Like most small salons we don't employ separate greeters, coffee makers, cleaners, towel and gown launderers, shampooists or reception staff and, as stylists' time is most productively spent on servicing clients, those mundane jobs become the responsibility of the apprentice. However, the importance of those jobs should not be under estimated as they are all vital to the day to day running of the salon.
During your pre-apprenticeship trial, it may seem like those jobs take up most of your working day but there is a reason for this strategy. Everyone has the ability to learn new skills but before we invest in your training, we will want to see that you are reliable and punctual, that you always present yourself well enough to make a good first impression to clients, speak nicely, behave safely and responsibly in the salon, that you are enthusiastic about any job you are asked to do and that you begin to use initiative by carrying out some jobs as the need to do them arises. Client care, attitude and a good work ethic are all just as important as technical expertise to becoming an employable hairdresser.
Once the commitment is made to your apprenticeship, you will receive regular training sessions by our salons' own stylists or trainers and some or all of these training sessions may be in the evening, at in-salon night schools.
You will learn the skills of shampooing and conditioning hair, styling and finishing, setting and dressing, hair colouring, cutting, advising and consulting clients, with options that include perming hair, plaiting and twisting, hair extensions and salon reception duties.
Mandatory entry requirements: none.
Desirable entry requirements: a minimum of four Standard Grades at General or Credit level.
Age range: 16 - 19 years old, however, applicants that have a disability or who are care experienced may apply up to age 29.