Meet the apprentice – Zac from Kink Hair
We talk to LHAA apprentice Zac McCormack about his apprenticeship at Kink Hair, working alongside the great Theo Silveston.
Everyone has a passion and love in a certain area of work. Many people with a strong passion and love for a certain area of work pursue their dreams by training to work in that area. If you have a strong passion and love hair and beauty then hairdressing might just be the right career choice for you. If you’ve had a passion for hairdressing at a young age or started an interest later in life, it’s never too late to train for the job of your dreams. At the London Hairdressing Apprenticeship Academy we offer 4 different Apprenticeship Courses for all different types of learners of different ages. As London’s top Hairdressing Apprenticeship Academy, we can provide you with the highest quality training to become a successful hairdresser. To book or place at one of our open days click here. If you require motivation to become a hairdresser, then look no further as we have provided you with four great reasons to consider a career in hairdressing.
No matter where you go in the world, people will always require a hairdresser and the demand will always be high. This means you’ll have the opportunity to use your knowledge wherever in the world you may choose to work and you will not struggle to find a job as a hairdresser. Working abroad will also help you to learn about different hairdressing trends and how hairdressing works abroad. But don’t worry if you don’t wish to travel, there is still plenty of demand and hairdressing opportunities here in the UK. As a qualified hairdresser, you are also very secure in your job, especially as you gain more and more experience. No matter how tough the world is economically, people will always need to get their hair cut. By keeping up with trends, keeping on training and gaining the trust of your customers, your pretty much always guaranteed a job!
One massive perk of becoming a hairdresser is the social interaction. Working in a hairdressers introduces you to new people pretty much every single day and helps you to grow your network by building great relationships with your customers. By meeting new customers and providing with them with excellent service, it helps your network to grow by being recommended around your area and helping you to become more and more. Interacting with people also is a great way to improve your interpersonal skills. People with strong interpersonal skills often are more successful in both their professional and personal lives. Being a hairdresser helps you to be able to communicate with all sorts of people and learn about different peoples lives. To learn more about the importance of interpersonal skills then check out this article on Skills You Need, click here to access the article.
Quite commonly as a hairdresser, people will be requesting a specific straight forward hairstyle and not a wacky or wild style. Despite that there is more than enough space to add creativity to the style that is requested. On top of that, trends are always changing and people request a whole variety of haircuts. It’s very unlikely that two customers will be requesting the same haircut on the same day. Having your own take and being creative with popular trends is also a great way to be creative and have the most fun as possible at works. If you wish to look at the top 5 hairdressing trends that we have predicted for 2019, click here (Link to blog post when uploaded). Starting your own trends is also a great way of gaining popularity and customers.
Starting your own business as a hairdresser is also common and a great business to start up. Opening your own hairdressers is a great way to make a name for yourself as a hairdresser. By being unique and standing out on the high street with your high quality services can also make you a very successful entrepreneur. Take a look at this guide to becoming a successful entrepreneur by the British Library by clicking here! Starting a business also gives you the flexibility to work when you want and how you want. However, not all hairdressers have to work in a salon, you can start your own business as a mobile hairdresser and travel from house to house. This is an option which gives you a lot more freedom and time.
Here at the London Hairdressing Apprenticeship Academy, we can provide you with the highest quality training to become a successful hairdresser. We also offer barbering apprenticeships and courses for all ages. We are situated in 5 different locations across London and Hertfordshire. Between January and June we are hosting 6 different open days where are training staff can support you to find the course that’s right for you. To book a place at one of our open days, click here.