Hairdressing Academy Class of 2020
By Simon | 2nd October 2020
Combers Outside-In Hairdressing Academy was established in 2018 and our first two graduates have completed their final exams to qualify as hairdressers with honors.
Amelia Tooze and Olivia McFarlane qualified the Combers’ Academy Level 2 NVQ with distinction and stand together as our Class of 2020. Four started in this class. Not everyone makes it through and meets the standards we have set out for a Combers NVQ Level 2. This makes their achievement all the more outstanding. It takes commitment, discipline, teamwork a willingness to listen and learn. Accepting the early challenge too take the road less traveled, the one that sets you apart from the crowd is never the easy option. This road for Amelia and Olivia has only just begun.
A Price For Every Need
They are now Combers’ Graduates as their foundation skills in hairdressing meets the international standards we set. This gives them an opportunity to be considered for the Outside-In Academy and offer full service hairdressing every day. Prices are typically 50% cheaper than that of our Inside-Out Hair Salon next door in the Courtyard, Taunton. Men’s haircuts are from £10, Ladies from £15 and Highlights from £39. It is here they will continue to gain valuable experience in the art of difference making. This and while learning new more complex hairdressing skills and honing existing ones further as they work towards the Combers NVQ Level 3 advanced qualification. This opens up the opportunity to become a Combers Inside-Out hairdresser in our main salon, or be seriously considered for a career in hairdressing where ever they choose.
Hairdressing Academy Development
Follow their journey as now it gets really exiting, @ameliajtooze_hair and @oliviamcfarlane.hair and click here to seee their profile
Just as football clubs bring players through their academy system, so too do we want to nurture the best talent for the future. Yes it takes investment, patience and love but salons that keep their prices artificially low and can’t afford to employ and educate apprentices are missing an opportunity. An opportunity to develop the hairdressing talent of the future and evolve their business and community.
Surely if life has a purpose, evolution and daring to find new paths, gives it meaning …we call it ‘Inside-Out’ development.
Combers have built their success on developing 95% of their hairdressers from school levers, taking a Combers Apprenticeship. However two years ago we raised our game further to compete for the attention of school leavers and parents to look beyond the normal academic pathway from school to college. We opened an academy to develop and fast track young people who have a desire and we believe the potential to be an elite hairdresser. A hairdresser that has ambition and courage and willing to develop the confidence to measure their skills and abilities against the best in our industry nationally and internationally. Not just with friends, family and the local neighbourhood hairdressers.
Building a fulfilling life with more opportunities is more rewarding and more likely if you spend most of your day doing what you love and making a difference to someone else’s life.