Apprentices


Fancy Brushing Up on Your Skills This Summer?

Last updated April 27, 2022

Wella’s Summer School is a must for any hairdressing student looking to brush up on their skills over the summer holidays. Embark on a four-day course that will ensure you keep reinforcing your basic knowledge, accelerate your learning and take your training to a sensational new level. Choose from either Summer School Colour or Summer Read More

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How To Tackle the Hair Industry’s Skills and Recruitment Crisis

Last updated April 26, 2022

The hairdressing industry faces a threat as a new report, commissioned by the National Hair & Beauty Federation (NHBF), highlights a skills and recruitment crisis. The report, ‘Careers at the cutting edge: tackling the skills shortage in the hair and beauty sector’, conducted by the Pragmatix Advisory, highlights multiple interlinked factors that have been steadily Read More

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What is the Best Way to Keep Your Apprentices Motivated?

Last updated February 3, 2022

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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We’re Not Snowflakes – What do Hairdressing Apprentices Actually Want?

Last updated February 3, 2022

To celebrate National Apprentice Week, we spoke to hairdressing apprentices from across the UK to get the lowdown on what they want from their apprenticeships. They cited work/life balance, job fulfilment and clear career progression as the non-negotiables when it comes to their apprenticeships. They also recognised sacrifices had to be made and that sometimes advancement comes Read More

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James Forte on the Value of Apprenticeships

Last updated February 11, 2022

For HJ’s Apprentice Week, we spoke with former RUSH apprentice and recent Denman Stage Star winner James Forte on why apprenticeships are such an important way of introducing new talent into the industry. How and why did you join your apprenticeship? Following my older brother and dad’s footsteps, I had just finished a bricklaying course Read More

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

Last updated February 3, 2022

Although the opportunity for hands-on learning is relatively limited at the moment, there are many avenues to take when choosing the right place for their hairdressing 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 Read More

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This is How to Attract Quality Apprentices in Your Salons

Last updated February 3, 2022

Sourcing quality apprentices can be a tricky task, so we asked five industry leaders to reveal their secrets to sourcing the best of the best. For HJ’s Apprentice Week, we found these excellent quotes from some of the industry’s most forward-thinking voices on how you can attract some of the highest quality apprentices to your Read More

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