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Revealed: The Truth About Hiring An Apprentice

Sarah Oglesby - October 10, 2018 Hairdressing Education, Salon & Business Advice

Revealed: The Truth About Hiring An Apprentice

If you’re thinking about appointing a hairdressing or barbering apprentice, it’s likely that your intentions are good.

Perhaps you’re looking for ways to nurture and develop talent?
Maybe you’re getting fed up of high staff turnover and you’re looking for ways to boost loyalty and retain team members?
It could be that you’re trying to boost efficiency and improve customer service by ensuring that your team share your values?
Or you want to grow your business and develop a reputation as a centre of excellence? – read more

5 Lifelong Learning Tips for Hairdressers and Barbers

Sarah Oglesby - September 29, 2018 Hairdressing Education, Salon & Business Advice

5 Lifelong Learning Tips for Hairdressers and Barbers

Are you a self-motivated hairdresser or barber with the commitment and determination to excel at your craft? Then you’re probably already very much part of the lifelong learning club. And with the proliferation of online learning options that exist in today’s digital world, it’s no surprise that many of you are taking your training into your own hands. After all, it’s both cost-effective and flexible.

But being an independent learner has its perils. Follow our 5 tips to ensure that you’re learning effectively and that you don’t pick up bad habits or flawed techniques – read more

6 Tips for Running a Successful Salon Apprenticeship Scheme

Sarah Oglesby - September 11, 2018 Hairdressing Education, Salon & Business Advice

6 Tips for Running a Successful Salon Apprenticeship Scheme

If you’re committed to investing in the future of hairdressing and barbering – and interested in nurturing new talent to bring fresh ideas to your salon – running an apprenticeship scheme can be incredibly rewarding and beneficial.

However, the process is also fraught with uncertainties. Not only is there always the looming possibility that you’ll take the time to train and develop an individual, only for them to abandon your salon once they’re qualified. There’s also a financial risk attached

Notwithstanding the government’s ‘grab a grand’ scheme for apprentices aged 16 to 18, you’re either obliged to pay the apprenticeship levy (if your pay bill is over £3 million) or 10% of the cost of training your apprentice, which works out at around £900 – read more

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