YAZZ HAIRDRESSING
ACADEMY

Rawdon, Leeds

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YAZZ HAIRDRESSING ACADEMY

Yazz Number One Hair Studio

Are you creative, friendly and hard working? Do you enjoy talking and getting to know people? Do you like fashion and beauty? If so, a hairdressing apprenticeship could be for you!

APPRENTICESHIPS

Yazz Hairdressing Academy is currently recruiting apprentices for an exciting career in hair fashion.

HAIRDRESSING
BARBERING

TAILORED COURSES

You are looking for a career change or to improve your knowledge in hairdressing? Tailored private courses are available at our Academy.

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PRIVATE COURSES

Yazz Academy is offering right now private courses for beginners or expert stylists.

Barbering
hairdressing
One Day Course

INTENSIVE COURSES

Yazz Academy is offering private courses for a duration of 5 to 10 weeks. Our current one is all about hairdressing & cutting techniques!

HAIRDRESSING
5 WEEK BARBERING
6 WEEK BARBERING

Are you looking for parents or employers information?
Read more information about our Yazz Hairdressing Academy today!

 MEET THE ACADEMY TEAM

Yazz Hairdressing Academy

Paul Shakeshaft
Salon Owner

Welcome to Yazz Training Academy, founded in 2013 by Paul Shakeshaft, a salon proprietor dedicated to enhancing excellence within the hairdressing industry.

Opened by the hair icons Anthony Mascolo of Toni & Guy and Nick Irwin Creative Director of Tigi.
Yazz Hairdressing Academy is a dynamic vocational training organisation specialising in high-quality apprenticeships in hairdressing and barbering. Our realistic, work-based programs, facilitated by a dedicated team of Academy Educators, prioritise apprentice progress and achievements.
Recognised experts with extensive commercial experience, our training team ensures apprentices leave the academy having perfected their craft. Tailored courses foster the growth of qualified students in West Yorkshire, equipping them with essential skills for a successful career.
Join Yazz Hairdressing Academy, where excellence is cultivated, and futures are shaped.
LOVE YOUR HAIR! LOVE YOUR JOB!

Karen Bunney
Hairdressing Tutor

Karen our level 3 tutor has a keen understanding of the latest trends, techniques, and innovations in the hairdressing field, she ensures that her students receive the most up-to-date and relevant knowledge.
Benefit from Karen’s wealth of experience with over 30 years in both education and the industry. Her extensive background brings a depth of understanding that enriches the learning experience, providing students with insights that go beyond textbooks.

Mel Perkins
Head of Academy

Mel Perkins, has 39 years of hairdressing experience, currently heads the Yazz Hairdressing Academy, dedicating 25 years to education. A respected mentor, Mel’s diverse career includes work in TV, film, and London theatres. She is passionate about shaping the future of hairdressing, Mel empowers emerging talents at the academy, embodying a fusion of artistry, education, and lifelong commitment to the craft.

Carolyn Jacobs
Course Recruitment

Welcome to Carolyn Jacobs’ Course Recruitment and Course Administration at Yazz Hairdressing Academy! In addition to our apprenticeship recruitment program, Carolyn also recruits learners for private courses in Hairdressing and Barbering by providing expert guidance. Carolyn attends careers events in local schools and posts our work on social media platforms.

Anthony Donaghue
Trainer

Anthony is not just a trainer; he is deeply immersed in the industry. With a keen eye on the ever-evolving trends and innovations, he brings a level of industry insight that is crucial for preparing the next generation of hairdressing professionals.
Anthony is an integral part of the Yazz Hairdressing Academy team, contributing to a harmonious and collaborative educational setting. His role as a valued team member goes beyond training; he actively participates in fostering a sense of unity and shared goals within our academy.

Jenny Casey
Hairdressing Tutor

Jenny brings a wealth of experience, patience, and a passion for making learning enjoyable. With over 10 years of teaching experience and over 30 years in the hair industry Jenny brings a wealth of experience, patience, and a passion for making learning fun.

Steve Bland
Functional Skills Educator

Steve brings a wealth of experience, patience, and a passion for making learning enjoyable. With over 30 years of teaching experience, he is a valued member of our team, dedicated to helping you succeed in your functional skills journey.

YAZZ HAIRDRESSING ACADEMY

Yazz Number One Hair Studio

OUR DETAILS

Monday 9am to 8pm
Tuesday 9am to 8pm

1 Gladstone Road
Rawdon, Leeds
LS19 6HZ

OUR EDUCATORS

Academy Salon Educators: Karen Bunney,
Anthony Donaghue, Mel Perkins, Jenny Casey & Steve Bland.
T: 07961 226411
E: yazzhair@live.co.uk

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Excellent
Based on 69 reviews
Molly McNae
05/12/2023
Hannah completely transformed my hair from bleach blonde highlights to a lovely dark brown today and I couldn’t be happier! She was brilliant, and all the staff were friendly and attentive. Will definitely be returning :)
ANN LITCHFIELD
27/11/2023
Anthony is a true artist.
Anne-Marie Robson
25/11/2023
Excellent customer service understanding of requirements
Rachel McInnes
28/10/2023
Always a pleasure, the staff are all friendly and professional and always an excellent cut by Anthony.
Nicola Robinson
20/06/2023
Massive shout out to Alanna at Rawdon, yet again she’s done an amazing job with my hair colour, going from blonde to red-ish she’s absolutely nailed it! She’s such a talented lovely young lady, definitely found my forever hairdresser xx
Louise Williams
16/05/2023
Excellent customer service and a great cut.
Steve Lee
23/04/2023
Great staff and haircut
Anne Cowman
02/02/2023
Jemmy is fabulous Ffion is a lovely receptionist great place for your hair. But the price is a touch high

Yazz Team Review

“I contacted Paul who owns Yazz Number One Hair Salon in Leeds, to talk about an apprenticeship at the academy and he was instantly receptive to seeing my daughter, if only to restore her confidence which had been utterly destroyed.

When we arrived at the academy, the staff who were working with clients on the shop floor, were welcoming, professional and warm. Paul met with my daughter, and the powerful and motivational experience that she received in speaking with him was incredible. Pauls passion for his team, his business and his drive and determination for young people to succeed is so inspiring He explained how the Yazz academy journey worked and how he and his team would excite and drive my daughter to be the best possible version of herself in business. Not only that, he brought his academy team to meet with her, and his team also arranged for her to go and speak to a salon, with a view to starting again. He simply could not have done anymore.

My daughter had experienced a really negative start to the apprenticeship experience with a reputable company and we had to remove her from her first placement and go back to the drawing board. Paul and his team have restored the resilience in her that was so sadly taken away from her through mismanagement and she is once again excited for a fresh start.

Thank you to Paul and his team at Yazz.”

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LEVEL 2 FOR HAIR PROFESSIONALS – APPRENTICESHIPS IN BARBERING

The Level 2 Diploma in Barbering for Hair Professionals covers a range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge to prepare students for entry into the barbering industry.

