Profile of a Hairdressing Apprentice

Kara joined the James Dun’s House team in 2010, when she was just 18 years old. Since then she has worked hard to complete her training. Kara has completed her SVQ2 in hairdressing along with our in-house training program, and is about to sit her final test to become a qualified stylists at JDH. Once she has completed her final test she will become an Academy stylist, working on the salon floor with the rest of our styling team – making people look and feel fantastic.

How did you end up in your job?kara

I ended up at James Dun’s House after I worked part time in other salons previously. I really enjoyed observing the stylists working and liked building relationships with the clients.

What tips would you give to anyone who wants to be a salon assistant?

You need to be really good at team work because that is one of the most important parts of the job. You must also be willing to put a lot of effort into your training, making sure you have the right models and completed your courseowork on time, so that you can progress through the training programme. You need to be a hard worker as running a stylists list is non stop, especially as the salon has such high standards.

The best and worst parts of your job?

The best part of my job is my colleagues, working in such a friendly environment brings everyone close together and we always have fun, even though we are working hard. I also enjoy being trained in the latest up and coming hair trends so we are always up to date with the new styles. The worst part of my job is being on my feet all day. Although the job can be challenging it is also very rewarding.

What do you like best about being involved in the hair industry?

To me, the best part is making people look and feel fantastic everyday. The majority of people take a lot of pride in their hair, and if their hair looks great, then they feel great!