Urban Beauty Hair Academy offers our advice on how to become a hairdresser

Urban Beauty Hair Academy offers our advice on how to become a hairdresser

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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.

Urban Beauty Hair Academy presents what to expect in a day as a hairdresser

Urban Beauty Hair Academy presents what to expect in a day as a hairdresser

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Our team at Urban Beauty Hair Academy have put together this article to highlight what our our prospective students can expect to experience during a typical day as a hairdresser. Firstly, no two days will ever be the same but we would like you to be aware of how a day can possibly pan out.

  • Getting off to a good start.

In the morning it is important to stick to a routine that gets you going. Don’t skimp on breakfast as you will need the energy for a busy day. Have that cup of coffee if it is your thing or multi-vitamin, whatever it takes to get the juices flowing.

Having a neat appearance is essential so take the time to get your look right.

Check your appointment book to familiarise yourself with your bookings in order to effectively prepare and plan your day.

  • Setting up your work area.

Depending on your position in the salon, this may include a wide variety of tasks. A salon owner will have to complete admin and managerial duties on top of that of a stylist. As a stylist your first priority is to ensure that your section is neat and tidy, with everything close to hand.

  • Your first client.

Dealing with clients is the most important aspect of your job. You have to make sure the client leaves the salon happy and relaxed. Firstly you will consult with the client. Understand what she desires for her hair and then how the skills taught at Urban Beauty Hair Academy can be applied to make her wishes true.

  • After your first client.

After your first happy client leaves, you need to get your section and the salon ready for the next client. So hair needs to be swept up and section units require being clean and wiped over. Disinfect razor and so forth. You want to your next client, and your next one after, to all experience the same level of service.

  • Keeping well stocked.

You have to be aware of your sections stock levels in regards to products typically used. You don’t want to run out in the middle of a dye treatment. Make sure you are well stocked and if you are retailing hair-care products keep tabs on these stock levels too. Urban Beauty Hair Academy will introduce you to the most essential products, but every hair stylist and salon develops their own preferences.

  • After work.

It is very important to unwind and relax after a strenuous day at the salon. Even though you’ll most likely find the job very rewarding, you need to shake of body and mental strain. A visit to the gym or other form of exercise helps. Make time for different interests and hobbies to keep the mind active and creative.

We at Urban Beauty Hair Academy believe that our qualified students will be well prepared and eager to embrace the exciting life of a hair stylist.