Success Stories: Emma Hiscox, Level 3 Barbering Apprentice

If you dream big and work hard, you can make anything happen – this is certainly true of our Barbering Apprentice Emma.

Whilst studying at Skills Group, Emma has become a motivated and ambitious young woman with big dreams to travel the world as a Hairdresser and Barber. We caught up with Emma to find out more…

“I always knew I wanted to choose hairdressing as a career, I decided that an apprenticeship was the best route to gain both practical experience and qualifications.

I wanted to study within a salon environment rather than going to college as I knew I would learn more from a real life “hands-on” salon environment. I saw an advert on Facebook promoting the apprenticeship with Skills Group at Heavenly Scissors and haven’t looked back!”

Emma started as a Hairdressing apprentice in 2016, after successfully completing her Level 2 she has progressed onto Level 3 Barbering.

“I wanted to advance my knowledge in barbering so I have a more rounded set of skills. It’s really interesting and I have learnt so many new techniques already. I’ve recently mastered wet shaves, which was a little bit scary at first but I am more confident at doing them now”.

Zoe Scarff, Hairdressing Assessor at Skills Group says, “Emma is an excellent learner and has excelled in her theory exams. She is making excellent progress within her practical where she has completed wet shaves, gent’s cuts and facial hair grooming, I feel she will make a great Barber as she accepts and embraces every challenge I set her.”

Emma continues, “Once I complete my Barbering apprenticeship, I would like to stay on at Heavenly Scissors as a Junior Stylist to advance my skills and then perhaps get some experience working at a Barbers shop too. However, my big dream is to work on a cruise ship as a Hairdresser and Barber. I have already been researching it, and it’s definitely where I see myself – travelling the world, doing a job I love and getting paid for it!”

Emma certainly has the passion and determination to succeed in her dream and we wish her the very best of luck for all of her future adventures!