COURSE OUTLINE

A barbering apprenticeship is one of the finest ways of training to become a barber. Apart from it being an earn while you learn route, because all apprentices are employed from day one, you will develop real, practical and commercial skills highly valued by employers. You will attend the academy one day per week and work within a barber’s salon as an apprentice for the remainder of your working week.

COURSE DURATION – STARTS IN JANUARY OR SEPTEMBER

  • Level 2 in Barbering : up to 18 months

COURSE CONTENT

  • Consultation
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Cutting hair using barbering techniques to create a variety of looks
  • Style and finish men’s hair
  • Cut facial hair into shape
  • Shaving Services

You will also be given a real insight into the Barbering Industry to include what employers will expect from you and how important it is to sustain your employment so you can progress further in this exciting and innovative career.

ASSESSMENT

During the course a portfolio of evidence will be collected, by students/tutors for each unit. Assessments will consist of observed practical evidence, knowledge and understanding questions and one-line exams. A practical end point assessment like a trade test will be carried out by an independent examiner at the end of the qualification.

WAGE

From 1st October 2010, a National Minimum Wage (NMW) for apprentices was introduced for trainees aged 16-18. The rate is currently £6.40 per hour due to a recent increase in April 2022 but may vary on age at the start of the course. The new NMW applies to time working plus time spent training as this is also part of the apprenticeship. You will work a minimum of 30 hours a week (Maximum 40 hours a week/8 hours a day if under the age of 18) with 20 days paid holiday per year plus 8 bank holidays. At present, a grant of up to £1,000 is available for salons accommodating our students but may change (subject to meeting requirements).

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Preferred Level 4 or above in English and Maths
  • 16+ years of age
  • Limited places available for 19 years+

All students will need to find a placement in a hair salon for the term of the apprenticeship for 30 -32 hours per week before they are eligible to start the Apprenticeship course. Guidance with this will be provided.

QUALIFICATIONS

On successful completion of your barbering apprenticeship framework, you will have achieved qualifications in:

  • City & Guilds Level 2 Barbering Diploma for Hair Professionals
  • Level 1/2 Functional skills in English
  • Level 1/2 Functional skills in Maths
  • A Barbering Intermediate Apprenticeship Framework Completion Certificate

You will also have a good understanding of Employment Rights and Responsibilities and you will have further developed your personal learning and thinking skills. Best of all you will be a competent junior barber, with a record of sustainable employment in the industry, all of which will mean you are a highly valued asset to the barbering profession.

HOW TO APPLY

You can email us on yazzhair@live.co.uk, telephone the recruitment team on 07961 226411 or contact us today!

You can also download our apprenticeship factsheet.

Are you looking for parents or employers information?
Read more information about our Yazz Hairdressing Academy today!

LEVEL 2 – APPRENTICESHIPS IN HAIRDRESSING

Students will complete the Level 2 Diploma for Hair Professionals within 22 months with an opportunity for successful candidates to progress to Level 3 Hairdressing.

COURSE OUTLINE

The Level 2 Diploma for Hairdressing Professionals covers a range of practical skills and relevant theoretical knowledge to prepare students for entry into the hairdressing industry. Practical work experience will be an essential part of the course and you will already be in or seeking full time employment in an independent salon that we will work closely with allowing you to build up realistic commercial experience with progression onto Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing.

COURSE DURATION – STARTS IN JANUARY OR SEPTEMBER

  • Level 2 in Hairdressing : up to 22 months (successful candidates could progress to Level 3 in Hairdressing).

COURSE CONTENT

  • Consultation
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Cut hair using a range of techniques to create a variety of looks
  • Style and finish hair using a range of techniques to arrange a variety of looks
  • Colour and lighten hair using a range of techniques
  • Hair relaxing treatments and technique

ASSESSMENT

During the course a portfolio of evidence will be collected, by students for each unit. Assessments will consist of observed practical evidence, Knowledge and understanding questions and online tests. . A practical end point assessment like a trade test will be carried out by an independent examiner at the end of the qualification.

WAGE

From 1st October 2010, a National Minimum Wage (NMW) for apprentices was introduced for trainees aged 16-18. The rate is currently £6.40 per hour due to a recent increase in April 2022 but may vary on age at the start of the course. The new NMW applies to time working plus time spent training as this is also part of the apprenticeship. You will work a minimum of 30 hours a week (Maximum 40 hours a week/8 hours a day if under the age of 18) with 20 days paid holiday per year plus 8 bank holidays. At present, a grant of up to £1,000 is available for salons accommodating our students but may change (subject to meeting requirements).

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Preferred GCSEs grade 4 or above in English and Maths
  • 16+ years of age
  • Work experience or Saturday work in a salon is an advantage

All students will need to find a placement in a hair salon for the term of the apprenticeship for 30 -32 hours per week before they are eligible to start the Apprenticeship course. Guidance with this will be provided.

QUALIFICATIONS

On successful completion of your hairdressing apprenticeship framework, you will have achieved qualifications in:

  • VTCT Hairdressing Level 2 Diploma for Hair Professionals.
  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills in English
  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills in Maths
  • Barbering Intermediate Apprenticeship certificate on completion of a successful end point assessment.

PROGRESSION & CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

You can keep studying with a Level 3 in Hairdressing or focusing on your career and become a stylist, a technician, work in hairdressing product and manufacturersopen your own business or even work in Teaching and Assessing

HOW TO APPLY

You can email us on yazzhair@live.co.uk, telephone the recruitment team on 07961 226411 or contact us today!

You can also download our apprenticeship factsheet.

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APPRENTICES’ GALLERY

Yazz Hairdressing Academy

Have a look at what our apprentices have done in the last years!

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TAILORED COURSES – HAIRDRESSING

courses as either 1 – 1 or small group classes.

Our Private Courses in Hairdressing course enables anyone to learn more hairdressing techniques at our Academy in Rawdon.

COURSES COVERED AT OUR ACADEMY

  • Ladies contemporary hairdressing
  • Colour Inspirations
  • Men’s Barbering
  • Take the fear out of long Hair
  • Party Hair
  • Wedding Hair

HOW TO APPLY

You can email us on yazzhair@live.co.uk, telephone the recruitment team on 07961 226411 or contact us today!

PRIVATE COURSE – BARBERING LEVEL 2

becoming a men’s hair stylist.

The Level 2 Diploma in Barbering for Hair Professionals covers a range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge to prepare learners for entry into the barbering industry.

COURSES OUTLINE

You will attend the academy one day per week and although not essential we strongly recommend that you find work within a barber’s salon to help practise the skills you have learnt. This course will cover:

  • Professionalism and values
  • Behaviours and communication
  • Safe working practices
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Cutting hair using barbering techniques to create a variety of looks
  • Style and finish men’s hair
  • Cut facial hair into shape
  • Shaving Services

You will also be given a real insight into the Barbering Industry to include what employers will expect from you and how important it is to sustain your employment so you can progress further in this exciting and innovative career.

COURSES INFORMATION

Course Duration : Up to 18 months
Course Cost : £4,000

COURSE CONTENT

The course is taught by qualified educators who incorporate a small amount of theory work, special projects, demonstrations and hands-on workshops. Highlighting on current men’s looks, your tutor will guide you through the course and monitor your personal progress.

