Published: Apr 04, 2021
The Apprentice’s Role
Chameleon Hair Design are looking to take on a hairdressing apprentice to join their team in Plymstock.
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: Working hours will be 40 per week, Tuesday – Saturday. You will also be required to work a late night one day a week.
Wages: £172.00 per week, based on a 40 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01752 332442.
Chameleon Hair Design are a local hair salon based in Plymstock. They are a small salon but pride themselves on their attention to detail and offering a unique tailored experience for each client.
They strongly believe in the company’s ethos of delivering the best customer journey, with the most up to date and creative services in a relaxed but professional atmosphere. The salon has been established for over 15 years now and have stylists from the well trained to apprentices that are undergoing their qualifications.
The salon also offers extensive range of the latest styling equipment and products this includes award winning Schwarzkopf , Brazilian Blow out and Goldwell.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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
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.
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!