Hairdressing Apprentice, Peterborough

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Melanie Richard’s Hair & Beauty is an independent, family-run business offering top quality haircuts, hair colouring, colour correction, extensions and hair smoothing services. In 2019 the business expanded to include a large beauty salon offering the full Elemis beauty range, nail services, plus additional space for hairdressing.

This year we have extended onto the 3rd floor with Salon Owner Melanie becoming an Evo Ambassador – making your in salon training & career progression even better! 

Melanie Richard’s prides itself on the level of service offered to customers and has been awarded the Great Lengths Gold Salon Status, the only salon with this recognition within a 40-mile radius of Peterborough.

Apprentice Role

You are employed in a full-time position within the salon which provides you with an excellent opportunity to start work as an apprentice hairdresser and to earn as you learn. You will work a maximum of 40 hours each week. A typical working week will be five days including Saturday.

Your main focus in the salon is to work with managers and hairdressers to provide high quality service and support for clients visiting the salon.

During your employment, you will also be working and studying towards a Level 2 Hair Diploma for Hair Professionals. Off-the job training will be a minimum of 8 hours delivered by our in-salon trainers. No need to go to college.

Specifics of the role

Your main salon duties will include:

▪ Acting as an ambassador of the salon at all times
▪ Maintaining a suitably fashionable personal image
▪ Being available for work during all scheduled hours
▪ Helping to prepare the salon to receive clients
▪ Smiling and always appearing happy at work
▪ Welcoming clients and visitors to the salon
▪ Being helpful and respectful to clients and colleagues
▪ Undertaking all reasonable tasks allocated to you
▪ Helping to provide refreshments to clients and visitors
▪ Gowning up and preparing clients prior to treatment
▪ Shampooing and applying conditioner treatments
▪ Blow drying hair under supervision when requested
▪ Preparing equipment and materials for hairdressers use
▪ Re-filling stocks of frequently used materials
▪ Helping to maintain a safe working environment
▪ Tidying up and maintaining the image of the salon
▪ Fully endorsing the products and services of the salon
▪ Participating in periodic work performance reviews
▪ Assisting in the general security of the salon

Your main training duties will include:

▪ Attending all scheduled training sessions
▪ Following instructions and learning each new subject
▪ Providing suitable training models when requested
▪ Completing all project work and tests set by trainers
▪ Keeping safe all records of assessment
▪ Participating in periodic formal training reviews
▪ Sharing your progress with your employer and salon colleagues
▪ ▪ Attending special salon, and other, events as requested

Essentials for the role

Ideally, you will have had a Saturday job in a salon or undertaken work experience so you will have a basic understanding of how a hairdressing salon operates. You will be outgoing and have a ready smile and show interest in talking and listening to people of all ages. You will also be self-motivated and keen to learn new skills and ideas. You will be interested in fashion and have a positive attitude and contribute to the salon environment. You also will be punctual, show good attention to detail and you will be consistent in following procedures and instructions.


Further opportunities will be offered which will include additional training. The company has every intention to invest in your future in order for you to become a valuable long-term member of the team.

Is this you?

I love being part of a team and the variation of work every day. The training grows my confidence especially when I create a hairstyle for someone. Learning the salon procedures enables me to easily assist the team to create great hair & happy clients. I’m motivated by knowing that when I qualify I will be creating great hair too.