QUALIFICATIONS

On successful completion of your barbering private framework, you will have achieved qualifications in:

  • City & Guilds Barbering Level 2 Diploma for Hair Professionals.
  • Level 1/2 Functional skills in English (optional)
  • Level 1/2 Functional skills in Maths (optional)
  • A Barbering Intermediate Apprenticeship certificate on completion of
    a successful end point assessment.

You will also have a good understanding of Employment Rights and Responsibilities and you will have further developed your personal learning and thinking skills.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • No experience is required.
  • Preferred level 4 or above in Maths & English or GCSE Grace C equivalent.

HOW TO APPLY

You can email us on yazzhair@live.co.uk, telephone the recruitment team on 07961 226411 or contact us today!

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5 WEEKS TASTER COURSE – BARBERING

perfect if you are looking to improve your barbering skills.

This short Barbering Course is suitable for beginners and for Stylists who want to take the art of cutting men’s hair to a more advanced level.

COURSE OUTLINE

Specifically designed to provide students with an intensive 5 week course, in which they will learn the necessary practical and theoretical skills to either work in a barber shop, or become a freelance men’s hairdresser at a higher level.

  • Mens Hair Cutting Techniques
  • Facial Hair Cutting Techniques
  • Drying and Finishing Men’s Hair

COURSE INFORMATION

New short Barbering Course – 5 sessions over 5 weeks where students will learn the necessary practical and theoretical skills to either work in a barbershop or become a freelance men’s hairdresser.

Course Duration: 5 weeks
Course Time: 10am to 2pm (5 consecutive Wednesdays)

Course Cost: £400

Places are limited on this short practical course and a deposit of £100 is required to secure your place.

Our courses have a maximum of 8 students per class – offering an amazing student to tutor ratio.

COURSE CONTENT

The course is taught by qualified educators who incorporate a small amount of theory work, special projects, demonstrations and hands-on workshops. Highlighting on current mens looks, your tutor will guide you through the course and monitor your personal progress and will cover:

  • Health & safety and Clipper Care
  • Scissors – including thinning scissors
  • Razors
  • Combs
  • Electric Clippers
  • Sectioning
  • Angles
  • Texture of the hair
  • Density of the hair
  • Length of the hair
  • Natural growth patterns of the hair
  • Clients wishes
  • Club cutting
  • One length to create bulk
  • Layering to create movement
  • Graduating – accentuate and define outlines
  • Tapering to remove bulk and length
  • Natural or tapered neckline
  • Square and rounded necklines

ASSESSMENT

Throughout the course you will have your own clients to enable you to build a portfolio of all your work, consisting of photographic evidence. You will practice on members of the public throughout this course. Need to have models for haircuts each week.

Students are required to bring in a camera to take photos during this course as part of their portfolio of evidence.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS & EQUIPMENT

Students may be asked to attend an interview prior to starting their course.
Places are limited on this short practical course and a deposit of £100 is required to secure your place.
Each student needs to bring in their own models each week.

HOW TO APPLY

You can email us on yazzhair@live.co.uk, telephone the recruitment team on 07961 226411 or contact us today!

Are you looking for parents or employers information?
Read more information about our Yazz Hairdressing Academy today!

6 WEEK COURSE – BARBERING

perfect if you are looking to improve your barbering skills.

This short Barbering Course is suitable for beginners and for Stylists who want to take the art of cutting men’s hair to a more advanced level.

COURSE OUTLINE

Specifically designed to provide students with an intensive 6 week course, in which they will learn the necessary practical and theoretical skills to either work in a barber shop, or become a freelance men’s hairdresser at a higher level.

  • Mens Hair Cutting Techniques
  • Facial Hair Cutting Techniques
  • Drying and Finishing Men’s Hair

COURSE INFORMATION

New short Barbering Course – 6 sessions over 6 weeks where students will learn the necessary practical and theoretical skills to either work in a barbershop or become a freelance men’s hairdresser.

Course Duration: 6 weeks
Course Time: 10am to 1pm (6 consecutive Saturdays)

Course Cost: £400

Places are limited on this short practical course and a deposit of £100 is required to secure your place.

Our courses have a maximum of 8 students per class – offering an amazing student to tutor ratio.

COURSE CONTENT

The course is taught by qualified educators who incorporate a small amount of theory work, special projects, demonstrations and hands-on workshops. Highlighting on current mens looks, your tutor will guide you through the course and monitor your personal progress and will cover:

  • Health & safety and Clipper Care
  • Scissors – including thinning scissors
  • Razors
  • Combs
  • Electric Clippers
  • Sectioning
  • Angles
  • Texture of the hair
  • Density of the hair
  • Length of the hair
  • Natural growth patterns of the hair
  • Clients wishes
  • Club cutting
  • One length to create bulk
  • Layering to create movement
  • Graduating – accentuate and define outlines
  • Tapering to remove bulk and length
  • Natural or tapered neckline
  • Square and rounded necklines

ASSESSMENT

Throughout the course you will have your own clients to enable you to build a portfolio of all your work, consisting of photographic evidence. You will practice on members of the public throughout this course. Need to have models for haircuts each week.

Students are required to bring in a camera to take photos during this course as part of their portfolio of evidence.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS & EQUIPMENT

Students may be asked to attend an interview prior to starting their course.
Places are limited on this short practical course and a deposit of £100 is required to secure your place.
Each student needs to bring in their own models each week.

HOW TO APPLY

You can email us on yazzhair@live.co.uk, telephone the recruitment team on 07961 226411 or contact us today!

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PRIVATE COURSE – HAIRDRESSING LEVEL 2 & 3

becoming a hair stylist.

The Private NVQ Level 2 and Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing covers a range of practical skills and relevant theoretical knowledge to prepare students for entry into the hairdressing industry.

COURSE OUTLINE

Practical work experience will be an essential part of the course and you will already be in or seeking full time employment in an independent salon that we will work closely with allowing you to build up realistic commercial experience. This course will include:

  • Provide Hairdressing Consultation Services
  • Creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques
  • Creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques
  • Creatively style & dress hair
  • Colour hair using a variety of techniques
  • Colour and lighten hair using a range of techniques
  • Contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional activities

COURSE INFORMATION

Course Duration:
NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing : up to 22 months (successful candidates could progress to NVQ Level 3 in Hairdressing).
NVQ Level 3 in Hairdressing : 12 months.

Cost of the Course :
NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing : £4000.
NVQ Level 3 in Hairdressing : £4000.

Our courses have a maximum of 9 students per class – offering an amazing student to tutor ratio.

COURSE ASSESSMENT

During the course a portfolio of evidence will be collected, by students for each unit. Assessments will consist of observed practical evidence. Each unit will consist of an online test, to complete.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Preferred GCSEs grade 4 or above in English and Maths
  • Minimum 16 years of age
  • Work experience or Saturday work in a salon is an advantage
  • Students may be asked to attend an interview prior to starting their course.
  • Students are required to bring in a camera to take photos during this course as part of their portfolio of evidence.

HOW TO APPLY

You can email us on yazzhair@live.co.uk, telephone the recruitment team on 07961 226411 or contact us today!

