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It is essential that you develop your communication skills to enable yourself to communicate well with clients and colleagues. You will also need a creative flare in order to develop new ideas and skills.
A good hairdresser needs to be able to keep in touch with the latest hair and fashion trends. An interest in fashion and fashion trends is vital.

So, how do you become a hairdresser, work in an exciting salon, and complete a City & Guilds qualification? There a four simple steps. . . .

1) Apply. You can apply online or by phoning your local BL Hairdressing Academy

2) Interview. You will be interviewed at your local BLHT Centre. The day will include a tour of the academy, a one to one chat with our recruitment staff, a short questionnaire and a basic literacy & numeracy assessment.

3) Salon placement. On completion of you interview, you will need to secure yourself a salon placement, this gives you the chance to explore all of the different types of salons there and choose which one best suits you. A two week trial period will then be carried out in your chosen salon to ensure this is the right decision for both yourself and the salon.

4) Induction. An induction day will be arranged for you after your successful salon trial period. The induction will include the final bits of paperwork, a run down of the units you will be studying throughout the course (including cutting, colouring, plaiting, twisting, perming ect) and you will meet your Tutor for the first time. All apprentices are paid the National Apprenticeship Wage, which is currently £3.70 per hour. A BL Hairdressing Training Learner:

-  Is aware of changing fashions and has an individual style
-  Can produce creative ideas when working with clients
   and as part of a hairdressing team
-  Has a forward thinking approach to hairdressing

-  Wants first class education and training


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