Employer Focus: Heavenly Scissors, Plympton

Heavenly Scissors is a welcoming and stylish salon situated in Plympton, offering hairdressing and barbering services. The salon first opened its doors 8 years ago and has a flourishing clientele made up of regulars who have been coming to the salon for years. Staffed by a team of talented stylists and headed by hairdressing expert Janine Streeter, clients enjoy a professional, personal and friendly service.

We had a chat with Janine – and met the salon’s gorgeous dog Chewie who is always on hand to greet clients– to find out more about how apprenticeships work for the business.

“We have employed numerous apprentices over the years and have experienced how they can benefit your business. For example, one of our current apprentices, Emma, is helping to grow the barbering side of the business through her qualification. At the moment, it is just me who is able to offer haircuts for men, however Emma is now beginning to take on new clients to offer a full barbering service such as shaves, beard trims and shaping.

“When we hire apprentices, we look for people who are motivated, positive and upbeat, and eager to learn. Our apprentices get involved in a huge range of tasks in the salon so no day is ever the same – from greeting clients to shampooing and blow drying. We work very closely with our apprentices, so they gain one-to-one training and learn from stylists who have been in the industry for years.

“We have found the Skills Group team to be helpful and they put forward apprentices who are a good standard to benefit the salon. We will definitely keep hiring apprentices in the future!”