10 WEEKS PRIVATE COURSE – HAIRDRESSING

perfect if you are looking to improve your hairdressing skills.

This course is an introduction to cutting techniques. There is a limited number a places, so if you are interested, book today!

COURSE OUTLINE

This course covers a range of practical skills and relevant theoretical knowledge to prepare you for entry into the hairdressing industry. Practical work experience will be an essential part of course and it will be especially beneficial if you are already in or seeking employment in an independent salon that we will work closely with allowing you to build up realistic commercial experience.

COURSE INFORMATION

Course Duration : 10 weeks (every Monday)
Course Time : 10am to 4pm

Course Cost : £2500 (+ hairdressing kit cost)

Our courses have a limited number of places to offer an amazing student to tutor ratio.

COURSE CONTENT

This course covers a range of practical skills and relevant theoretical knowledge included :

  • Basic Health and Safety
  • Advise and consult clients
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Blow dry, style and finish hair
  • Cut hair using basic techniques
  • Colour and lighten hair using variety of basic techniques

ASSESSMENT

Your educator will assess you continually on both the practical work you undertake and also theory. At the end of the course you will be presented with Yazz Hairdressing Certificate of Achievement. During the course a portfolio of evidence will be collected by students for assessment.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS & EQUIPMENT

For this course, there is no entry requirements.  An introductory hairdressing kit is available to buy at the start of the course.

HOW TO APPLY

You can email us on yazzhair@live.co.uk, telephone the recruitment team on 07961 226411 or contact us today!

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ONE DAY PRIVATE COURSE – HAIRDRESSING

Introduction to hairdressing.

Are you undecided about your career? Come along and find out about a barbering/hairdressing apprenticeship with our taster evening.

COURSE OUTLINE

An introduction to hairdressing which gives you an insight into both men’s and women’s hairdressing as a career. This course will include:

  • Introduction to Yazz Academy
  • An overview to what the Academy can offer in terms of becoming a hairdresser/barber.
  • What progression routes are offered?
  • An insight into industry apprenticeships.
  • Question and answer session.
  • Skill Building Session
  • Students will learn how to blow dry hair and style hair and then shown how to create hair ups for all occasions, using different techniques and equipment
  • Freestyle Session
  • Students will showcase skills and techniques they have learnt.
  • Students will complete two different looks for two different occasions.
  • Students will present their models and discuss how they achieved the styles.
  • Discussion and feedback session.

COURSE INFORMATION

Duration of the Course : 1 day
Cost of the Course : £10
When: from 4pm – 7pm on Tuesdays
Where: Yazz Hairdressing Academy, 1 Gladstone Road, Rawdon, Leeds LS19 6HZ

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • School Students, 14 to 16 years of age
  • Interested in following hairdressing/barbering as a career.
  • Work experience or Saturday work in a salon is an advantage.

HOW TO APPLY

You can email us on yazzhair@live.co.uk, telephone the recruitment team on 07961 226411 or contact us today!

 MISSION STATEMENT

Yazz Hairdressing Academy

‘We believe education is the key and by pushing ourselves, investing in our learners future we achieve success.’

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PARENTS INFORMATION

find more information about our Academy.

If your son or daughter chooses a career in hairdressing an apprenticeship is the most common training route. They’ll be gaining real, paid work experience in a salon whilst they learn. Your child will be working in a salon for four days per week and attending training at our Yazz Hairdressing Academy in Leeds one day per week.

THE ACADEMY

Yazz Hairdressing Academy is a private training provider. We take great pride in the selection and training of our staff in order to ensure your child is safe and educated to the highest standard. This includes CRB checks and references, a practical safeguarding policy and stringent health and safety rules.

Our staff are highly qualified and continue to work in salons, and attending training themselves, as well as training apprentices in order to be able to provide students with the most up-to-date information and techniques. Everyone at Yazz Hairdressing Academy is dedicated to ensuring your son/daughter receives the best training and can graduate to work in any type of salon or hairdressing role they wish to.

Throughout the duration of your child’s apprenticeship we will invite you to information evenings and communicate with you regularly to keep you informed of progress and other important information. We operate an open-door policy, so should you have any issues or concerns you can come and discuss them with us directly.

AFTER YOUR APPRENTICESHIP

The majority of the apprentices we train go on to be offered full-time employment – often in the salon they have been training in. It doesn’t stop there though; apprenticeships give students the opportunity to progress onto other courses, such as barbering or other tailored courses, or onto the NVQ LEVEL 3 advanced apprenticeship at our Academy. You can also move on to roles that can take them all over the world!

SAFEGUARDING, EQUALITY & DIVERSITY

We are committed to safeguarding our students, staff and others from harm. The welfare and wellbeing of our apprentices and their trainers is paramount, regardless of their gender, ethnicity, disability, faith or sexuality. We take all allegations or concerns of abuse very seriously and have processes in places in order to deal with such complaints effectively. We operate a safe and robust recruitment method, which includes CRB checks and all our staff are trained in how to identify and report abuse, be that physical, verbal or online.

CONTACT US

If you would like to know more about either of these courses please contact our Academy or call us on 07961 226411. You can also email us at yazzhair@live.co.uk and we will get back to you.

SALON EMPLOYERS INFORMATION

find more information about our Academy and Salons.

Leeds Hair Academy Apprenticeships are a cost-effective way to develop your business. As an employer you know how important it is to grow and improve you business, and investment in staff is essential to gain an edge over the competition.

INFORMATION

Apprenticeships are designed to deliver exactly what your business needs, giving you the skills for the future. They can help you to develop specialist or niche areas of the business, keep up with the latest technology and standards or train your existing staff in new skills.

The benefits of apprenticeships go beyond that though; staff who have time and faith invested in them will find they get a morale and confidence-boost, making them a happier employee and one who is more likely to stay with you. Apprenticeships give you control over how your future staff are trained – they are learning their core skills and customer service in your salon so there’s no need to coach them out of bad habits. It’s a great option for the apprentice too as they get to earn as they learn and gain vital work experience.

Take a look at these facts about the Apprentice Programme:

  • There are over 100,000 employers offering Apprenticeships in more than 160,000 locations
  • Over 80% of people are more likely to use a business if it offers apprenticeships to young people
  • Almost half of all businesses are set to hire apprentices by 2019
  • 78% of companies say they would be more likely to choose a supplier or partner if they too offered Apprenticeships

WHY CHOOSE YAZZ HAIRDRESSING ACADEMY?

Yazz Hair started as a small salon 19 years ago, since then we have expanded to three salons across Leeds and we’re proud to say that some of the original staff members are still with us today.

We strongly believe education is key to building a successful business that is always moving forwards and on top of the latest trends, technology and techniques. So much so that we employ a full-time, in-house educator who supports our trainees and ensures that all staff are up-to-date.

Our award winning team regularly attends seminars and often visits the TIGI academies in London and Manchester. We also host TIGI seminars at our salon in Leeds three times a year.

WHAT WE DO BEFORE WORKING WITH YOU

It is essential that our students receive the best training in order for them to become great hairdressing professionals. We are committed to providing quality training and we expect the same standard from the salons we work with too.

