As an MA Modern Apprentice in Hairdressing Level 2 you will be working in the salon 5 days, this will include a Saturday, and may also include working late one night. Training for your MA Programme will be carried out in the salon. The duties that you will carry will taking into account Health & Safety procedures. Developing in all aspects of the following:- Cutting, Colouring Blow drying and finishing Shampooing and conditioning Setting and finishing Hair perming (optional) Training. This apprenticeship covers all the basics of hairdressing. As a Hairdressing apprentice you will work as a salon junior, assisting senior staff whilst training as a junior stylist. You will study hairdressing topics such as hair and skin testing, the effects of chemicals on hair and skin, the principles of hair colour selection, the hair structure and products
Your typical day will include: Assisting stylists at all times by shampooing, conditioning, carrying out treatments and ensuring that work areas are prepared and kept clean and tidy. You will greet clients, and offer refreshments
Carry out reception duties, working on models at training. As you begin to learn new skills like blow drying and colouring, you will also be able to put these into practice in the salon.
As a hairdressing Apprentice you will spend a lot of time on your feet and it is important that you look smart and have a professional appearance.
The skills that you will learn throughout you level 2 MA Programme are:
• Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
• Style and finish Hair
• Set and dress Hair
• Develop and maintain your effectiveness at work
• Advise and consult with clients
• Colour and lighten hair
• Cut hair using basic techniques
• Salon Reception duties
You must like meeting new people and enjoy helping others, you must be a good communicator, you must also be reliable, enthusiastic to learn and progress, have a smart appearance and be good at working on your own and as part of a team. Being creative or having a creative flair is also an attribute.