Hair Professional Apprentice STYLE LOUNGE (NORTHAMPTON) LTD

The Style Lounge are looking to recruit a new apprentice for their well-established salon brand in Northamptonshire. You will shampoo, condition, and treat the hair and scalp, amongst other duties.

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Closing date: 04 Dec 2023

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

    Opening hours: Monday: Closed Tuesday: 9am–3pm Wednesday: 9am–8pm Thursday: 9am–8pm Friday: 9am–6pm Saturday: 9am–4pm Sunday: Closed. Shifts to be arranged between these hours.

    Total hours per week: 38.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Dec 2023

  • Date posted

    11 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Duties will include (but will not be limited to):

  • 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 and 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

The training you will be getting

One day per week at Aston's Academy in central Northampton, working towards the Hair Professional Apprenticeship Standard level 2 which includes:

  • Functional Skills at Level 1/2 if applicable
  • Level 2 Diploma for Hair Professionals (Hairdressing)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • 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

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4-5) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4-5) Desired

Things to consider

This role will involve being on your feet 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

Style Lounge is an established, contemporary hairdressers in Northampton, offering first-class hair styling in an enviable location. Lead Stylist Paul Hodgson and his team have built a reputation for excellent customer service. You are ensured a warm and friendly welcome from our talented stylists. We use only the finest, professional quality haircare products, such as Wella, Matrix and Cloud 9 and can offer styling advice on which products are the best for your hair. We pride ourselves on our colouring expertise and one of our stylists are always on hand to offer ideas or advice on your next style. Based in a secluded location in the historic former Barratts Shoe Factory, the salon is a relaxing environment - spacious and elegant - a chilled haven to unwind with a drink and discuss your new cut with a stylist. The huge car park is free and only a few minutes from the centre of Northampton. We welcome male and female clients - and also children and families - so pop in to see the salon for yourself and discover Northampton's best kept secret in hairdressing.








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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


Courtney Bishop

01604 230371

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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