Chameleon Hair Design

Chameleon Hair Design

£144.30 per week

Plymouth and Surrounding Areas

Hairdressing Apprentice
Published: Apr 04, 2021
Ref: CH984SM

Chameleons Hair and Scalp are looking for a Level 2 apprentice to join their friendly hairdressing team. They are looking for someone who is upbeat, motivated with a positive and enthusiastic approach to learning. Creativity and good social skills, are also an advantage.

The Apprentice’s Role

Throughout your apprenticeship you will be given duties such as booking appointments, shampooing, conditioning, drying and styling hair. Along with mixing and applying hair colouring.

You’ll study hairdressing topics such as hair and skin testing, the effects of chemicals on hair and skin, and the principles of hair colour selection – there’s also the option to learn about promoting products, perming, and working with different hair types.

The salon experience generally starts at the hands of the apprentice; learning the art of scalp massage will help put your client at ease and ready for their cut.

Although safe working practices underpin the success of every salon, you will learn how to combine this with creative hairdressing and barbering techniques to meet the individual requirements of your client. You will master colouring, cutting, setting and styling skills through ongoing practice sessions on models in preparation for your assessment on clients.

Working Hours: The successful candidate will be working 30 hours per week (over 5 days) between Tuesday – Saturday.

Wages: £144.30 per week, based on a 30 hour week.

Holiday: You will be entitled to 28 days holiday, including bank holidays, will be paid each year, during the course of your apprenticeship.

Contact Details: If you have any queries please contact us on either this email address apprenticeships@skillsgroupuk.com or call us on 01752 332442.

Chameleons Hair and Scalp is a unisex salon. All aspects of hairdressing for all genders and ages are catered for. They are located in Plymstock, not far from the Broadway and only 2.6 miles from Plymouth City Centre.

It was first established in 2000, in a basement 180 meters from where it is now. The owner, Teresa Wood worked as a stylist whilst teaching aspiring hairdressers to join the industry. With Teresa having an eye for talented individuals, the salon soon started to grow with young and highly-trained, stylists.

Teresa took the opportunity to expand her knowledge and studied at university to become a qualified Trichologist, and is now a Consultant Trichologist. This makes her an expert in the science of the structure, function and diseases of the human hair and scalp.
In 2019 Chameleon moved into a spacious two-story building that enabled them to create a Trichology Clinic on the first floor, as well as the hair salon situated on the ground floor.

At Chameleons they pride themselves on being a family-friendly and passionate team. In the salon, all of the stylists are qualified to at least NVQ Level 3. They also have at least one trainee who is learning to be a stylist. The stylists have regular training to enable them to stay up to date with the latest trends and styling techniques.

Past Apprentices

Chameleon Hair Design has successfully recruited and trained many apprentices, some of which have gone on to gain full-time positions within the salon and remain working there.

Once having completed your Level 2 qualification, you will have the opportunity to work towards your Level 3 to further enhance your skills.

Skills Required

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, be able to work well within a team and be able to portray a positive friendly attitude to customers at all times.

Personal Qualities

Being a team player is essential for any salon apprentice. You will need to be enthusiastic about training, have a creative flair and a genuine passion for the hairdressing industry.

Prior Qualifications

Qualifications required for this role include A-E in English and Maths or the equivalent such as functional skills.

The Apprenticeship in Hairdressing includes:

• Level 2 Hair Professional (Hairdressing / Barbering)
• Level 2 Diploma for Hair Professionals (Hairdressing / Barbering)
• Functional Skills in Maths and English

Most aspects of the qualification will be delivered on-site and you will have regular visits every 3 to 4 weeks from your designated assessor from Skills Group, who will monitor your progression throughout your apprenticeship.

As part of your apprenticeship you will be expected to attend college one day per week, where you will improve upon your knowledge and practical skills.

I just wanted to say the biggest thank you to Vanessa, my trainer. You have made my journey so much easier, I don’t know what I would have done without you. You have been amazing and helped me to achieve my qualification. You’ve guided me through every step of the way, I really appreciate it, Vanessa, you have been my rock.

Katie Shorland, Level 2 Hairdressing

I always struggled in school as I wasn’t very academic, so knew learning on the job would be a better option for me. I would find it difficult to get up for 9am but now I wake up and look forward to my day. I wanted to try a hair apprenticeship as I’ve always been interested in hairdressing, and by the end of the first week, I already loved it!

Jaimee Benson, Level 2 Hairdressing

I have developed a range of new skills through work including the technical, industry skills required for the job, to personal development such as ensuring I am always on time. The biggest change since leaving school is adjusting to the independence you gain from earning a salary. My advice to anyone thinking of doing an apprenticeship would be find what you like doing, and go for it!

Will Birch, Level 2 Bricklaying

Since starting the apprenticeship, I’ve become far more confident. In a classroom, you only interact with your classmates, but through working you develop your people skills as you interact with customers on a daily basis. At school, you are closely monitored and parented, however I am now more independent and feel grown up

Sam Collard, Level 2 Light Vehicle and Maintenance Repair

The most important thing I’ve learnt since leaving school is that there are other routes to success than just academia. I failed my GCSEs, as I never suited the school environment. Now though, I’m really enjoying my apprenticeship as I’ve discovered I learn more through hands-on practice.

Ben Freeman, Level 2 Carpentry

I would just like to thank you and your team for all the amazing work they do, you have provided me with the most invaluable experience which has helped to pave the way of my future. The work you do for young people is incredible!

Luke Kowalski, Teaching Assistant and former apprentice at Sir Robert Gefferys School