Requirements and prospects
meet and greet customers
shampoo and condition 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
styling, setting, and dressing hair
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 – 18 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.