There are two distinctly different job roles within this occupational profile: Hairdresser and Barber.
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 and men.
Barbers will be able to shampoo and condition hair, cut hair using barbering techniques, style and finish hair, cut facial hair into shape and provide shaving services for men. Hairdressers and barbers must be able to work with all hair types ranging from straight hair to very curly, wiry hair.
Both 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.
A basic apprenticeship is the ideal way to enter the hairdressing profession. Options can be tailored to suit your needs, for example if you’re already working as a hairdresser, you could develop your skills to become a senior stylist.
The apprenticeship will last between 12 and 22 months.
You must be employed in a salon for a minimum of 30 hours per week. Applicants should have a good understanding of maths and English.
During your apprenticeship you will learn:
You are also required to take a number of optional units which may include: