Hairdressing apprenticeship ESSENCE HAIR LIMITED

Apprentices learn various skills, including cutting, styling, coloring, and customer service. They work under the supervision of experienced hairdressers, gaining practical experience while also studying theory. The apprenticeship duration is generally 2 years. It's a hands-on way to enter the hairdressing gaining valuable experience.

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Closing date: 18 Jul 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

    Work days Monday to Saturday, 1 day off, 1 day in college training, inc a late evening, times between 9.30 - 5.30, 10.30 - 8.00, and 8.00 - 4.30.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    19 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

As a hairdressing apprentice, you'll take on various roles and responsibilities within a salon setting, including:

Assisting Senior Stylists:

  • Supporting experienced hairdressers with client consultations, preparation, and during hair treatments and services.

Shampooing and Conditioning:

  • Performing basic hair care tasks such as shampooing, conditioning, and scalp treatments for clients.

Styling Assistance:

  • Assisting with blow-drying, curling, straightening, and styling clients' hair according to their preferences.

Color Mixing and Application:

  • Helping to prepare hair dye formulations, applying color, highlights, and other treatments under supervision.

Cleaning and Maintenance:

  • Ensuring salon cleanliness by tidying workstations, washing and sterilizing tools, and maintaining a hygienic environment.

Client Interaction:

  • Interacting with clients in a professional and courteous manner, providing assistance, answering questions, and scheduling appointments.

Product Sales:

  • Recommending and selling hair care products to clients based on their needs and preferences.

Learning and Development:

  • Actively participating in training sessions, workshops, and educational programs to enhance skills and knowledge.

Health and Safety Compliance:

  • Adhering to salon health and safety protocols, including proper handling of chemicals, maintaining cleanliness, and following safety guidelines.

Portfolio Building:

  • Documenting your work, progress, and achievements through a portfolio of completed hairstyles, treatments, and client feedback.

By taking on these responsibilities, you'll gain valuable hands-on experience and develop the skills necessary for a successful career in hairdressing.

The training you will be getting

  • Hairdressing Professional level 2 qualification
  • 1 day per week at CHEYNES Training Ltd in Crawley, salon based 4 days

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • On completion of apprenticeship, the salon would look to progress to graduate stylist if the  buisness can accommodate. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 3+) Desired

About the employer

ESSENCE HAIR has traded for over 20 years and have generated numerous apprentices into a career in hairdressing. Essence Hair is a warm friendly salon that encourages staff to progress in there strengths and goals




Essence Hair

25 The Orchards

Haywards Heath

RH16 3TH




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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

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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