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17
DEC
Cameron hails apprenticeships as equal to university education Prime Minister David Cameron has laid out his vision for post-16 education by declaring he wants the majority of young people to either go on to university or train as an apprentice.   Mr Cameron’s words give even more credibility to apprenticeships as a choice for young people, saying they are equally as good as pursuing a university education. The fact is that often those who finish READ MORE
3
DEC
The LHAA announce new open days The London Hairdressing Apprenticeship Academy will open its doors to potential students during a series of open days.   The taster events will take place at all three of the LHAA academies – Borehamwood, Camden and Loughton. The open days will take place in January and February in 2016 and aim to give young people more information about their options and an insight into what an appre READ MORE
2
DEC
LHAA shines at Skills London The LHAA has enjoyed huge success at this year’s Skills London event, signing up a large number of young people for our open days. Opened by Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, on 13th November, the two-day exhibition was attended by over 45,000 visitors and gave us the chance to demonstrate the skills we teach our apprentices. The LHAA works with over 325 salons and barber shops across Herf READ MORE
27
NOV
Stuart Phillips Hairdressing celebrates another awards triumph The LHAA is delighted to announce that Stuart Phillips Hairdressing has been crowned Best Salon in London by Wealth & Finance International Magazine. This award was hotly contested by some London’s top salons and voted on by the publication’s subscribers, the majority of whom are fund managers, institutional and private investors. Stuart Phillips and his team have a stellar rep READ MORE
25
NOV
Graduate success for the LHAA class of 2015 The LHAA has honoured the achievements of over 250 apprentices and adult learners at two special graduation events held at Wella Studios, London. Students who completed their training during the 2014-15 year were joined by salon owners, VIPs and the staff representing all three of the LHAA academies in Borehamwood, Camden and Loughton for the celebrations. The first graduation was held on 20th READ MORE
26
OCT
Awards success for our salon partners! London Hairdressing Apprenticeship Academy is delighted to announce that two of our salon partners won big at the 2015 London Hair & Beauty Awards.   Firstly, the brilliant Stuart Phillips Hairdressing took home the awards for ‘Best Central London Salon’ as well as ‘Best Salon in London’. This is another magnificent achievement for Stuart and his team, who are co READ MORE
2
SEP
The LHAA Peabody Hair Project The LHAA at Camden were delighted to host 'The Hair Project' for residents of the Peabody Trust to provide them with the opportunity to showcase their creative skills in hairdressing. The four day project focused on creating glamorous red carpet looks in hairdressing and every student created a mood board to develop ideas for their final red carpet hairstyles. The final day involved a phot READ MORE
30
JUL
Camden students get their first taste of competition work Apprentice Hairdressers studying their Level 2 Apprenticeship at LHAA Camden enjoyed their first taste of competition work. The group of Apprentices were asked to create a look based on what inspires them with hairdressing and were asked to include styling techniques that they have gained so far during their training such as blow drying, setting with curlers, heated styling equipment, and dress READ MORE
7
JUL
It's Your Birthday!!! A few of the Loughton staff pose for a 3rd Birthday celebration picture.   It only seems like yesterday that the LHAA opened its Hairdressing & Barbering Academy in Loughton, Essex but three years has flown by and of course many Apprentices have come and gone over the years.  To celebrate the anniversary the LHAA has recently refurbed the academy to make sure that it remains the BE READ MORE
3
JUL
French Students at the LHAA LHAA accueille des étudiants de Lycée professionnel Joseph Wresinski, Angers, France à notre Académie à Camden   LHAA welcomes students from Lycée professionnel Joseph Wresinski from Angers, France to the LHAA Camden  – We were delighted to welcome students from France today as part of a cultural exchange visit to our Academy and it looks READ MORE
3
JUL
LHAA Visit Steiner Spa & Salon on Board Cunard's Queen Elizabeth On Tuesday 30th June Jackie Lee [Academy Manager, Borehamwood] and Leanne Clarke [Academy Manager, Camden] took 6 lucky LHAA Students to Southampton so they could sample the delights of Cunard's 6* Queen Elizabeth vessel.  The group spent the day with Janine Brown from Steiner who took the group on a tour of the ship which included the amazing Steiner Spa and Salon. Students were able to READ MORE
2
JUL
LHAA at Camden Roundhouse Students from the LHAA Camden Academy recently supported the Mayors Music Fund – The London Music Awards held at the Roundhouse on 11th June.  Laura Ballard the Academy Salon Manager & Assessor said 'It was a real blast! The students thoroughly enjoyed themselves and got stuck right in, it was a fantastic experience for all of them – and me!  It was a great eye opener READ MORE
1
JUL
The LHAA Barbering Apprenticeship... Wow!!! Students at the LHAA are really getting involved in their Barbering Level 2 Apprenticeship programme and are making great progress as you can see from the images above. Students seen here are demonstrating beard trimming, clipper work, shaping and hair colouring techniques... Lynsey Baker, the LHAA Lead Barbering Tutor said 'I am really proud of the progress the LHAA Barbering students READ MORE
