Apprenticeship in Professional Hairdressing
The Hairdressing Apprenticeship Consortia Steering group are proud to announce that the National Professional Hairdressing Apprenticeship is currently in development. As part of the development process we are seeking input from industry professionals.
Throughout this process we will be asking you for your opinion. It is important as industry professionals that you have your voice heard in order to develop a program that reflects the needs of the industry.
The consortia steering made up of the following groups;
• Apprentice Sub Committee representative
• Hairdressing Council of Ireland
• Synergy Hair Group
• Irish Hairdressers Federation
• Peter Mark
• Image L & D and Image Skillnet
• Limerick and Clare Education Training Board.
• Education Training Board of Ireland
The Hairdressing Occupational Profile serves to clarify what the qualified apprentice should know and be able to do. Therefor we would ask that you read the following Occupational Skills profile and answer the very short survey of 3 questions which should take no more than 5 minutes in total.
The Survey can be viewed HERE
Title: Professional Hairdressing
NFQ Level: Level 6
Duration 3 Years
Typical tasks & responsibilities: Hairdressers will be able to
• Shampoo and condition hair,
• Cut hair using a range of techniques, style and finish hair to create variety of looks,
• Colour and lighten hair for clients They are required to
• Carry out consultations with clients
• Demonstrate the professionalism, values, behaviours,
• Communication skills and safe working practices associated with their role
• Work without supervision to a high level of precision, with exceptional client care skills
Knowledge – What is required
Equipment Understanding of the use and application of hairdressing equipment whilst adhering to health, safety and legal requirements
Scientific Principles: The hair stylist will be knowledgeable in the science and theory of hairdressing supporting all the practical skills required by the hairdresser. They will understand the different types of cosmetic and technical products and their uses.
Customer Service: The hair stylist should greet clients in a friendly manner and be courteous at all times. They should respond promptly to clients seeking assistance and establish client expectations.
Consultation: The hair stylist should creatively assess the clients needs; examine the hair, skin and scalp and advise clients on hair maintenance. A hair stylist must be proficient in communication techniques and client consultation to include listening skills, speaking correctly, and non-technical and body language in all aspects of hairdressing.
Business A hair stylist must have the ability to stock control, time management, awareness of appointment system, ICT and Social Media.