20 Jun 2019
Lillie Hill, Hairdressing Apprentice at Amie’s Hair and Beauty is thriving in her new role. Having trained at The Chamber Hair Academy while completing a Fast Track to Apprenticeships course, her skills are developing fast!
Before coming to The Chamber Hair Academy, Lillie studied at Sixth Form, but always had the desire to go into Hairdressing.
Lillie explained: “I went to sixth form and did Maths, business and graphics before I started the Fast Track to Apprenticeships course.
“I always wanted to work in Hairdressing, when I was younger I had a Saturday job in a hairdressers which started off my interest. I’ve always loved doing family and friends hair and I realised I could do this as a career.”
Lillie saw the Fast Track to Apprenticeships course online and decided to find out more about the Hairdressing training on offer. When she started Lillie settled in well and enjoyed the support and training from the tutors.
“I loved the Hair and Beauty Academy, I had a lot of one to one time with the tutors as the class sizes are kept small so I was able to work on and perfect my techniques which was really good.”
Not only did she learn practical hairdressing skills, Lillie worked on her own confidence and general employability skills.
Lille commented: “The Fast Track course boosted my confidence – I’d never have been able to just go up to someone and chat to someone I don’t know before, which in this job you have to do a lot! But, the course helped me feel more confident and I’m comfortable talking to people now.”
Working in Amie’s Hair and Beauty Lounge, Lillie is able to learn from experienced stylists and can benefit from the support of her employer, Amie Mather.
Lillie explained: “In my job at the salon I greet customers, answer phones, take appointments and make tea and coffee for clients. I also do the conditioning treatments and shadow stylists to help me learn.
“I’ve also been able to create styles on clients too, which is great for building my experience and confidence.”
Lillie has become an asset to the team at Amie’s Hair and Beauty Lounge and is well on her way to success.
Amie, owner of Amie’s Hair and Beauty Lounge commented: “Lillie has come on so much within a few months, she uses her initiative, she’s already done it before I’ve asked! Lillie is going to be a great hairdresser I see she’s got the flare already, her hair ups are fab. I’m very pleased with her progress!”
Lillie is learning and developing in her Apprenticeship, and highly recommends that others thinking of starting their career should complete the Fast Track to Apprenticeships course.
Lillie added: “I would recommend the fast track course because it’s in small groups so you get more time with tutors and more opportunities to practice your skills, you get to focus more without lots of people around and you can chat with the tutors one on one and get lots of support.”
If you’d like to know more about Hairdressing Apprenticeship training from St Helens Chamber, call on 01744 742045 or email firstname.lastname@example.org