Education at Alexander James Hair Salons, Halesowen & Solihull

Updated: Jun 10, 2020

Are you a school leaver looking for hairdressing apprenticeships in Solihull or Halesowen? At Alexander James, we’ll help you to be among the best hairdressers in Solihull & Halesowen, Dudley!

If you are keen to swap your school books for scissors then come and chat with our hairdressing experts who deliver a special blend of in-salon work experience and education alongside college that leads towards an NVQ qualification in Hairdressing. 

NVQ in Hairdressing

The hairdressing training programme delivered at Alexander James hair salons in Halesowen & Solihull, focuses mainly on practical hairdressing skills, but we also touch on subjects such as health & safety, reception work, retailing, communication, people skills and other key subjects that are designed to aid your development within the industry.

Over your two-year hairdressing apprenticeship, you will cover all aspects of hairdressing including creative colour, precision cutting skills, colour correction work, hair extension application methods, fashion colouring, hair up’s, perming plus lots, lots more…

Our team also further their skills and knowledge with regular training sessions from top global brands including L’Oréal & Ghd & Kevin Murphy.

Get The Best Hairdressing Apprenticeship at Top Solihull Hairdressers

Education and career progression are very important to us at Alexander James and that has helped us gain a reputation as top hairdressers in the Solihull & Halesowen areas.

Your apprenticeship will begin by learning the day to day workings of the salon, where you will help to support the stylists in their roles and start to build relationships with the clientele, looking after the general running of the salon before moving on to more complex tasks.

At first, you will learn the basic skills of hairdressing such as how to shampoo the hair correctly, how to remove hair colour from the hair & scalp correctly, and reception work such as booking appointments, and taking calls.

As your confidence develops you will move on to more advanced hairdressing services such as blow-drying, colour application and basic cutting techniques. We pride ourselves on delivering a personal training programme and we will adapt and change the plan depending on your confidence, development and skills set.

Get The Best Hairdressing Training in Solihull & Halesowen at Alexander James

At Alexander James hairdressing salons in Solihull & Halesowen, we have a team of expert stylists and experienced hair colourists who will deliver practical one to one training and demos as well as theory sessions and worksheets for you to study at home.

College plays a vital role in your hairdressing education. You will attend college one day a week for theory sessions & exams. We work closely with the college to ensure you stay on track and get extra help in areas you find more difficult.

You will gain your NVQ qualification in hairdressing after having been assessed & passed on all theory & practical exams at college by a qualified NVQ assessor.

What Makes Hairdressing Apprenticeships at Alexander James Salon Different?

On average we deliver around 33 hours per month of one-to-one training which includes both practical and theory. During the training, apprentices will work on doll heads to hone their skills before moving on to complete live models in all areas of hairdressing. 

They will also sit in on quarterly in-house education sessions led by L’Oréal professional and will be offered a minimum of one external course per year.

School Leaver Apprenticeships in Hairdressing – What about job prospects?

There will be lots of opportunities to develop and progress through the ranks at our Halesowen salon once you have qualified. You will also be exposed to different areas of the industry that may interest you. The whole aim of a hairdressing apprenticeship at Alexander James hair salons in the West Midlands is to help you to be the very best hairdresser you can be, for you to love what you do and do it well.

Want to Find Out More About Hairdressing Apprenticeships at Alexander James Hair Salons, Midlands?

There is so much more we can tell you about our Hairdressing NVQ Level education so, if this all sounds interesting and appealing please email 

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