Selkirk College Hairstyling grad finds successful, passion-filled career in Vancouver

Selkirk College

from the press release:

“One of Selkirk College’s top Hairstylist Program graduates has cut, coloured and up-done herself to a successful career in a downtown Vancouver salon. Full of enthusiasm and ambition, she’s just 20 years old.

Amber Beckjord graduated from Selkirk College’s Hairstylist Program in 2014 at the age of 17 passionate about all things hair. She graduated at the top of her class with a 4.0 GPA and a Gold Medal earned at the BC Skills Competition in Hairdressing.

Inspired by her uncle Anthony Crosfield, one of Canada’s most celebrated hairstylists, Beckjord is now a full-time stylist at his Union Salon in South Granville, Vancouver. She’s fully booked and loves being part of a highly skilled team of stylists working in the trendy salon.

She feels at home there, having spent summers as a young teen under Crosfield’s guidance – “sweeping floors and keeping my eye on what’s going on.” But she knows that entering the salon environment can be daunting for young stylists and she credits her Selkirk College experience with giving her the added confidence she needed.

“When I graduated from Selkirk College I had a good foundation for everything from cuts to colours. There are so many great hairstylists coming out the program and that speaks of its quality,” she says. “I felt very confident which is important because leaving school for the salon environment can be intimidating.””

Read more about Amber in the press release here.