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04 Apr 2018
  • Jobs/Apprenticeships
Chamber Hair and Beauty Academy Apprentice Lois Richardson is advancing in her role at Eden Hair Salon, Haydock having joined the team as an Apprentice.

From a young age Lois and her mum visited local hair salon Eden’s to have their hair cut and styled by salon owner Alison Eden.

With links to St Helens Chamber, having received support to start her first hair salon, Alison decided to take on an Apprentice from the Chamber Hair and Beauty Academy.

Alison commented: “I’ve always had ties with the Chamber having had support setting up my very first hair salon in Sutton, which was also called Eden.

“I’ve always hired Apprentices since my very first salon as I started out as one myself.

“I think Apprenticeships are a brilliant thing for young people to do. They get a lot more hands on experience than they would get going down the college route and can complete their training a lot quicker.

“Lois is getting some great experience, she’s very advanced and is on track to finish her Apprenticeship sooner than she should.”

Hairdressing trainees complete four weeks training at the Chamber Hair and Beauty Academy, a purpose-built training academy located in St Helens town centre.

Following on from the initial training stage, trainees are job matched with local hair salons for work placements before moving on to full-time Apprenticeship positions.

Hairdressing trainee Lois Richardson, said: “I was walking passed Starting Point and saw the hairdressing course advertised and decided to enrol.

“I’m enjoying my Apprenticeship at Eden Hair Salon. It’s close to home so I am getting a lot of models to work on with friends and family happy to come in and let me work on their hair, while I train.

“I’d definitely recommend the course to others looking to get into hairdressing. The Chamber Hair Salon is a very friendly environment and the tutors Terri and Lynn are lovely.

“Because the class sizes are small you can get a lot more one to one support and can really get stuck in.”

For more information about the Chamber Hair and Beauty Academy and the courses and Apprenticeships available contact Starting Point on 01744 698800, email info@thestartingpoint.org or visit our website www.sthelenschamber.com/hairacademy.
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