Interview with Hair Dresser, SarahFriday, 13 July 2012
Today on Letís Get Working I am talking to Sarah, who is a hairdresser. We will be discussing what it takes to become a hair dresser? What hair dressing salons look for when hiring an apprentice hair dresser?
Why did you become a hair dresser?
I always wanted to be a hair dresser since I was 3, I used to cut my barbies hair and colour their hair. Something Iíve always wanted to do
What does your role involve as a hair dresser?
When I first started my apprenticeship I would Wash hair, sweep the floor and answer the phone.As I got through my apprenticeship I applied colours, permed hair, cut hair and did upstyles
What was involved in the hair dressing apprenticeship?
TAFE on Wednesdays, Sunday and Monday off, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday at the salon
Did you have homework to do for TAFE?
Yes, I had homework - weekly projects, written work and photographic.
Was it homework you had to do at home or in the salon?
Some I did at home and some I did at work. At home I did research & at the salon I was look on and assessed by my supervisors
What tips can you give someone who wants to get into hair dressing?
I started working part-time at 15 years old, I was still at school. I worked on Saturdayís & Thursday nights, I gained lots of experience and got to know what it is like and I made lots of contacts.
What are you doing now in the realm of hair dressing?
Sarah, now has her own business doing hair for weddings and formals and has been doing this for 15 years.
What other tips would you like to give our viewers?
There are lots you can do to prepare through school. There are courses and TAFE and there are also pre-apprenticeship courses you can do that will give you lots of skills employers like.You can also fast track your apprenticeship and do it in one year at a private college, but this is expensive.
Until next time,
Enjoy the journey!