In the salon I work with some great people,
who make the whole day fun and interesting while I am learning new
Being an apprentice allows me to meet lots of different people,
which enables me to develop my communication skills - this is
very important in hairdressing as it
involves dealing with clients on a personal level.
At College, I've had some great opportunities, such as
performing on stage at the Student Awards 2011, where I
styled three models with Lady Gaga inspired looks in front of
an audience (pictured above, right).
I really enjoy being an apprentice, and this is how my day
I'll start my day by preparing myself for work: a shower, clean,
fresh clothing, teeth cleaned and most importantly eat
I leave the house and my journey to work will take approximately 10
minutes (if the bus turns up on time). I aim to always on
time to start work, normally arriving about 15 minutes early.
I arrive at work and look in the appointment book to check if I
have any clients booked in, what time and which service. I will
prepare my work area for the client and the service that I will be
providing i.e. colouring, cutting, perming.
If I have no clients booked in I will prepare to assist other
stylists within the salon which will give me the opportunity to
continue learning new skills.
Sometimes I will get a morning break if the salon is not too busy
where I will be able to have a drink and a snack and most
importantly I can text my friends or my Mam to ask what's for
Continue to work on my own clients or assist other
If the salon is not busy I will clean the salon basin areas,
work stations, all tools and equipment, fold clean towels and get
dirty towels bagged and ready for cleaning.
Go around the staff and write a list of what they want for lunch
and go the shops to buy it.
I will continue to work as I have done in the morning, hopefully
building up my clientele.
My afternoon break
If any members of staff want to have their hair done, including me,
this is normally the time when this happens. It gives me extra
training opportunities that I must have to continue to build up my
I also get some feedback from the stylists about the
hairdressing skills I've learned.
Clean and tidy the salon making sure all electrical equipment is
switched off and unplugged from the wall, before going home!