Meraki Lifestyle Salon and Spa

Meraki Lifestyle Salon and Spa

£4.81 per hour

Exeter and Surrounding Areas

A Level 2 Hairdressing Apprentice
Published: Sep 16, 2022
Ref: GL250522

Meraki Lifestyle Salon and Spa are looking for a Level 2 apprentice to join their friendly hairdressing team in Exeter. The employer is looking for someone who is enthusiastic with good social skills, who is creative, and really keen to learn.

The Apprentice’s Role

Duties will include meeting & greeting clients, offering refreshments, reception duties, which involve answering the phone and booking appointments, shampooing, conditioning, blow drying and styling hair, also colour and lightening using a range of techniques. Housekeeping duties and supporting other stylists will also be part of your day.

You will study hairdressing topics such as hair and skin testing, the effects of chemicals on hair and skin, and the principles of hair colour selection, alongside environmental and sustainable working practices. There is also the option to learn about promoting products, perming, and working with different hair types.

You will also be required to attend weekly college masterclasses to cover additional practical training, alongside structured theory sessions to enable you to cover the Level 2 Hair Professional Standard requirements.

Wages National Minimum Apprenticeship Wage is currently £4.81 per hour. Any overtime above the 40 hours per week, will be paid at the appropriate national minimum wage depending on age.

Working Hours: The successful candidate will be working 30 – 35 hours per week (5 days) between Monday – Saturday. Possible late night training session once a week.

Holiday: 28 days holiday entitlement pro rata (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 or call us on 01752 332442.

The owner of Meraki Lifestyle Salon and Spa, Hayley Williams, has worked in the Hairdressing Industry for 26 years. She became a partner in the business in 2013. Fast forward to 2022 and Hayley is delighted to now have sole ownership. The beautiful, ambient environment that has been created by the highly skilled Meraki team, proudly partnering with the leading high performance, plant based hair and skincare brand Aveda, invites you to choose from the most current and innovative Salon and Spa services.

Maintaining their status as industry leaders, the incredibly talented dual trained Aveda Stylists and therapists, are constantly evolving with ongoing education and investment in developing their skill set.

Having completed the Level 2 qualification, there will be an opportunity to work towards a Level 3 Advanced and Creative Hair Professional Standard, to further enhance your skills.

Skills Required

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

Candidates will need to be enthusiastic about training, have a creative flair and a genuine passion for the hairdressing industry. Building good relationships with clients is a vital part of a successful salon so excellent interpersonal skills are required.

Personal Qualities

Excellent communication skills and a high standards of hygiene and appearance are essential. Being a keen team player is also a requirement for any salon apprentice. You will learn how to demonstrate this consistently to ensure that you promote a positive image at all times.

Candidates will need to be enthusiastic about training, have a creative flair and a genuine passion for the Hairdressing industry. Building good relationships with clients is a vital part of a successful salon so excellent interpersonal skills are required.

Prior Qualifications

Qualifications required for this role include A/9 – E/1 in English and Maths or the equivalent, for example functional skills.

The Apprenticeship in Hairdressing includes:

  • Level 2 Hair Professional Standard
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Certified Health and Safety Course
  • Internet Safety / Safeguarding

All aspects of the qualification will be delivered on-site and you will have regular visits every 2 to 4 weeks from your designated assessor from Skills Group, who will monitor your progression throughout your apprenticeship.

As an additional qualification, Skills Group will help you achieve your Emergency First Aid and Health and Safety Certificate, along with Internet Safety and Safeguarding.

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