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Hair Professional Apprenticeship

Hairdressing Professionals are creative, passionate, and driven professionals.

They provide a quality service, whilst working to the highest standards and continuously developing their personal and professional skills. A Hairdressing Professional works in the hairdressing industry, which is one of the largest, most trusted and fashion forward professions. They take ownership of their work and client lists, accept responsibility, are proactive, flexible and adaptable, plan their work and time, they aim for excellence by taking exceptional pride in their work and industry.

Aireville Campus
Study Location
2 Years
depending on Level
Level 2
Qualification Level
1 day / week (term-time)
College Attendance

Entry Requirements

  • While there are no formal entry requirements for this apprenticeship, you may be required to do an Initial Assessment to ascertain your suitability for the course
  • If you do not hold a qualification in maths & English at Level 1, you will be required to pass Functional Skills in these subjects and work towards Level 2 prior to the completion of the apprenticeship
  • No other specific qualifications are required as full training will be given
  • Employment in the industry

What you will study

  • The hair and skin science behind hairdressing services
  • How to complete consultation, examine and analyse the hair, skin and scalp for hairdressing services
  • The science behind shampooing, treating, and conditioning the hair and scalp
  • The principles of colour selection and the use of the International Colour Chart (ICC)
  • The cutting methodology, techniques, tools and equipment required to create different effects
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Restyle hair to create a personalised short or medium (above the shoulder) length hair cut
  • Complete a range of hair colouring and lightening services
  • Dry and finish hair using a range of techniques
  • Apply safe, hygienic, and effective methods of working
  • Carry out wider salon duties to support the salon business (e.g. services, bookings, payments, retail, upselling and sales)
  • Carry out a consultation, examine and analyse the hair, skin and scalp and complete relevant industry tests
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing working environments and demands
  • Communicates and behaves appropriately
  • Demonstrates professionalism and a passion for the industry with a commitment to quality
  • Shows a willingness to learn

How you will study...

  • Monthly workplace visits from a Learning Development Advisor
  • College attendance 1 day per week during term time
  • 6 hrs per week ‘off the job training’ tracked
  • Portfolio building – work based evidence

What's Next?


  • Salon Supervisor
  • Salon Manager
  • Barber
  • Colour Technician/Specialist
  • Manager
  • Freelance Hair Stylist
  • Senior Stylist
To apply for an Apprenticeship, please complete the online application form and our Apprenticeship Team will contact you to arrange an interview.
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