xhzak3u4ebzm8e4/EHA%20Music-Web%20HD720p.mov

 4th July – Launch of the Kent Wildlife Weekend.  ‘Festival of Wildlife’.

10th July - Prize giving and awards presentation at Rainham School for Girls.

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