Barber shops, hair and beauty salons and nail bars are in the top 10 most popular business start-ups. The industry offers vast opportunities for self-employment, progression, international travel and flexible working. A flair for business is just as important as creativity, as are ‘people’ skills such as confidence, communication and empathy. You can use your skills and imagination to improve someone’s life, whether it’s by making them feel good about themselves, solving a problem, or simply just having someone to talk to.
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This qualification has been specifically designed for people who will develop the knowledge and skills to prepare learners for employment as a junior men’s hairdresser. This qualification includes all the required elements to work effectively as a junior men’s hairdresser including: health and safety; client consultation; shampoo and conditioning hair; the research unit – working in the hair industry; basic cutting including facial hair and styling men’s hair . These units are all mandatory. Learners will also develop their understanding and skills by selecting a number of optional specialist units which include: reception duties; providing scalp massage services; promoting products and services to clients; and colouring hair.
This qualification has been specifically designed and builds on existing knowledge and understanding of barbering and will develop an enhanced repertoire of technical skills to prepare learners for employment as a senior men’s hairdresser. Learners will have their barbering skills assessed in a real or realistic working environment.
This qualification includes all of the required elements to work effectively as an advanced men’s hairdresser including: health and safety; client consultation; advanced cutting and; selling products and services to clients. These units are all mandatory.
Learners who complete this qualification are eligible to become a State Registered Barber (SRB) with The Hairdressing Council. This is the ideal course to pursue a career as a men’s hairdresser in a variety of contexts, including commercial barbershops, self-employment, product manufacturing and training, TV, film theatre and media, Armed Services, HM Prison Service, and many more. Learners should hold a Level 2 qualification in barbering prior to undertaking this qualification.
31.1% of the hair and beauty industry are aged 16-24.