Is it time to Spring clean your life?

Find out about the changes you could make this spring! 

It’s the first official week of Spring but it’s still grey, cold and rainy outside. Still, if you’re anything like us, you’ll be feeling a lot better about those murky skies than you did seven days ago because, despite how miserable it looks on the other side of the window, we know that Spring is finally here, and the year can really get started now. So, are you ready to shrug off the winter blues and reach your potential?

It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for your first job, are in-between jobs, or if you’re unhappy in your current job and looking for something else to do - taking the leap into the unknown is always daunting. But if you’ve got a passion for hairdressing or barbering, enrolling with the LHAA will be the leap that positively changes your life forever. And here’s why.

Investing in you

There’s a reason why people always say, ‘life’s too short’ and the truth is that they’re right. But, without getting on a downer here, have you noticed how most of the people who tell you ‘life’s too short’ usually have their own regrets about not taking the opportunities that were once in front of them? Yes, following your dream can be a massive decision and there’ll always be friends and relatives who’ll warn you to think twice and play things safe instead of taking your chance in the big wide world. But do you really want to look back in 5, 10 or 30 years and wish you’d had the courage to follow your dreams today? If you want to be a hairdresser or barber, there’s already a creativity inside you that won’t go away. So, don’t look at a career in hairdressing as taking a risk, think about it as investing in yourself.

When you’re an apprentice at the LHAA, we appreciate the choices (and sometimes sacrifices) you’ve had to make to train with us. That’s why we – and our salon partners – are as committed in investing in you as you are committed in investing in yourself. It’s also a big reason why we’re not interested in your academic qualifications. We just want to know that becoming the best hairdresser or barber possible is what you really, deep down in the heart of you, need to do. If you’ve got the drive and the energy to work hard and succeed, we’ll give you all the tools you need to make your new career sensational.

A career for life

Let’s think about that phrase we used a couple of paragraphs ago, the one about ‘don’t look at a career in hairdressing as a risk.’ There’s another reason that’s important because, as risks go, hairdressing and barbering are two of the least risky careers you could ever get into. Take a look at your local town or city – how many hairdressing salons are there? How many freelance hairdressers are working from home, or working mobile? We bet there are tons of them - and that’s because hairdressing and barbering is one of the very few industries that’s future-proofed! People will always need to get their hair cut. They’ll always want to look and feel fabulous. With the skills we teach you, and the ‘can do’ attitude we know you already possess, you’ll always have a career you can count on and customers who will walk happily through your door. And if you don’t want to work in a salon, you could set up by yourself, explore hundreds of other hair and fashion related opportunities, or take your skills travelling! And while other people are worried about robots stealing their jobs, we’re pretty certain that very few people will ever queue up to let C-3PO give them a bob! Just glance through our blog pages and you’ll realise that a career in hairdressing isn’t a risk, it’s a career for life.

Happiness

Hairdressing is always on the list of the world’s happiest careers. In fact, most of the time, it’s either right at the top or in second or third place. Why is that? It’s certainly not because hairdressers have regretted taking the leap to follow their dream! It’s because very few careers are as rewarding or as sociable – not just for you, but for your clients as well.

Think about it. As a hairdresser you’re using the skills we teach you to make your customers look and feel as good as it’s possible to be. So not only have your talents got an outlet and your abilities are being recognised, you’re making a positive contribution to someone else’s world. Just as importantly, your clients, colleagues, employers or employees will see for themselves the valuable difference you’re making every day. How many other jobs offer that kind of universal satisfaction?

So, if you’re feeling as if the change in seasons is making you want to change up life, don’t wait for summer, don’t think about it until autumn, and don’t go into next winter with that nagging feeling that life’s too short but you let your chance to shine pass you by for another year. Just give us a call or drop us an email and we promise to make this a spring clean you’ll never regret!

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