Apprentices

Schools are Steering Pupils Away from Hairdressing

Posted on January 21, 2019

Schools are preventing teenagers from exploring alternatives to A Levels to avoid losing pupil funding in the sixth form, according to the Institute for Public Policy Research think tank. Secondary schools have been legally required since last January to allow colleges to advertise vocational qualifications to pupils from the age of 12. The think tank Read More

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The Hairdressing Wages Survey – Are you Being Paid Enough?

Posted on December 7, 2018

The National Hairdressers Federation’s exclusive salary survey, in partnership with Hairdressers Journal, has revealed low hairdressing wages in salons across the UK is contributing to the sector-wide staffing shortage. The nationwide struggle to recruit and retain apprentices and key members of staff is a huge concern for today’s hairdressing sector. This exclusive new survey by Read More

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What the Autumn Budget 2018 Means for the Hairdressing Industry

Posted on October 30, 2018

The Autumn budget contained some good news for the hairdressing industry on apprenticeship costs, business rates and VAT but also announced inflation-busting increases to the National Living Wage/National Minimum Wage. This was the final budget presented by Philip Hammond before the UK leaves the European Union. Below are the four areas that are most relevant to the hairdressing Read More

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The NHF’s Britain’s Best Competition Winners Revealed

Posted on October 23, 2018

Amongst the wealth of competitions that took place at Salon International across the weekend, the NHF’s Britain’s Best competition really spanned across the industry, showcasing the talent in the biggest sectors in hairdressing and barbering for the first time at the UK’s biggest hairdressing trade show. The five Britain’s Best categories had no entrant restrictions Read More

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Why, When and How to Get a Hairdressing Agent When You’re Freelance

Posted on October 13, 2018

We interviewed freelance stylist Matthew Wade to find out why, when and how to get a hairdressing agent. Matthew’s clients include Twiggy and Kate Bush and he has shot campaigns for L’Oréal and Marks and Spencer’s, as well as creating hair for shoots in Vogue, Sunday Times Style and ES Magazine. What are the pros Read More

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Salon International – Your Ticket to Inspiration!

Posted on October 8, 2018

Salon International is less than a week away (13-15 October at the ExCeL London) and we are gearing up for our biggest and best show yet! While, yes, we are excited about the huge discounts, live shows and did we mention huge discounts? We are most looking forward to the wealth of free education that is Read More

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Hair and Barber Council React to Apprenticeship Funding Cut

Posted on October 4, 2018

As we know there is an apprenticeship crisis in the hairdressing industry, with less young people seeing hair as a viable career option. With organisations like Choose Hair the industry is rallying together to raise awareness for the abundance of career options available within the hair business, but recently this has been undercut by the Read More

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