Urban Beauty Hair Academy offers our advice on how to become a hairdresser
Urban Beauty Hair Academy provides you with the tools and expertise to become a qualified hairdresser. But how exactly does one go about deciding to be a hairdresser and what is required to reach your goals? If you have a natural interest in hair and styling and love to meet people, read on.
- What does a hairdresser do?
A hairdresser cuts hair! Fortunately it’s not that simple. A hairdresser is taught at our hair academy on how to do different cuts and styles. You will also be required to colour hair and perform other treatments such as perms or straightening. Your clientele will be varied, so you will need to cut and style the fashion conscious, both male and female, also the elderly and kids. Urban Beauty Hair Academy teaches you how to style for all sorts of customers and also how best to communicate with them.
- How do I train to be a hairdresser?
Urban Beauty Hair Academy is one possible solution. The Urban Beauty Hair Academy offers three South African Qualification Authority (SAQA) Qualifications. Having met all assessment and moderation requirements and certification endorsed by the Services SETA, our students are in possession of accredited educational qualifications when they exit that will be recognised both nationally and internationally.
Once you have completed these training courses you will have the skills to be able to perform a wide variety of haircuts and styling for both men and women of all ages. You will know how to deal with clients and handle bookings as part of your reception and admin duties and also how to maintain a clean, efficient and pleasing salon. Training at our hair academy endeavours to equip you as fully as possible to be a hairdresser.
- I am qualified, what now?
Congratulations, you now have a nationally and internationally accepted qualification in hairdressing. Urban Beauty Hair Academy assists our students with work placements while studying and job opportunities after qualifying.
Starting out you have some options.
Some salons offer “rent-a-chair” opportunities, where you rent a work section from the salon to use at arranged days and hours. This way you build your client base and fill up your appointment book. You also get to keep the income from each customer you service.
You can also work for a salary at a salon. In this way you earn a set wage and work at determined hours. Most salons offer a commission structure as well.
You may also decide to be self-employed and offer your services to your customers in the comfort of their own homes. This does require some marketing and extensive travel, but can be very satisfying with good earning potential.
Urban Beauty Hair Academy is pleased to have provided you with a little introduction on how to enter the exciting world of a hairdresser. Contact our hair academy to find out more.