As a hair professional there are core skills you will need to have to be able successfully work within this sector. You’ll complete a series of learning activities covering:
Safe working practices
Your hairdressing apprenticeship will equip you with the skills and knowledge required to work safely and effectively in a salon environment. In your course, you will learn about industry standards and the importance of health and safety in the workplace, as well as how to minimise risks to yourself and others.
Client care and consultation
As a salon junior, you will learn how to consult with clients to determine their individual needs, and how to provide them with the best possible service. You will also learn how to build positive relationships, and how to deal with any complaints in a professional and efficient manner.
Shampooing and conditioning
You will learn how to shampoo and condition hair using a variety of techniques, products and equipment. You will also learn how to advise clients on the best products to use for their hair type.
Hair cutting techniques
As a hairdressing apprentice, you will learn a range of hair cutting techniques that can be used to create different styles. You will be taught how to cut both men’s and women’s hair, using a variety of cutting tools and methods.
You will also learn how to use thinning scissors and razor blades, so that you can create different textures and styles.
As part of your hairdressing apprenticeship, you will learn how to apply hair colours and treatments. You will be taught about the different types of hair colours and how to mix them to create the perfect shade.
You will also learn how to apply hair colour safely, so that you avoid damaging the hair or causing skin irritation.
As a junior stylist, you will learn how to style hair using a variety of techniques. You will be taught how to use straightening irons, curling tongs and other styling tools.
You will also learn how to create a range of different styles, including updos, blow drying and straightening.