Meet and greet customers
Shampoo and conditioner customers’ hair
Maintain a clean salon
Provide refreshments to the customers
Prepare customers for the stylists to cut, tint hair etc
As you develop skills you may be given the opportunity to style hair and apply tint and colour
Your training will require you to demonstrate your competence in shampooing and conditioning, cutting hair, tinting hair, styling hair, setting and dressing hair and reception duties. Your skills and competence will be assessed on paying customers, either in our training salon or in your workplace.
Requirements and prospects
You will need to be creative
Enjoy meeting people
Have lots of energy
You don’t have to be the academic type and there are no set entry criteria for the Hairdressing Apprenticeship
Be well presented in all aspects including: clothing, hair and personal hygiene
Be practical and well organised
Be a good communicator with excellent social skills
Have attention to detail and cleanliness
Have a good sense of humour and amicable nature skills whether dealing face to face with clients or speaking on the telephone
Be willing to work flexible hours/days as agreed in the employment contract
Have a high degree of dexterity and coordination
You won’t need qualifications to apply but you will need the motivation and commitment to want to become a hairdresser or barber.
Many apprentices are given jobs with the employers they trained with as Assistant stylists, others go onto further studies. Apprentices are often fast-tracked by their employers for promotion to more superior positions. Hairdressing and barbering skills are also required in the theatre, film, TV and magazine work.
Things to consider
Most Hairdressing Salons or Barber Shops operate on Weekends so please be aware that you will more than likely be asked to work on a Saturday or Sunday.
The National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.70 an hour from the 1st of April 2018. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £5.90 an hour for 18-20 year olds; £7.38 for anyone aged 21 to 24 and £7.83 for those over 25.