30
JUN
Congrats Jackie Lee - Wella Master Colour Expert The LHAA are delighted and very proud to announce that Jackie Lee has passed the Wella Master Colour Diploma with an outstanding 98% achievement. Jackie is the Academy Manager at the LHAA Borehamwood Academy and the Head of Teaching and Learning across all three Academies. The LHAA are a Wella Colour Centre for Excellence and each of our Academies will have a Wella Master Colour expert to ensur READ MORE
22
JUN
Bushey apprentice Sarah shows she's a cut above A single mum from Bushey has shown she's got what it takes to cut it in the UK's billion pound a year hair and beauty industry by receiving a nomination for the National Apprentice of the Year Awards and achieving her dream career of becoming a hair stylist. Having overcome significant personal adversity on her quest to gain her hairdressing qualifications, twenty-four year-old Sarah La READ MORE
1
JUN
Apprentice hairdressing academy invests in the future A Loughton training salon for apprentice hairdressers, which featured on the TV show “The Only Way is Essex”, has undergone a major refurbishment in a bid to attract more new recruits into the industry and head off a looming skills shortage.   First opened three years ago in Forest Road, Loughton, The London Hairdressing Apprenticeship Academy has seen a steady rise in the numb READ MORE
21
APR
Back to Business... The Easter Eggs are all but gone and it’s back to a busy schedule to take the LHAA and its Apprentices into the summer terms and finally it does look like summer outside... During the recent academy closure week for the Easter holiday period the staff at the LHAA had a busy training schedule updating their knowledge and understanding on topics covering Equality & Diversity, Safeguardi READ MORE
21
APR
LHAA welcomes pre-election pledges on careers advice Promises made by the major political parties to provide better careers guidance for young people have been welcomed by the London Hairdressing Apprenticeship Academy (LHAA), which has warned of a looming shortage of hairdressers, as vocational routes into work continue to suffer from a poor public perception. According to the LHAA, which trains more than 500 apprentices each year from its three READ MORE
27
MAR
British Hairdressing Competition 2015 We are really proud to inform you all that we have an Apprentice from our Camden Academy who has achieved reaching the final of the British Hairdressing Competition 2015.  We have, in Yasmin Cousins, a very talented stylist and I am sure you will all wish Yasmin, Leanne and the Camden team all the best for the competition final. Yasmin will be pitting herself against seven other finalists and READ MORE
20
MAR
LHAA does Comic Relief Wow – the LHAA really got dressed up last week and celebrated Red Nose Day across its academies and raised a useful sum of cash to help raise more money for such a worthy cause. Comic Relief raised more than £78m on the day - its highest ever total for Red Nose Day. The charity fundraiser has now raised more than £1bn over its 30-year history and we are really pleased that our LH READ MORE
19
MAR
National Apprenticeship Week Now that the dust has settled on National Apprenticeship Week [NAW] the LHAA are pleased to confirm that we now have over 80 Apprenticeship vacancies from salons across, London, Hertfordshire and Essex looking for a hairdressing Apprenticeship for an immediate start. If you have a passion for hair and want to learn How to Become a Hairdresser or know someone who does we would like to hear from you READ MORE
12
MAR
Who will cut your hair if we don't get more apprentices? London academy launches drive to head off skills shortage It might be a glamorous industry worth billions of pounds per year to the economy but a shortage of trainee hairdressers in the capital has prompted a major recruitment offensive during National Apprenticeship Week (9-13 March). Launched from the Coca-Cola London Eye, the London Hairdressing Apprenticeship Academy’s campaign seek READ MORE
5
MAR
LHAA OPEN DAY Ever thought about a career in hairdressing or barbering?   This dynamic industry needs new recruits!   Our three hairdressing training academies in London, Essex and Hertfordshire are on the look out for the hairdressers and barbers of tomorrow and we are giving prospective trainees the chance to come and find out more about an apprenticeship in hairdressing. This is the industry READ MORE
9
FEB
Can I get you to vote? That's the question that was posed to apprentices at our Camden academy by the BBC's Political Editor, Nick Robinson, when he popped in on 5 February to film a news report on Voter Registration Day. Mr Robinson brought a ballot box to the training salon and invited apprentices to decide on whether or not they intended to vote. In his TV news report, watched by some 5 million viewers READ MORE
23
JAN
LHAA launches drive to head off hairdressing skills shortage PHOTO CAPTION: Launching its “100 apprentices in 100 days campaign”, LHAA Director Trevor Luker gets to work on volunteer ‘hair model’, local businessman, Stuart Brooks, under the watchful eye of Lara Kelly, Salon Manager and Assessor at LHAA’s first training academy in Borehamwood. It might be a glamorous industry worth billions of pounds per year to the economy READ MORE
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