Duties include: Meet and greet customers Shampoo and conditioner customers’ hair Maintain a clean salon Provide refreshments to the customers Reception duties 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 Reception duties Your skills and competence will be assessed on paying customers, either in our training salon or in your workplace. Requirements and prospects Desired skills Hairdressing is a fast moving, fashion orientated business, so you will need to be creative, enjoy meeting people and have loads of energy. Be a good communicator with excellent social skills. Personal qualities Be well presented in all aspects including: clothing, hair and personal hygiene. Be practical and well organised. 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. Desired qualifications You won’t need qualifications to apply but you will need the motivation and commitment to want to become a hairdresser or barber. You don’t have to be the academic type and there are no set entry criteria for the Hairdressing Apprenticeship. Future prospects Many apprentices are given jobs with the employers they trained with as Junior Stylists, others go onto further studies. Apprentices are often fast-tracked by their employers for promotion to more senior positions. Things to consider The apprenticeship programme will take up to 15 months to complete. During this time you will be expected to attend the academy one day a week and three to four days a week in the salon – you earn while you learn. It is often a fast paced environment. You may be expected to work Saturdays.