Sunmisola Williams is a level 3 Hairdressing student at Kensington and Chelsea College. The 20-year-old was originally pursuing a career as an athlete and training as a professional runner but decided to change direction after discovering hairdressing in her late teens.

“I was still training to be a professional runner when I took up a hairdressing class and fell in love with it! For a while I was training and also trying to pursue a career in hairdressing, but I decided to give up running in the end as my passion really lay with hairdressing. I wanted to give it my full attention.”

Sunmisola’s biggest achievements in hairdressing so far include working on London Fashion Week, creating a hairstyle inspired by the London Olympics which gained media attention during London 2012 and styling the hair for the hosts at the Screen Nation Film and Television Awards 2014.

“The course and College is fantastic at providing industry work opportunities. It means we get to start networking whilst on the course so that when we finish we already have contacts to approach.”