The first step is for a Yazz Hairdressing Academy representative to visit your salon and discuss with you in depth what Apprenticeships involve and your role and responsibility in the process. We will assess the health and safety of your salon through a risk assessment and make suggestions for changes needed where necessary.

In return we expect the salons we work with to be committed to providing the best possible training, including a thorough induction into the workplace, allowing time to attend the academy once a week, providing training opportunities in the salon where students can put their new skills into practice and allocating time for reviews and mentoring sessions too. We will of course be on hand to support and advise you should you need us.

We enjoy a great relationship with all of the salons we work with and we are always on the look out for more.

CONTACT US

If you would like to know more about our apprenticeship programme, please contact our Academy or call us on 07961 226411. You can also email us at yazzhair@live.co.uk and we will get back to you.

Need more information or details about a course?
Don’t hesitate, contact us today!

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YAZZ HAIRDRESSING
ACADEMY

Rawdon, Leeds

SEE OUR COURSES

YAZZ HAIRDRESSING ACADEMY

Yazz Number One Hair Studio

Are you creative, friendly and hard working? Do you enjoy talking and getting to know people? Do you like fashion and beauty? If so, a hairdressing apprenticeship could be for you!

APPRENTICESHIPS

Yazz Hairdressing Academy is currently recruiting apprentices for an exciting career in hair fashion.

HAIRDRESSING
BARBERING

TAILORED COURSES

You are looking for a career change or to improve your knowledge in hairdressing? Tailored private courses are available at our Academy.

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PRIVATE COURSES

Yazz Academy in offering right now private courses for beginners or expert stylists.

BARBERING
HAIRDRESSING
ONE DAY COURSE

INTENSIVE COURSES

Yazz Academy is offering private courses for a duration of 5 to 10 weeks. Our current one is all about hairdressing and cutting techniques!

HAIRDRESSING
BARBERING

APPRENTICESHIPS

Yazz Hairdressing Academy is currently recruiting apprentices for an exciting career in hair fashion.

HAIRDRESSING
BARBERING

TAILORED COURSES

You are looking for a career change or to improve your knowledge in hairdressing? Tailored private courses are available at our Academy.

READ MORE

PRIVATE COURSES

Yazz Academy in offering right now private courses for beginners or expert stylists.

Barbering
Hairdressing

INTENSIVE COURSES

Yazz Academy is offering private courses for a duration of 5 to 10 weeks. Our current one is all about hairdressing and cutting techniques!

HAIRDRESSING
BAREBERING

Are you looking for parents or employers information? Read more information about our Yazz Hairdressing Academy today!

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 MEET THE ACADEMY TEAM

Yazz Hairdressing Academy

Paul Shakeshaft
Salon Owner

Welcome to Yazz Training Academy, founded in 2013 by Paul Shakeshaft, a salon proprietor dedicated to enhancing excellence within the hairdressing industry.

Opened by the hair icons Anthony Mascolo of Toni & Guy and Nick Irwin Creative Director of Tigi.
Yazz Hairdressing Academy is a dynamic vocational training organisation specialising in high-quality apprenticeships in hairdressing and barbering. Our realistic, work-based programs, facilitated by a dedicated team of Academy Educators, prioritise apprentice progress and achievements.
Recognised experts with extensive commercial experience, our training team ensures apprentices leave the academy having perfected their craft. Tailored courses foster the growth of qualified students in West Yorkshire, equipping them with essential skills for a successful career.
Join Yazz Hairdressing Academy, where excellence is cultivated, and futures are shaped.
LOVE YOUR HAIR! LOVE YOUR JOB!

Karen Bunney
Hairdressing Tutor

Karen our level 3 tutor has a keen understanding of the latest trends, techniques, and innovations in the hairdressing field, she ensures that her students receive the most up-to-date and relevant knowledge.
Benefit from Karen’s wealth of experience with over 30 years in both education and the industry. Her extensive background brings a depth of understanding that enriches the learning experience, providing students with insights that go beyond textbooks.

Mel Perkins
Head of Academy

Mel Perkins, has 39 years of hairdressing experience, currently heads the Yazz Hairdressing Academy, dedicating 25 years to education. A respected mentor, Mel’s diverse career includes work in TV, film, and London theatres. She is passionate about shaping the future of hairdressing, Mel empowers emerging talents at the academy, embodying a fusion of artistry, education, and lifelong commitment to the craft.

Carolyn Jacobs
Course Recruitment

Welcome to Carolyn Jacobs’ Course Recruitment and Course Administration at Yazz Hairdressing Academy! In addition to our apprenticeship recruitment program, Carolyn also recruits learners for private courses in Hairdressing and Barbering by providing expert guidance. Carolyn attends careers events in local schools and posts our work on social media platforms.

Anthony Donaghue
Trainer

Anthony is not just a trainer; he is deeply immersed in the industry. With a keen eye on the ever-evolving trends and innovations, he brings a level of industry insight that is crucial for preparing the next generation of hairdressing professionals.
Anthony is an integral part of the Yazz Hairdressing Academy team, contributing to a harmonious and collaborative educational setting. His role as a valued team member goes beyond training; he actively participates in fostering a sense of unity and shared goals within our academy.

Jenny Casey
Hairdressing Tutor

Jenny brings a wealth of experience, patience, and a passion for making learning enjoyable. With over 10 years of teaching experience and over 30 years in the hair industry Jenny brings a wealth of experience, patience, and a passion for making learning fun.

Steve Bland
Functional Skills Educator

Steve brings a wealth of experience, patience, and a passion for making learning enjoyable. With over 30 years of teaching experience, he is a valued member of our team, dedicated to helping you succeed in your functional skills journey.

YAZZ HAIRDRESSING ACADEMY

Yazz Number One Hair Studio

OUR DETAILS

Monday 9am to 8pm
Tuesday 9am to 8pm

1 Gladstone Road
Rawdon, Leeds
LS19 6HZ

OUR EDUCATORS

Academy Salon Educators: Karen Bunney,
Anthony Donaghue, Mel Perkins & Steve Bland.
T: 07961 226411
E: yazzhair@live.co.uk

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Excellent
Based on 69 reviews
Molly McNae
05/12/2023
Hannah completely transformed my hair from bleach blonde highlights to a lovely dark brown today and I couldn’t be happier! She was brilliant, and all the staff were friendly and attentive. Will definitely be returning :)
ANN LITCHFIELD
27/11/2023
Anthony is a true artist.
Anne-Marie Robson
25/11/2023
Excellent customer service understanding of requirements
Rachel McInnes
28/10/2023
Always a pleasure, the staff are all friendly and professional and always an excellent cut by Anthony.
Nicola Robinson
20/06/2023
Massive shout out to Alanna at Rawdon, yet again she’s done an amazing job with my hair colour, going from blonde to red-ish she’s absolutely nailed it! She’s such a talented lovely young lady, definitely found my forever hairdresser xx
Louise Williams
16/05/2023
Excellent customer service and a great cut.
Steve Lee
23/04/2023
Great staff and haircut
Anne Cowman
02/02/2023
Jemmy is fabulous Ffion is a lovely receptionist great place for your hair. But the price is a touch high

Yazz Team Review

“I contacted Paul who owns Yazz Number One Hair Salon in Leeds, to talk about an apprenticeship at the academy and he was instantly receptive to seeing my daughter, if only to restore her confidence which had been utterly destroyed.

