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Unrivalled Hairdresser Training & Expertise at Zappas Hair Academy

hairdresser training, hair salons in berkshire and hampshireWe understand that our staff are the lifeblood of Zappas which is why we invest in high quality training for new hairdressing apprentices as well as on-going training and development for all our staff.

Through hard work, dedication, external education and the development of our Zappas Training Academy, we are one of the most influential salon groups in Hampshire and Berkshire.

Our superior training has also led us to win prestigious awards including the British Hairdressing Business Awards' Training Award and the Investors in People Award.

Zappas closes for an afternoon each week to focus on staff development and training. This ensures that our staff are always trained to the highest levels and have the most in-depth technical precision cutting, colouring and styling techniques and skills.  They are also up to date with the latest products and hair trends.

Apprentice Hairdresser Training at Zappas Hair Salons & Academy

Our training course combines salon work with working towards the NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing.  Your theoretical and practical knowledge will continually be assessed by various methods throughout your training. Excellent personal presentation and motivation are crucial to your success.

The Ten Attributes Needed to Become a Successful Hairdresser

  1. Artistic flair and an interest in fashion
  2. Good communication skills
  3. Ability to be able to work as part of a team
  4. Flexible approach to work
  5. Excellent appearance
  6. A cheerful and outgoing personality
  7. Physically fit
  8. Reasonably numerate and literate
  9. A willingness to train and attend courses
  10. You want to be a hairdresser!

Twice a year Zappas' six salons hold an in-house training competition for all our trainee hairdressers to showcase everything they have learnt throughout the year.  In this video we feature the 40+ trainees who took part in a competition at the Wokingham Theatre - judged by Tigi & Bracknell & Wokingham College.

Hairdresser Training - The Course

hairdresser training, zappas hair salons hampshire and berkshireIntermediate Apprenticeship - Level 2:  Training for all apprentices will be work-based in a commercial salon, working as part of the salon team, combined with training sessions at Zappas Hairdressing Academy.  Apprentices will complete an NVQ City & Guilds Level 2 in Hairdressing which includes functional skills at Level 1 in English and Maths, learning about employment rights and responsibilities, and developing personal learning and thinking skills.

The City & Guilds NVQ in Hairdressing Level 2 covers a range of skills and relevant theoretical knowledge to prepare apprentices for entry into the hairdressing industry.  Practical work experience will be an essential part of this course with optional weekly visits to Zappas Hairdressing Academy.

Advanced Apprenticeship - Level 3:  Training for all apprentices will be work-based in a commercial salon, working as part of the salon team, combined with Zappas training sessions for the apprentices. Apprentices will complete an NVQ in Hairdressing at Level 3 which includes functional skills at Level 2 in English and Maths, learning about employment rights and responsibilities, and developing personal learning and thinking skills.

The City & Guilds NVQ in Hairdressing Level 3 is designed for NVQ Level 2 qualified hairdressers who are currently working within the industry.  Practical work experience will be an essential part of this course with optional weekly visits to Zappas Hairdressing Academy.

Apply To Become a Hairdresser or Barber at Zappas Hair Salons, Berkshire & Hampshire

If you are interested in one of our hairdressing or barbering courses, please complete the following form.  Our training academy will then contact you to arrange an interview to get to know you better. Please send us your information and we will contact you about training at our academy.

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To get in touch please email:  info@zappas.co.uk

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