Apprentices



What is the Best Way to Keep Your Apprentices Motivated?

Last updated January 31, 2020

Doing an apprenticeship isn’t all smooth sailing. This first step into the industry can be tiring, low-paid and sometimes feel unrewarding. But it’s an integral building block to forging the career that you want and something that all iconic and established hairdressers had to do. It’s difficult to impress this on up-and-coming apprentices without sounding Read More

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The Rules of Apprenticeships: The Do’s and Don’ts on Making it

Last updated February 6, 2020

According to research by The Hair and Barber Council, there are some 16,500 apprentices in the hair and beauty industry. However, fallout within six months is a major concern as many struggle with length and intensity of their apprenticeship and others lose interest in mundane tasks. Toni & Guy head of education and international artistic Read More

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Personal Development is Vital for Your Apprentices

Last updated January 31, 2020

Training an apprentice is not just about teaching them the skills and techniques that will make them great technical hairdressers, it’s about personal development, helping to shape them as people so that they are ready to work in a professional environment. This is something Ken Picton of Ken Picton Salon in Cardiff feels passionately about. Read More

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Here is the Truth About What it Means to Be a Hairdresser

Last updated February 5, 2020

Here is the truth about what it means to be hairdresser with a  passionate, factual and inspirational argument by Melissa Timperley Salons owner Melissa Timperley. You can share this with  your apprentices, fellow hairdressers and your clients to remind them that there’s no such thing as being ‘just a hairdresser’. “Yes, I admit it, I Read More

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In Salon vs Colleges vs Academies: What’s Better for Apprentices?

Last updated February 5, 2020

For new hairdressing prospects entering the industry, there are many avenues to take when choosing the right place for their apprenticeship. Deciding between a smaller salon, a hairdressing academy or a college can seem daunting but we asked two experts the pros of the most typical places to train as an apprentice to make the Read More

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This is How to Get the Best out of Your Apprentices

Last updated January 31, 2020

Apprenticeships are not only extremely beneficial for the apprentices themselves but for the salon businesses that recruited them. A good apprentice adds to the salon and is a valuable help on busy days, aiding the team while also building on their learning and broadening their own skill set. Here, Leigh Kerr director of Rainbow Room Read More

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How Hairdressing Apprenticeships Vary in Different Countries

Last updated February 5, 2020

Apprenticeships are a fantastic way for those who prefer hands-on experience to gain a hairdressing qualification. Where you choose to take this apprenticeship can have a huge impact though, with places aboard offering varying styles of teaching and enticing experiences. For some, travelling abroad is an exciting route for the best training, whereas the most Read More

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