Aspire to Achieve Excellence
Feel like a new hair colour? The LHAA tells you everything you need to know!
Changing our hair colour is easy, and it is something more and more of us are doing every year. Whether it’s giving those highlights a simple touch-up, energising your tired locks by dyeing them a slightly different shade, or rocking your look with a full-on multi-coloured explosion, modern hair dyes are as limitless as your imagination. But how much do we know about the process and science
The U.K. Decided to leave the EU. A message from David Cameron.
The country has just taken part in a giant democratic exercise, perhaps the biggest in our history. Over 33 million people from England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Gibraltar, have all had their say. We should be proud of the fact that in these islands, we trust the people with these big decisions. We not only have a parliamentary democracy but on questions about the arrangements for
Want to open your own salon? The LHAA says "Go for it"!
There has never been a more exciting time to enter the hair and beauty industry. According to the London Hairdressing Apprenticeship Academy (LHAA), there are over 55,000 businesses in the hair and beauty sector in the UK alone, employing more than 245,000 staff. The result is a combined annual turnover of £6 billion every year – an impressive 1% of the UK's total economy.
Loughton Academy Manager achieves Wella Master Colour Award
Shen Daniell, Academy Manager at the LHAA Loughton recently achieved her Wella Master Colour Award and was presented with her Diploma certificate to mark this fantastic achievement at the Wella graduation ceremony held in London tonight.
Shen, looking resplendent in a black cocktail dress, and pictured centre in the images said 'I am delighted to have achieved such a prestigious award - I e
LHAA Supports St Wilfred's Hospice
The LHAA staff, students and clients at our Camden Academy throughout May are helping to raise money to support the work of St Wilfred’s Hospice based in Chichester.
Laura Ballard, Salon Manager at Camden who is leading the charity drive said ‘St Wilfred's Hospice exists purely on charity donations. They are wonderful people who give dignity and care to patients at the end
Vevo visit the LHAA
On Wednesday the 27th of April the London Hairdressing Apprenticeship Academy had a visit from the producers and crew at Vevo UK.
Vevo visited our Camden academy to film a promotional video about Little Mix’s new music video “Hair”. Whilst at the academy the camera crew interviewed our hairdressing and barbering apprentices and clients and asked them, their views on the mu
Bridal hair - is your salon making the grade?
Bridal hair is arguably one of the most important revenue sources a salon can rely on. But getting the service right can be a struggle.
This is not an average appointment, but the most important salon experience of any bride’s life – and that’s a lot of pressure. So salons are being advised to look at a management strategy for the bridal hair service, designed to ensure
The bad news about Internships
According to a recent report, ‘Landing an internship has become way more important and complex than anyone’s acknowledging.’
Jeffrey J. Selingo, author of ‘There Is Life After College’, says that over the decades “the rules about hiring changed. internships are increasingly the only [his italics] way for new applicants to get in the door at some companies.&rd
Happy Birthday Maam...
All the Staff and Learners at the LHAA would like to wish Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II heartfelt congratulations today as she celebrates her 90th Birthday.
To mark this wonderful occasion each of the LHAA Academies will be joining in the celebrations by sharing in birthday cakes and reflecting on her reign as the longest serving monarch. We are also reminded that Her Majesty continues to mainta
Apprenticeships offer hope to those stuck in the 'inequality trap'
A new report by The House of Lords’ Committee on Social Mobility has drawn some frightening conclusions about the ‘inequality trap’ suffered by thousands of school leavers.
The committee found that the current school curriculum focuses too much on ‘academic pathways’ like University, to the detriment of those who won’t be going on into traditional higher educ
NHF survey challenges uniform thinking
A recent poll conducted by the National Hairdressers’ Federation quizzed its members about the merits (or otherwise) of a staff uniform - and unexpectedly stirred up some heated debate and major differences of opinion.
Of the more than 330 members who responded, 32% said that everyone in their salon/barbershop had to wear the same clothes in the same style (usually trousers and tunics) wh