When we arrived at the academy, the staff who were working with clients on the shop floor, were welcoming, professional and warm. Paul met with my daughter, and the powerful and motivational experience that she received in speaking with him was incredible. Pauls passion for his team, his business and his drive and determination for young people to succeed is so inspiring He explained how the Yazz academy journey worked and how he and his team would excite and drive my daughter to be the best possible version of herself in business. Not only that, he brought his academy team to meet with her, and his team also arranged for her to go and speak to a salon, with a view to starting again. He simply could not have done anymore.

My daughter had experienced a really negative start to the apprenticeship experience with a reputable company and we had to remove her from her first placement and go back to the drawing board. Paul and his team have restored the resilience in her that was so sadly taken away from her through mismanagement and she is once again excited for a fresh start.

Thank you to Paul and his team at Yazz.”

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LEVEL 2 FOR HAIR PROFESSIONALS – APPRENTICESHIPS IN BARBERING

The Level 2 Diploma in Barbering for Hair Professionals covers a range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge to prepare students for entry into the barbering industry.

COURSE OUTLINE

A barbering apprenticeship is one of the finest ways of training to become a barber. Apart from it being an earn while you learn route, because all apprentices are employed from day one, you will develop real, practical and commercial skills highly valued by employers. You will attend the academy one day per week and work within a barber’s salon as an apprentice for the remainder of your working week.

COURSE DURATION

  • Level 2 in Barbering : up to 18 months

COURSE CONTENT

  • Professionalism and values
  • Behaviours and communication
  • Safe working practices
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Cutting hair using barbering techniques to create a variety of looks
  • Style and finish men’s hair
  • Cut facial hair into shape
  • Shaving Services

You will also be given a real insight into the Barbering Industry to include what employers will expect from you and how important it is to sustain your employment so you can progress further in this exciting and innovative career.

ASSESSMENT

During the course a portfolio of evidence will be collected, by students/tutors for each unit. Assessments will consist of observed practical evidence, knowledge and understanding questions and one-line exams. A practical end point assessment like a trade test will be carried out by an independent examiner at the end of the qualification.

WAGE

From 1st October 2010, a National Minimum Wage (NMW) for apprentices was introduced for trainees aged 16-18. The rate is currently £6.40 per hour due to a recent increase in April 2022 but may vary on age at the start of the course. The new NMW applies to time working plus time spent training as this is also part of the apprenticeship. You will work a minimum of 30 hours a week (Maximum 40 hours a week/8 hours a day if under the age of 18) with 20 days paid holiday per year plus 8 bank holidays. At present, a grant of up to £1,000 is available for salons accommodating our students but may change (subject to meeting requirements)

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Preferred Level 4 or above in English and Maths
  • 16+ years of age
  • Limited places available for 19 years+

All students will need to find a placement in a hair salon for the term of the apprenticeship for 30 -32 hours per week before they are eligible to start the Apprenticeship course. Guidance with this will be provided.

QUALIFICATIONS

On successful completion of your barbering apprenticeship framework, you
will have achieved qualifications in:

  • City & Guilds Level 2 Barbering Diploma for Hair Professionals
  • Level 1/2 Functional skills in English
  • Level 1/2 Functional skills in Maths
  • A Barbering Intermediate Apprenticeship Framework Completion Certificate

You will also have a good understanding of Employment Rights and Responsibilities and you will have further developed your personal learning and thinking skills. Best of all you will be a competent junior barber, with a record of sustainable employment in the industry, all of which will mean you are a highly valued asset to the barbering profession.

HOW TO APPLY

You can email us on yazzhair@live.co.uk, telephone the recruitment team on 07961 226411 or contact us today!

You can also download our apprenticeship factsheet.

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LEVEL 2 – APPRENTICESHIPS IN HAIRDRESSING

Students will complete the Level 2 Diploma for Hair Professionals within 22months with an opportunity for successful candidates to progress to Level 3 Hairdressing.

COURSE OUTLINE

The Level 2 Diploma for Hairdressing Professionals covers a range of practical skills and relevant theoretical knowledge to prepare students for entry into the hairdressing industry. Practical work experience will be an essential part of the course and you will already be in or seeking full time employment in an independent salon that we will work closely with allowing you to build up realistic commercial experience with progression onto Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing.

COURSE DURATION – STARTS IN JANUARY OR SEPTEMBER

    • Level 2 in Hairdressing: up to 22 months (successful candidates could progress to Level 3 in Hairdressing).

COURSE CONTENT

  • Consultation
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Cut hair using a range of techniques to create a variety of looks
  • Style and finish hair using a range of techniques to arrange a variety of looks
  • Colour and lighten hair using a range of techniques
  • Hair relaxing treatments and technique

ASSESSMENT

During the course a portfolio of evidence will be collected, by students for each unit. Assessments will consist of observed practical evidence, Knowledge and understanding questions and online tests. A practical end point assessment like a trade test will be carried out by an independent examiner at the end of the qualification.

WAGE

From 1st October 2010, a National Minimum Wage (NMW) for apprentices was introduced for trainees aged 16-18. The rate is currently £6.40 per hour due to a recent increase in April 2022 but may vary on age at the start of the course. The new NMW applies to time working plus time spent training as this is also part of the apprenticeship. You will work a minimum of 30 hours a week (Maximum 40 hours a week/8 hours a day if under the age of 18) with 20 days paid holiday per year plus 8 bank holidays. At present, a grant of up to £3,000 is available for salons accommodating our students but may change (subject to meeting requirements)

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Preferred GCSEs grade 4 or above in English and Maths
  • 16+ years of age
  • Work experience or Saturday work in a salon is an advantage

All students will need to find a placement in a hair salon for the term of the apprenticeship for 30 -32 hours per week before they are eligible to start the Apprenticeship course. Guidance with this will be provided.

QUALIFICATIONS

On successful completion of your hairdressing apprenticeship framework, you will have achieved qualifications in:

  • VTCT Hairdressing Level 2 Diploma for Hair Professionals.
  • Level 1/2 Functional skills in English
  • Level 1/2 Functional skills in Maths
  • A Barbering Intermediate Apprenticeship certificate on completion of a successful end point assessment.

PROGRESSION & CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

You can keep studying with a Level 3 in Hairdressing or focusing on your career and become a stylist, a technician, work in hairdressing product and manufacturers, open your own business or even work in Teaching and Assessing

HOW TO APPLY

You can email us on yazzhair@live.co.uk, telephone the recruitment team on 07961 226411 or contact us today!

You can also download our apprenticeship factsheet.

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APPRENTICES’ GALLERY

Yazz Hairdressing Academy

Have a look at what our apprentices have done in the last years!

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TAILORED COURSES – HAIRDRESSING

courses as either 1 – 1 or small group classes.

