Hairdressing Apprenticeship Friends Hair Design

We are looking for a Hair Professional Apprentice for our busy salon in Harpenden to learn the skills to become a Hairdressing Professional. You will carry out salon assistant duties whilst learning working behaviours, consultation/client care, shampoo and conditioning, style and setting up hair, cut and colour hair, with weekly in-house training.

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Closing date: 20 Jan 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual 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

    Monday to Saturday times will vary. Day off in week to be agreed at interview. Exact shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    26 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    19 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Training to become a stylist within the salon
  • Assisting stylists with clients by shampooing, mixing colours
  • Meeting clients offering refreshments
  • Keeping the salon clean
  • Making sure towels are washed and fresh
  • Day to day duties of a busy salon

The training you will be getting

  • You will work towards your Level 2 Hair Professional Apprenticeship Standard: Level 2 Diploma for Hair Professionals (Hairdressing), weekly in-house training, Functional Skills offered if required
  • You could also be offered the opportunity to attend the Tony & Guy academy and the Wella academy as part of your training
  • Receiving regular visits from your tutor throughout the apprenticeship

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Upon completion of the apprenticeship, a stylist position within the salon is not guaranteed

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Team working, Time Management, Friendly


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

About the employer

Friends Hair Design has been a part of Harpenden’s high street for more than 40 years, and Paul joined the team in 1993. In 2005 he took ownership of the salon with his husband and business partner Mark, and together they have built the business along side our strong team of stylists. Teaming up with Label.m and Wella we continually work together on education and both Paul and Alice have achieved the Wella colour master expert status.


Friends Hair Design






paul geary

01582 712297

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Paul Geary


Apprenticeship standard

Hairdressing professional

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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