IHB education workshop in Jaffna
Some of the
participants in Jaffna
Institute of Hairdressers and Beauticians (IHB) supported by a Board
of Governors consisting of the best hair and beauty experts in the
country will conduct a free interactive workshop at the Weerasingham
Hall in Jaffna on the January 27th 2013 from 9 am to 2 pm.
The workshop will bring together the expert trainers of IHB,
including Nayana Karunaratne, Founder President of SLAHAB and Asia Zone
President of the World Federation of Hairdressers (OMC).
They will introduce the IHB International accreditation programme to
aspiring Hair stylists, Beauticians and Barbers in the local languages
of Tamil, Sinhalese and English.
IHB operates as an independent professional body with the aim of
streamlining the standard of education in hairdressing and beauty
therapy. IHB is accredited to the World Federation of Hairdressers (OMC)
assuring quality training for employment and opportunities for further
studies in Advanced Certifications and Management.
As an OMC International Education Centre all certifications will be
from OMC and the curriculum would further include the OMC Bronze, Silver
and Gold Diploma certifications.
Armed with complete guidance and support from City & Guilds, IHB is a
nonprofit making organization, dedicated to set Hairdressing, Beauty
Therapy and Barbering standards on par with International IVQ, Pivot
Point, OMC and British NVQ standards.
IHB responsibilities are to update and maintain Skills Standards
through the preparation of curriculum, setting & conducting theory and
practical exams in English, Sinhala & Tamil, issuing certifications and
conducting 'train the trainer' programmes.
demonstration of the event
During the programme, the teams will work on a series of models,
demonstrating different techniques and ideas to the participants.
"My mission in life is to help both men and women look their best and
to elevate the profession of hairdressing in Asia to the European
I therefore recommend all those who wish to take it on as a career to
qualify themselves with IHB certification for practicing both here or
abroad," stated Founder President of SLAHAB Nayana Karunaratne.
"I have been lucky enough to have followed the IHB course and
receiving a Distinction in the examination conducted in December 2012
for the "barbering diploma". I studied and sat for the test paper in
It has been a tremendous boost to my inherent passion for hair
styling. It will create for me a respect from my peers and a personal
sense of achievement," stated Pennirselvam Kannathasan a Barber by
more information on IHB could be obtained from,