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Hair Professional Apprentice Trends Hair Studio

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to start your Hairdressing career at Trends, a 25+ year long established salon based at Kingsley Park Terrace in Northampton.

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Closing date: 30 May 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Shifts to be confirmed at the beginning of your employment within the salon.

    Total hours per week: 38.00

  • Expected duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    01 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    18 Jan 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Your duties will involve all aspects of training towards gaining the Hair Professional Apprenticeship Standard.

Hairdressers will be able to:

  • Shampoo and condition hair
  • Cut hair using a range of techniques
  • Style and finish hair to create variety of looks
  • Colour and lighten hair for ladies

Hairdressers must be able to work with all hair types ranging from straight hair to very curly, wiry hair.

They also need to be able to carry out consultations with clients, demonstrate the professionalism, values, behaviours, communication skills and safe working practices associated with their role and be able to work without supervision to a high level of precision, with exceptional client care skills.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Behaviours and communication:

  • Greet clients in a friendly manner, choose the most appropriate way of communicating with clients
  • Be helpful and courteous at all times
  • Adapt behaviours in response to each client
  • Respond promptly to clients seeking assistance
  • Establish client expectations and needs
  • Explain clearly any reasons why the client’s needs or expectations cannot be met
  • Willingly undertake wider salon duties, including reception duties where appropriate

Safe working practices:

  • Maintain effective, hygienic, and safe working methods
  • Adhere to workplace, suppliers’ or manufacturers’ instructions for the safe use of equipment, materials and products
  • Meet legal and organisational requirements
  • Maintain the client’s modesty, privacy, and comfort
  • Minimise risks of cross-infection, injury or fatigue
  • Promote environmental and sustainable working practices
  • Ensure personal hygiene and protection meets industry, organisational and local authority requirements
  • Correctly use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)


  • Creatively assess the client’s requirements
  • Examine the hair, skin, and scalp
  • Facial characteristics including face shape, skin tone, hair colour, lifestyle and suitability, conduct visual checks, and any necessary tests on the hair, skin and scalp
  • Advise clients on services or products
  • Identify the client’s hair characteristics and hair classification
  • Advise clients on hair maintenance and management

Personal qualities

  • You must demonstrate professionalism and a passion for the industry
  • Have a commitment to quality, a positive attitude, and team working
  • Work under pressure
  • Observe time management and self-management
  • Show a willingness to learn
  • Complete services in a commercially viable time and to a high standard: meet organisational and industry standards of appearance
  • Observe professional ethics

Desired qualifications

You must have achieved GCSE (or equivalent) grade 3/D or above in English and maths.

Future prospects

Once you have achieved your Hair Professional Apprenticeship Standard, there is always the opportunity of progressing onto an Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Hairdressing or in development the Senior Hair Professional Apprenticeship.

Things to consider

This role will involve standing for the majority of your working day. Due to the nature of the business you will be required to work Saturdays; you may also be required to work some late evenings within your working week.

About the employer

Trends Hair Studio is a long-established professional Hairdressing salon for ladies and gents. Based in Northampton, Trends have been styling hair for over 25 years in Northampton. All of their staff are fully trained, professional and qualified hair stylists. They offer a wide range of the latest hair cutting, hair colouring and hair styling techniques and services, all available in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Trends Hair Studio offers a full and comprehensive hair styling service. They offer a full range of modern and classic hair colouring, cutting, straightening, perming, highlighting, put ups, treatments, hair extensions and more. They also offer a full Afro-Caribbean hair service, including cutting, styling and relaxing.

Trends stock the widest range of professional hair care products available in Northampton, including: Affinage Vitaplex Biometric Hair Treatment, Moroccan Oil, Tigi Bed Head, Color Wow, Fudge, Affinage Form 3D Directional Sculpting System, Nano Weave, celebrity and Tape-In Hair Extensions, You Pro-Afro Caribbean Hair Care, Flip-In Hair Extensions, Affinage Kitoko After Care Products, Affinage Permanent Colour, Goldwell and GHD Straightening Irons.

Trends also offer a professional spray tanning service.


Trends Hair Studio



Kingsley Park Terrace



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Aston Recruitment & Training Ltd


Liz Haywood 01604 230371

One day per week at Aston's Academy in central Northampton, working towards the Intermediate Hair Professional Apprenticeship Standard; Functional Skills at Level 1/2 if applicable.

Apprenticeship standard

Hair professional

Level 2 (GCSE)

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