How To Become A Hairdresser

Becoming a hairdresser can be an exciting and rewarding career. 

In this how to guide we show you the steps you should follow to start your journey to becoming an apprentice hairdresser.

Get A Headstart with an Internationally Recognised Qualification

To give yourself the best start to an exciting and rewarding career in hairdressing you can't go wrong with an internationally recognised apprenticeship qualification. 

Hairdressing is a very popular career path and making yourself stand out from the crowd, not only when applying for jobs but also when you are looking to attract new clients, is to make sure your skills and knowledge are of the highest standards, an apprenticeship qualification will give you just that and more.

There are many qualifications that you can gain on your journey to become a professional hair stylist, there are, VRQs, NVQs, Diplomas, Certificates but the best of all is a Hair Professional Hairdressing Apprenticeship Standard.

Developed with business owners, hairdressers and education experts the apprenticeship is the highest standard for people starting out in the industry. 

You will be taught sought after skills by experts in the field and learn not just how to cut hair, but how to excel in the workplace and support you salon with outstanding knowledge and behaviours, and put yourself in the best position to begin your career.

Find Your Apprenticeship

The first step to getting the best start in your hairdressing career is finding a salon to support you through your apprenticeship!

Browse all our vacancies here, take a look at our 4 easy steps to getting started on your apprenticeship journey or sign up to our newsletter and we will keep you in the loop for new opportunities in your area!

Once you have done this we will guide you the rest of the way. You will be supported from beginning to end.

Why choose Us To Help You Become A Hairdresser?

Kleek Apprenticeships are proud to be one of the country's top training providers for Hairdressing apprenticeships.

25 years of experience in developing hairdressers has taught us that a salon’s greatest asset will always be its people. Our apprenticeships offer outstanding training that not only teaches technical skills but prepares you for a successful career within the hair and beauty industry.

This means that you will get the highest quality training, in the best way possible, all while earning a wage. 

Why would you choose anywhere else?

Will I Get Paid?

Currently all first year apprentices will earn a minimum of £5.28 per hour, this is the 2023/24 rate.

If you are 19 or over this wage will be the minimum you are entitled to for the first year of your apprenticeship after that you will move onto the National Minimum Wage for your age.

Usually the minimum wage and the apprentices minimum wage rates are reviewed every April so, to make sure you have the most recent information visit the Governments National Minimum Wage website.

Find out more on our article on how much does an apprentice get paid.