Our Private Courses in Hairdressing course enables anyone to learn more hairdressing techniques at our Academy in Rawdon.

COURSES COVERED AT OUR ACADEMY

  • Ladies contemporary hairdressing
  • Colour Inspirations
  • Men’s Barbering
  • Take the fear out of long Hair
  • Party Hair
  • Wedding Hair

HOW TO APPLY

You can email us on yazzhair@live.co.uk, telephone the recruitment team on 07961 226411 or contact us today!

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PRIVATE COURSES – BARBERING LEVEL 2

becoming a men’s hair stylist.

The Level 2 Diploma in Barbering for Hair Professionals covers a range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge to prepare learners for entry into the barbering industry.

COURSES OUTLINE

You will attend the academy one day per week and although not essential we strongly recommend that you find work within a barber’s salon to help practise the skills you have learnt. This course will cover:

  • Professionalism and values
  • Behaviours and communication
  • Safe working practices
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Cutting hair using barbering techniques to create a variety of looks
  • Style and finish men’s hair
  • Cut facial hair into shape
  • Shaving Services

You will also be given a real insight into the Barbering Industry to include what employers will expect from you and how important it is to sustain your employment so you can progress further in this exciting and innovative career.

COURSES INFORMATION

Course Duration : Up to 18 months
Course Cost : £4,000

COURSE CONTENT

The course is taught by qualified educators who incorporate a small amount of theory work, special projects, demonstrations and hands-on workshops. Highlighting on current men’s looks, your tutor will guide you through the course, monitor your personal progress and will teach you about:

QUALIFICATIONS

On successful completion of your barbering private framework, you will have achieved qualifications in:

  • City & Guilds Barbering Level 2 Diploma for Hair Professionals.
  • Level 1/2 Functional skills in English (optional)
  • Level 1/2 Functional skills in Maths (optional)
  • A Barbering Intermediate Apprenticeship certificate on completion of
    a successful end point assessment.

You will also have a good understanding of Employment Rights and Responsibilities and you will have further developed your personal learning and thinking skills.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • No experience is required.
  • Preferred level 4 or above in Maths & English or GCSE Grace C equivalent.

HOW TO APPLY

You can email us on yazzhair@live.co.uk, telephone the recruitment team on 07961 226411 or contact us today!

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5 WEEKS TASTER COURSE – BARBERING

perfect if you are looking to improve your barbering skills.

This short Barbering Course is suitable for beginners and for Stylists who want to take the art of cutting men’s hair to a more advanced level.

COURSE OUTLINE

Specifically designed to provide students with an intensive 5 week course, in which they will learn the necessary practical and theoretical skills to either work in a barber shop, or become a freelance men’s hairdresser at a higher level.

  • Mens Hair Cutting Techniques
  • Facial Hair Cutting Techniques
  • Drying and Finishing Men’s Hair

COURSE INFORMATION

New short Barbering Course – 5 sessions over 5 weeks where students will learn the necessary practical and theoretical skills to either work in a barbershop or become a freelance men’s hairdresser.

Course Duration: 5 weeks
Course Time: 10am to 2pm (5 consecutive Wednesdays)

Course Cost: £400

Places are limited on this short practical course and a deposit of £100 is required to secure your place.

Our courses have a maximum of 8 students per class – offering an amazing student to tutor ratio.

COURSE CONTENT

The course is taught by qualified educators who incorporate a small amount of theory work, special projects, demonstrations and hands-on workshops. Highlighting on current mens looks, your tutor will guide you through the course and monitor your personal progress and will cover:

  • Health & safety and Clipper Care
  • Scissors – including thinning scissors
  • Razors
  • Combs
  • Electric Clippers
  • Sectioning
  • Angles
  • Texture of the hair
  • Density of the hair
  • Length of the hair
  • Natural growth patterns of the hair
  • Clients wishes
  • Club cutting
  • One length to create bulk
  • Layering to create movement
  • Graduating – accentuate and define outlines
  • Tapering to remove bulk and length
  • Natural or tapered neckline
  • Square and rounded necklines

ASSESSMENT

Throughout the course you will have your own clients to enable you to build a portfolio of all your work, consisting of photographic evidence. You will practice on members of the public throughout this course. Need to have models for haircuts each week.

Students are required to bring in a camera to take photos during this course as part of their portfolio of evidence.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS & EQUIPMENT

Students may be asked to attend an interview prior to starting their course.
Places are limited on this short practical course and a deposit of £100 is required to secure your place.
Each student needs to bring in their own models each week.

HOW TO APPLY

You can email us on yazzhair@live.co.uk, telephone the recruitment team on 07961 226411 or contact us today!

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PRIVATE COURSE – HAIRDRESSING LEVEL 2 & 3

becoming a hair stylist.

The Private NVQ Level 2 and Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing covers a range of practical skills and relevant theoretical knowledge to prepare students for entry into the hairdressing industry.

COURSE OUTLINE

Practical work experience will be an essential part of the course and you will already be in or seeking full time employment in an independent salon that we will work closely with allowing you to build up realistic commercial experience. This course will include:

  • Provide Hairdressing Consultation Services
  • Creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques
  • Creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques
  • Creatively style & dress hair
  • Colour hair using a variety of techniques
  • Colour and lighten hair using a range of techniques
  • Contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional
    activities

COURSE INFORMATION

Course Duration:
NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing : up to 22 months (successful candidates could progress to NVQ Level 3 in Hairdressing).
NVQ Level 3 in Hairdressing : 12 months.

Cost of the Course :
NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing : £4000.
NVQ Level 3 in Hairdressing : £4000.

Our courses have a maximum of 9 students per class – offering an amazing student to tutor ratio.

COURSE ASSESSMENT

During the course a portfolio of evidence will be collected, by students for each unit. Assessments will consist of observed practical evidence. Each unit will consist of an online test, to complete.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    • Preferred GCSEs grade 4 or above in English and Maths
    • Minimum 16 years of age
    • Work experience or Saturday work in a salon is an advantage
    • Students may be asked to attend an interview prior to starting their course.
    • Students are required to bring in a camera to take photos during this course as part of their portfolio of evidence.

HOW TO APPLY

You can email us on yazzhair@live.co.uk, telephone the recruitment team on 07961 226411 or contact us today!

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10 WEEKS PRIVATE COURSE – HAIRDRESSING

perfect if you are looking to improve your hairdressing skills.

This course is an introduction to cutting techniques. There is a limited number a places, so if you are interested, book today!

COURSE OUTLINE

This course covers a range of practical skills and relevant theoretical knowledge to prepare you for entry into the hairdressing industry. Practical work experience will be an essential part of course and it will be especially beneficial if you are already in or seeking employment in an independent salon that we will work closely with allowing you to build up realistic commercial experience.

COURSE INFORMATION

Course Duration : 10 weeks (every Monday)
Course Time : 10am to 4pm

Cutting Course : £2500 (+ hairdressing kit cost)

Our courses have a limited number of places to offer an amazing student to tutor ratio.

