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MEGAN-CAITLIN DALLAT megancaitlindallat@gmail.

com
megancaitlindallat.com
instagram.com/megancaitlindallathair
07510078023

On the verge of beginning my career as a hairstylist, I am excited to wrap up on my second year of


hairdressing education. Throughout this year I have built my days around growing my knowledge
in hair cutting and colouring theory and techniques through attending college to gain a Level 3
certificate in Hairdressing, attending education opportunities offered by my current salon Hedonist
Hair Studio through their current haircare range (O-way), assisting Jonathon McKelvey’s balayage
education classes, along with daily online research (Hairbrained Live, Toni+Guy Future
Foundations, Designer Hair TV) and podcasts (How to Cut it in the Hairdressing Industry, Hairdustry
Podcast). I am keen to seek out further education opportunities post college and find placement
within a salon that is dedicated to training.
I have a creative background, gaining a first-class honours degree in Fine Art (specialising in
creative direction, photography and installation), which will hopefully inform my aspirations to
partake in competitions and photoshoots, as well as influence a daily practice on the salon floor. I
also have long-term ambitions to become a cutting specialist and educator in the industry where I
hope to combine hairdressing skills refined through industry experience with supportive learning
techniques picked up during my experience as a trainee lecturer at Ulster University.
In upcoming years, I have intentions to begin building relationships with clients whilst working for
a professional salon dedicated to training. I hope to continue building on my skillset, educating
myself about the current trends and techniques, whilst taking part in opportunities that challenge
my creative styling and photography skills.

HAIR SKILLSET KEY SKILLS


• Basin work (shampoo, • Cleaning and hygiene upkeep
conditioning, toning) • Keen eye for detail
• Cuts (one length, long layers, • Great organisational skills and
uniform layers, undercuts, fringes) time management
• Blow-drying (sleek straight, • Team member, with a passion
voluminous movement, loose and for collaboration
tight curls) • Capable of directing a small
• Colouring (root regrowth, full team on a project to
head application, balayage, root completion
smudge, half head baby-lights 1 • Lecturing and tutoring small
hour) groups
• Confident use of product lines in • Videography / Photography
O-Way and L’Oréal, and confident • Basic video editing skills (FCP,
in upselling appropriate items to AE)
clients • Basic website building and
management
EDUCATION
2020 Currently undergoing HND Level 3 Hairdressing, Belfast Metropolitan College.
2019 Level 2 Hairdressing, Belfast Metropolitan College.
2018 Teaching and Learning Assistance HEA fellowship, Ulster University.
2017 Bachelor of Arts with first class honours in Fine Art, Ulster University.
2011 BTEC National Diploma in Art and Design with triple Distinction award, NRC.
2009 9 x GCSES at grades A*-B, Cross and Passion College.

AWARDS
• Excellence Award ’18 (H&M Grow)
• Dean’s List 2017 (Ulster University)
• Graduate Award ‘17 (Artists Moving Image NI)
• Shortlisted Emerging Artist Award ‘17 (AVA Festival, Belfast Photo Festival, Dazed)
• Shortlisted Best Newcomer Blogger ‘15 (Company Magazine)
• Excellence in Customer Service ’12 (Henderson’s)

EXPERIENCE
2019 – CURRENT:HEDONIST HAIR STUDIO
Junior Assistant
Assisting Stylists. Colours Application, Toning, Basin Work, Blow-drying & Styling,
Content Creation for Social Media, Reception Duties, Ordering products, Housekeeping.
2018 – 2018: CITY BELFAST MAGAZINE
Arts Editor.
Photography, Content curation, Writer, Brand relations.
2017 – 2018: H&M
Visual Merchandiser.
Customer Service, Visual Merchandising, Cash Handling, Styling.
2017 – 2018: ULSTER UNIVERSITY
Artist in Residence / Trainee Lecturer.
Workshop facilitating, lecturing, artist Talk, one-on-one tutoring, group
tutoring, using a studio space as an artist.
2014 – 2019: THEAMPLEPRACTICE.COM / VENTTHREADS.UK
Blogger, Artistic Director, Content Creator.
Photography, Videography, Editing, Concept building, Content
creation, Brand relations, Social Media Management, Website
building, Styling, Branding, Budget Management, Collaboration work.

2014 – 2015: YELLOW SUBMARINE & OCTOPUSS’S GARDEN


Keyholder, Supervisor.
Events planning, PR, Website building and management, Social media
management, Look-Book Photography, Visual Merchandising.

AVAILABILITY EXTRAS
• College hours Wednesday – Friday • Full clean driving license (9 years)
until further notice • Mental Health First Aid (AWARE NI)