I wanted to share my knowledge and expertise with those who want to make hairdressing a career said Ramani Fernando at a press conference held at the Ramani Fernando salon in Borella. This was the inspiration for creating the Ramani Fernando Sunsilk Hair Academy which has now become a leading destination for up and coming stylists.
Synonymous with quality and individuality, the Ramani Fernando Sunsilk Hair Academy represents a level of excellence that hair stylists aspire to. Sunsilk’s support and involvement ensures that the students are exposed to a sound curriculum as well as being surrounded by a state-of the-art facility. The academy is equipped with the latest products and technical equipment so that students are in the best possible position to [earn about what it takes to succeed in today’s demanding salon environment.
"Sunsitk’s philosophy of "Life Can’t Wait" revolves around young women taking control of their lives" said Saumya Perera, Unilever’s Brand Manager for Sunsilk. "Sunsilk’s partnership with Ramani Fernando in the Hair Academy is a perfect fit given that Ramani’s herself is highly acclaimed for her unique and insightful approach to hairstyling and is an expert in beauty with a passion for style and technique. Through the Academy, Sunsilk hopes to further elevate the definition of a modern and contemporary hairdresser" she added.
Several of the 145 students who have graduated from the Academy so far, have had the opportunity of working in one of the ten Ramani Fernando Salons located in Colombo and Kandy. Some of the graduating students have found similar jobs and placements overseas while many have started their own hair-dressing and beauty salons. Sunsilk provided full scholarships to 64 of these students.
"Being able to learn from one of the industry’s most respected icons has helped me be a true hair expert and learn beyond basic fundamentals" said Sumudu Kumarasiri, who was placed first among her batch and won the ‘Best Student Award’ last year. Sumudu has opened her own hair dressing and beauty salon in one of Colombo’s suburbs, Nugegoda and caters to a growing clientele for a proper knowledge.
The Ramani Fernando Sunsilk Hair Et Beauty Academy is where students are inspired to explore their passion in creativity while helping them learn the business to embark on a fun and rewarding career in the beauty and hairdressing industry. Ramani Fernando herself has been a leading force in the hairdressing industry for over thirty years. Her unwavering commitment to style, technical excellence, innovation and service has resulted in her name being synonymous with hairdressing excellence.