Hairdressing apprenticeships are a fantastic way for young people, or those new to the industry, to learn the skills and techniques required for a career in hairdressing.
Apprenticeships in the hairdressing industry typically involve a combination of on-the-job training at a salon and formal education through a vocational training program.
Working under the guidance of experienced hairstylists means apprentices gain hands-on experience and knowledge, making it an invaluable path for those passionate about hairstyling and looking for a structured learning environment.
At Artelier Hair Formby, we welcome a number of apprentices to the salon frequently, enabling them to learn from our combined years of experience at a boutique, luxury salon. We instil the same practises, values and passion in our apprentices that we have, ensuring that we only deliver the highest quality, innovative hairdressing services, underpinned with passion and creativity in the most desirable, warm and welcoming environment. We invest our time and expertise to help them grow.
There has been a recent decline in available places within employed salons, which is worrying for the industry as apprenticeships play a vital role in maintaining the high standards and quality of service in the hairdressing industry while also providing a structured pathway for individuals to enter and excel in the field. There are a number or reasons why apprenticeships are crucial to the hairdressing industry. These include:
Skill Development -They providing hands-on training, allowing apprentices to learn the practical skills and techniques needed to become proficient hairstylists.
Pathway to Employment – Completing an apprenticeship often leads to a recognised qualification and can significantly improve an individual’s employability within the hairdressing industry, most often within the salon they trained at.
Industry-Relevant Knowledge – Apprenticeships combine formal education with on-the-job training, ensuring that apprentices gain a comprehensive understanding of industry standards and best practices.
Mentorship and Guidance – Working under experienced stylists allows apprentices to learn from the best in the field, benefiting from their expertise, tips, and techniques.
Adaptation to Trends – The beauty industry is dynamic and constantly evolving. Apprenticeships enable individuals to stay up-to-date with the latest trends, styles, and technologies.
Client Interaction Skills – They provide valuable experience in customer service, communication, and client interaction – crucial skills in the client-centred world of hairdressing.
Building a Diverse Workforce – Apprenticeships can help diversify the industry by providing opportunities for individuals from various backgrounds and communities.
Professionalism and Ethics – Apprenticeships instil a sense of professionalism, work ethic, and adherence to industry standards and codes of conduct.
Supporting Business Growth – Salons benefit from apprenticeships as they can mould their apprentices to meet their specific needs and work culture, potentially leading to long-term, dedicated employees.
Apprentices at Artelier instantly become part of the team and Artelier family. We have just this week welcomed a new apprentice, Tasha, who has joined us straight from school and we will support her on her new journey.
Apprentices are such an important part of the industry and we are proud to say that we help a number of young people learn, grow and be the best they can be in the industry.
If you are interested in a hairdressing career or apprenticeship, contact us today to discuss your options.
01704 83 22 77