Advanced and Creative Hair Professionals are creative, passionate, and driven professionals who work without supervision, managing themselves and others when required. They provide a quality service, whilst working to the highest standards and continuously developing their personal and professional skills. They take ownership of their work and client lists, accept responsibility, are proactive, flexible and adaptable, plan their work and time, they aim for excellence by taking exceptional pride in their work and industry. They are highly skilled and experienced individual professionals who deliver hair fashion forward trends, which are innovative styles inspired by current images and their own creativity, individual flair, imagination and interpretation.
The apprenticeship has been designed to enhance and develop basic hairdressing skills, enabling the apprentice to become a recognised advanced and creative hair professional. The most important part of the role is developing fantastic ‘Hairdressing’ skills and knowledge such as recognising customer needs. Knowing how to match them to the products and services of the business and working as part of a team to ensure that every customer, whether they are having a cut or colour, will receive fantastic service.
Apprentices must have access to real work which is valid and productive, providing opportunities to develop, practice and evidence knowledge and skills that have been learned. The employer is expected to provide and support the opportunity for off-the-job training for a minimum 20% of the apprentices working time. Defined as technical and knowledge development, this type of learning is undertaken outside of the normal day-to-day working environment. It can include activities such as; online learning, mentoring, role play, attendance to competitions and events, or revision and assignments set as homework.