Luxury Hair Salon Apprenticeship



Closes in 3 days (Monday 22 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 4 July 2024


Larry King Salons are luxury hair salons in London that offer a fully immersive apprenticeship, completing your NVQ Level 2 working with some of the best in the industry. You will become a Salon Assistant in one of London's leading salons and join our team to contribute to the success of our salon, team and wider brand.

Annual wage
£14,976 a year

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Hairdressing professional (level 2)
Tuesday 08:30 - 18:00 Wednesday 08:30 - 18:00 Thursday 08:30 - 18:00 (or) 10:30 - 20:00 Friday 08:30 - 18:00 (or) 10:30 - 20:00 Saturday 08:30 - 18:00 With training evenings on Tuesday and Wednesday

45 hours a week

Possible start date

Tuesday 30 July


2 Years

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

You will complete your Hairdressing Professional Level 2 apprenticeship training in house by attending weekly training sessions with our senior colour and styling team. By the end you will earn a Diploma for Hairdressing Professional, plus Functional Skills Level 1 in English and maths for those without Level 2 if required. You will also take the test for level 2 if this is the case.

Where you’ll work





An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

Hairdressing professional (level 2)

Equal to GCSE

Course contents
  • Adhere to legal and organisational requirements for the safe use of products, tools, materials and equipment.
  • Apply safe, hygienic, and effective methods of working and infection control, while completing hairdressing services.
  • Use communication and etiquette that meets industry requirements, suits and is appropriate to the organisation.
  • Maintain the client’s confidentiality and comfort (modesty, privacy) at the start and during the service.
  • Advise clients (new and regular) pre, during and after service on the maintenance of the look, complementary services and retail products available in the salon.
  • Promote yourself, your organisation, products and services via a variety of social channels.
  • Carry out wider salon duties to support the salon business (e.g. services, bookings, payments, retail, upselling and sales).
  • Use a range of products, tools, equipment used in Hairdressing services in accordance with legal organisational requirements.
  • Complete and maintain client records in accordance with legal and organisational requirements.
  • Work as part of a team to support the salon businesses.
  • Use working methods that promote environmental and sustainable working practices.
  • Carry out a consultation, examine and analyse the hair, skin and scalp and complete relevant industry tests (e.g. hair classification type and characteristics tests).
  • Identify (question/observation) any contraindications or limiting factors that are likely to affect or influence the service.
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp.
  • Dry and finish hair using a range of techniques to create a range of looks, that meets the intended shape, direction, balance and volume agreed with the client.
  • Use current setting and dressing techniques to create a range of looks that meets the intended shape, direction, balance, and volume agreed with the client.
  • Cut hair using a range of technical skills and cutting techniques to create a range of looks, considering weight distribution, cutting angles, balance and degree of graduation, and the natural growth patterns of the hair, length of the hair ( club cutting, scissor over comb, clipper over comb, texturising, freehand, thinning, layering and razor cutting).
  • Restyle hair to create a personalised short or medium (above the shoulder) length hair cut, changing the shape, length and style hair using a range of cutting techniques.
  • Complete a range of hair colouring and lightening services to change the depth and tone using current colouring techniques (e.g. freehand techniques, woven highlights or lowlights, root re-touch, half head and full head application, temporary, semi-permanent, demi- permanent, quasi-permanent, permanent colour and lighteners).
  • Evaluate the results of the service.
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


    Desirable qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English (grade 4 +)
    • Maths (grade 4 +)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


    • Communication skills
    • Customer care skills
    • Team working
    • Creative
    • Non judgemental

    About this company

    “Brilliant at working with every hair texture and style, Larry King is the place to go for those who like a luxurious experience but with a cool edge – and you’ll leave with hair to match. With a salon in Notting Hill (the other is in South Kensington), you’ll have no excuse not to visit.- British Vogue.” (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    Once completed your Larry King apprenticeship, you will become a salon assistant continuining your training following one desired pathway - either colour, or cutting and styling. 

    After completing your NVQ, there is an oportunity to train either as a Salon Assistant following a pathway in either colour, or cutting and styling. When you reach certain levels of training, you can begin day training on the salon floor to prepare you for life as a qualfied Larry King Hairdresser. This is not guaranteed, but is likely if you put in the effort and training needed. 

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Katelyn Demaine


    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000261666.

    Apply now

    Closes in 3 days (Monday 22 July at 11:59pm)

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