COURSE CONTENT

This course covers a range of practical skills and relevant theoretical knowledge included :

  • Basic Health and Safety
  • Advise and consult clients
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Blow dry, style and finish hair
  • Cur hair using basic techniques
  • Colour and lighten hair using variety of basic techniques

ASSESSMENT

Your educator will assess you continually on both the practical work you undertake and also theory. At the end of the course you will be presented with Yazz Hairdressing Certificate of Achievement. During the course a portfolio of evidence will be collected by students for assessment.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS & EQUIPMENT

For this course, there is no entry requirements.  An introductory hairdressing kit is available to buy at the start of the course.

HOW TO APPLY

You can email us on yazzhair@live.co.uk, telephone the recruitment team on 07961 226411 or contact us today!

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ONE DAY PRIVATE COURSE – HAIRDRESSING

Introduction to hairdressing.

Are you undecided about your career? Come along and find out about a barbering/hairdressing apprenticeship with our taster evening.

COURSE OUTLINE

An introduction to hairdressing which gives you an insight into both men’s and women’s hairdressing as a career. This course will include:

  • Introduction to Yazz Academy
  • An overview to what the Academy can offer in terms of becoming a hairdresser/barber.
  • What progression routes are offered?
  • An insight into industry apprenticeships.
  • Question and answer session.
  • Skill Building Session
  • Students will learn how to blow dry hair and style hair and then shown how to create hair ups for all occasions, using different techniques and equipment
  • Freestyle Session
  • Students will showcase skills and techniques they have learnt.
  • Students will complete two different looks for two different occasions.
  • Students will present their models and discuss how they achieved the styles.
  • Discussion and feedback session.

COURSE INFORMATION

Duration of the Course : 1 day
Cost of the Course : £10
When: from 4pm – 7pm on Tuesdays
Where: Yazz Hairdressing Academy, Unit 1,1 Gladstone Road, Rawdon, Leeds LS19 6HZ

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • School students, 14 to 16 years of age
  • Work experience or Saturday work in a salon is an advantage
  • Work experience or Saturday work in a salon is an advantage.

HOW TO APPLY

You can email us on yazzhair@live.co.uk, telephone the recruitment team on 07961 226411 or contact us today!

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 MISSION STATEMENT

Yazz Hairdressing Academy

‘We believe education is the key and by pushing ourselves, investing in our learners future we achieve success.’

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PARENTS INFORMATION

find more information about our Academy.

If your son or daughter chooses a career in hairdressing an apprenticeship is the most common training route. They’ll be gaining real, paid work experience in a salon whilst they learn. Your child will be working in a salon for four days per week and attending training at our Yazz Hairdressing Academy in Leeds one day per week.

THE ACADEMY

Yazz Hairdressing Academy is a private training provider. We take great pride in the selection and training of our staff in order to ensure your child is safe and educated to the highest standard. This includes CRB checks and references, a practical safeguarding policy and stringent health and safety rules.

Our staff are highly qualified and continue to work in salons, and attending training themselves, as well as training apprentices in order to be able to provide students with the most up-to-date information and techniques. Everyone at Yazz Hairdressing Academy is dedicated to ensuring your son/daughter receives the best training and can graduate to work in any type of salon or hairdressing role they wish to.

Throughout the duration of your child’s apprenticeship we will invite you to information evenings and communicate with you regularly to keep you informed of progress and other important information. We operate an open-door policy, so should you have any issues or concerns you can come and discuss them with us directly.

AFTER YOUR APPRENTICESHIP

The majority of the apprentices we train go on to be offered full-time employment – often in the salon they have been training in. It doesn’t stop there though; apprenticeships give students the opportunity to progress onto other courses, such as barbering or other tailored courses, or onto the NVQ LEVEL 3 advanced apprenticeship at our Academy. You can also move on to roles that can take them all over the world!

SAFEGUARDING, EQUALITY & DIVERSITY

We are committed to safeguarding our students, staff and others from harm. The welfare and wellbeing of our apprentices and their trainers is paramount, regardless of their gender, ethnicity, disability, faith or sexuality. We take all allegations or concerns of abuse very seriously and have processes in places in order to deal with such complaints effectively. We operate a safe and robust recruitment method, which includes CRB checks and all our staff are trained in how to identify and report abuse, be that physical, verbal or online.

CONTACT US

If you would like to know more about either of these courses please contact our Academy or call us on 07961 226411. You can also email us at yazzhair@live.co.uk and we will get back to you.

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SALON EMPLOYERS INFORMATION

find more information about our Academy and Salons.

Leeds Hair Academy Apprenticeships are a cost-effective way to develop your business. As an employer you know how important it is to grow and improve you business, and investment in staff is essential to gain an edge over the competition.

INFORMATION

Apprenticeships are designed to deliver exactly what your business needs, giving you the skills for the future. They can help you to develop specialist or niche areas of the business, keep up with the latest technology and standards or train your existing staff in new skills.

The benefits of apprenticeships go beyond that though; staff who have time and faith invested in them will find they get a morale and confidence-boost, making them a happier employee and one who is more likely to stay with you. Apprenticeships give you control over how your future staff are trained – they are learning their core skills and customer service in your salon so there’s no need to coach them out of bad habits. It’s a great option for the apprentice too as they get to earn as they learn and gain vital work experience.

Take a look at these facts about the Apprentice Programme:

  • There are over 100,000 employers offering Apprenticeships in more than 160,000 locations
  • Over 80% of people are more likely to use a business if it offers apprenticeships to young people
  • Almost half of all businesses are set to hire apprentices by 2019
  • 78% of companies say they would be more likely to choose a supplier or partner if they too offered Apprenticeships

WHY CHOOSE YAZZ HAIRDRESSING ACADEMY?

Yazz Hair started as a small salon 19 years ago, since then we have expanded to three salons across Leeds and we’re proud to say that some of the original staff members are still with us today.

We strongly believe education is key to building a successful business that is always moving forwards and on top of the latest trends, technology and techniques. So much so that we employ a full-time, in-house educator who supports our trainees and ensures that all staff are up-to-date.

Our award winning team regularly attends seminars and often visits the TIGI academies in London and Manchester. We also host TIGI seminars at our salon in Leeds three times a year.

WHAT WE DO BEFORE WORKING WITH YOU

It is essential that our students receive the best training in order for them to become great hairdressing professionals. We are committed to providing quality training and we expect the same standard from the salons we work with too.

The first step is for a Yazz Hairdressing Academy representative to visit your salon and discuss with you in depth what Apprenticeships involve and your role and responsibility in the process. We will assess the health and safety of your salon through a risk assessment and make suggestions for changes needed where necessary.

In return we expect the salons we work with to be committed to providing the best possible training, including a thorough induction into the workplace, allowing time to attend the academy once a week, providing training opportunities in the salon where students can put their new skills into practice and allocating time for reviews and mentoring sessions too. We will of course be on hand to support and advise you should you need us.

We enjoy a great relationship with all of the salons we work with and we are always on the look out for more.

CONTACT US

If you would like to know more about Apprenticeship programme please contact our Academy or call us on 07961 226411. You can also email us at yazzhair@live.co.uk and we will get back to you.

CONTACT US

Need more information or details about a course? Don’t hesitate, contact us today!

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