Published: May 05, 2017
Salon X, based in Beacon Park in Plymouth, are looking for a salon junior to join their friendly team.
The Apprentice’s Role
Duties are likely to include booking appointments, shampooing, conditioning, drying and styling hair, and mixing and applying hair colouring. 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 – 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 assessments.
Salons are becoming more reliant on technology to communicate with their clients, and to promote their salon services, styling team and latest offers, and our apprenticeship training includes an ICT element that enables learners to develop their skills to use social networks in a safe and professional way.
You will also be required to attend weekly college sessions to undertake additional training which will enhance your theory and practical elements.
Working Hours: The successful candidate will be working up to 40 hours per week between Tuesday – Saturday. There possibly may also be a night school one evening week.
Wages: £140.00 per week, based on a 40 hour week. Any overtime above the 40 hours per week, will be paid at the appropriate national minimum wage depending on age.
Holiday: 28 days holiday entitlement (including bank holidays) will be paid each year, during the course of your apprenticeship.
Salon X is Plymouth’s best-kept secret, a boutique hair and beauty salon situated just 5 minutes from Plymouth city centre.
Salon X was created by Paul Kennedy; businessman and entrepreneur. Paul recently returned from living in Dubai where he ran a successful business. In his day to day life he enjoys first class service and it is this quality of service that he has instilled at the heart of Salon X.
The Salon X team of highly skilled and experienced professional therapists and hair stylists guarantee a friendly, yet discreet experience, away from the stresses of city life.
Their wide variety of hair and make up services, HD brows, manicures, pedicures, waxing, massages and Crystal Clear Comcit facial treatment, result in outstanding beauty treatments.
Salon X have successfully recruited and trained many juniors over their time in the business they currently have apprentices with them and many of their apprentices go on to gain full time positions within the salon and remain working there to this day.
This experience enables the team to nurture and develop young talented stylists and set them up with the skills and ambition to go as far as they wish in a highly competitive industry.
Once having completed the level 2 qualification, there will be an opportunity to work towards an advanced level 3 or level 2 in barbering to further enhance your skills.
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.
High standards of hygiene and appearance and being a keen team player are essential for any salon apprentice. You will learn how to demonstrate this consistently to ensure that you promote a positive image at all times.
Qualifications required for this role include A-E in English and Maths or the equivalent, for example functional skills.
The Apprenticeship in Hairdressing includes:
Most 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.