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Hairdressing - Case Studies
Leanne is passionate about training the next generation of apprentices
Leanne Sage started her hairdressing career nine years ago as an apprentice at Henley College Coventry. She progressed from a level two to a level three apprenticeship and once she qualified Leanne had the opportunity to buy a salon at the age of 19 near her home.
Leanne says “The apprenticeship journey is really good, the staff at Henley College Coventry are very helpful and it is a great stepping stone for someone thinking about starting a hairdressing career.”
Daniel’s journey to opening his own barber shop
Henley College was recommended by Daniel Cahill’s friend who owned a barber shop in Walsgrave. He came to Henley and spoke to a tutor about a barbering level 2 apprenticeship and he has now started working in a barber shop in Nuneaton.
Daniel says “When I started I did not know anything, however the tutors were great and have helped my barbering skills as well as increasing my confidence”. He has been practicing different barbering techniques but has also been observing the other barbers to learn customer service and communication skills.
Keval’s barbering apprenticeship leads to working in family business.
Keval Gohil stayed on at 6th form but realised it wasn’t for him. Keval has always had a keen interest in hairdressing as his dad runs a barber shop and his mum has a hairdressing salon. Keval went along to Henley’s open evening to see what was available and after speaking to tutors he enrolled on the level 2 hairdressing course.
Keval says “the students and tutors were excellent and very easy to get along with. From having no experience the course has helped me learn and develop my skills and I am now putting these into practice working with clients”.
Michaela Collins hairdressing apprenticeship leads to job with Ruby Tuesdays.
Michaela Collins started on her career path with a full time level 1 Hairdressing course at Henley College Coventry after attending one of their open evenings and speaking to tutors about the course.
Alice Spragg is enjoying her career path on the level 2 Apprenticeship in Hairdressing
Alice Spragg started her level 2 Apprenticeship in Hairdressing in September 2015.
She says “I have enjoyed the first few months, I had no experience or knowledge in hairdressing but I am learning fast and picking up basic hairstyling skills.”
Henley’s hairdressing apprentice wins Paul Todd Competition
Dayle Savage is celebrating after winning the annual Paul Todd Competition held at Henley College. Dayle who is one of Henley College’s hairdressing apprentices says “my best friend was my model but I was nervous at the beginning of the competition. I was very excited when I not only won the level 3 Avant Garde category but the overall award as well! I texted my boss as I was so shocked and the trophy is now on display in the front of the salon.