Mother and son land hairdressing jobs in same Dagenham street after re-train

13:22 15 May 2012

Joanne and Rhys

Joanne and Rhys

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A Dagenham mother and son have launched hairdressing careers in the same street after leaving their previous jobs behind and retraining.

Joanne and Rhys Taylor, of Turnage Road, both took part in a 14-week barbering course at Redbridge College and now work in salons on Lodge Avenue, Dagenham.

Joanne, 38, quit her previous job to follow her dream career by enrolling on the course in September.

Her success and enthusiasm soon rubbed off on her 19-year-old son Rhys, who enrolled on the same course soon after. They then landed jobs next door to each other – Joanne at Pinkies Hair, Nails and Beauty and Rhys at Paul the Barber.

Redbridge College is celebrating their achievements as part of Adult Learners’ Week, which runs until Friday.

Rhys said: “I love my lifestyle as a hairdresser. Now, when I get up each day, I don’t feel like I’m going to work – I feel like I’m heading off to do something I enjoy.”

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