About the LHAA

The London Hairdressing Apprenticeship Academy (LHAA) is a dynamic and innovative vocational training organisation that specialises in high quality hairdressing training. The LHAA offers NVQs and Apprenticeships at our state of the art hairdressing academies in Borehamwood (Hertfordshire), Camden (London), Chiswick (West London), Croydon (South London) and Loughton (Essex).

Meet our Team

The benefits of learning at the LHAA

  • We find the work placement for Apprentices in salons 
  • We work with over 300 hairdressing and barbering salons 
  • We are recognised as a Wella Centre of Colour Excellence and a HABIA certified school for hairdressing 
  • LHAA have state-of-the-art hairdressing salon training facilites and high quality learning resources 
  • We have small class sizes with high quality training 

All LHAA programmes have been carefully designed to motivate young people who want to be hairdressers to be the best that they can be; 'Aspire to Achieve Excellence'. 

We offer training that is designed to deliver a real work based experience and use professional teaching staff from within the industry to ensure that the curriculum meets the needs of the modern salon environment. Our innovative Apprenticeship will also offer key employability skills such as customer service, commercial salon awareness and product sales’.

What we offer

The LHAA offer FREE Government funded Hairdressing Apprenticeship training on the Diploma for Hair Professionals (Hairdressing/Barbering) Level 2 and the Advanced Apprenticeship (NVQ Level 3 Diploma) – each level is completed within 13-18 months. All training at the LHAA takes place in one of our training Academies in Borehamwood (Hertfordshire), Camden (London), Chiswick (West London), Croydon (South London) or Loughton (Essex). 

We can support you with finding work in a hairdressing salon as we have contacts with over 300 hairdressing salons across London, Essex and Hertfordshire. All of our Academies are equipped with high tech training facilities and resources as well as a state of the art hairdressing training salon – giving real commercial hairdressing experience with the highest quality technical training provided by an exceptionally skilled team. 

Personalised learning is completed in small intimate classes providing a customised training programme for each individual Apprentice. All students will be provided with high quality learning materials that reflect current industry practice to support your training and achievement. All our Apprentices are also trained in employability skills such as customer service, communicating effectively with customers and salon product retailing. All LHAA students are allocated a personal mentor to support them through the programme both at the Academy.

Our Pledge

We offer an Apprenticeship programme for hair professionals which ensures that you meet the required hairdressing standard and that you will be fully qualified within 18 months.

Supported by an Employer Engagement Manager throughout the programme  with employability skills and with finding a job placement in an LHAA approved salon.

Personalised learning - small intimate classes with 2 hairdresser Educator/Assessors in each class.

On the LHAA hair professional Apprenticeship  programmes learners are encouraged and supported to enter national hairdressing competitions.

Training at the LHAA will take place in one of our state of the art Academies, giving real hands on experience with the highest quality technical training provided by our exceptionally skilled Educators and Art team.

You will be provided with high quality learning resources to support your training and achievement including the use of an e-portfolio.

You will be trained in additional skills to support your role at work that will put you ahead of others and enable you to “go that extra mile”, such as customer service, communicating effectively with customers, working in a team.

You will be allocated a personal mentor to support you through the programme both at the Academy and in the salon.  

We offer you the opportunity to start the Apprenticeship when you are ready accommodating enrolment throughout the year.

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