Education - 1 October 2023
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Why You Really Are In Expert Hands
Did you know that Francesco Hair Salon Stylists undergo years of training and continued education to ensure that you, our fabulous clients, receive the most up to date, personalised hair service and hair care advice?
We believe in providing all our customers with an outstanding hair care experience and this starts with the unrivalled training and education of our teams. All our Stylists must achieve a minimum Level 3 qualification before they can work in our salons, a level above the industry standard of Level 2. In addition, all newly qualified Stylists attend our own intensive finishing programme, Vardering, where they finesse and perfect their cutting and styling techniques, giving them the skills and confidence to provide all our clients with an excellent service from day one.
Each Stylist then continues to grow and develop their hairdressing craft every year, by attending our Advanced Education Academy, plus many other inspirational events and seminars.
Did you know ?
Francesco Hair Salon trains over 250 Hairdressing Apprentices each year!
Apprenticeships are at the heart of our whole Company culture and structure. Most of our Stylists start their hairdressing careers as Apprentices and spend two and a half years training at the salon and our Academies to become fully qualified.
We are also incredibly proud to have been named amongst the Top 50 SME Apprenticeship Employers 2022 in the UK by the Department of Education!
Officially ranking 18th within the Employers list, we’re proud to offer such a quality programme that provides true development and career opportunities and champions diversity to appeal to learners from a range of backgrounds to help them succeed in their careers.
Apprentices develop exceptionally good work skills and personal and social behaviours, which greatly enhance their potential careers and prospects…
It’s an essential part of our Business to ensure that all team members have access to continued training and development throughout the entire year, every year.
Which is why Francesco Hair Salon offers free education as standard to all our Franchisees and teams as part of our Franchise Agreement, at our Advanced Education Academy.
The course lasts for 12 weeks, where the students are given in-depth colour education, ending with 3 days of final examinations. It takes full commitment and dedication from the students in order to successfully pass the course.
Investing in Our People
Never Stop Learning
Our clients can be assured that they are in the safest hands in the country when it comes to colour, as most Francesco Hair Salon now house a Colour Specialist who can turn their hand to any query; from assessing the correct colour to match skin tones, to correcting a colour mishap.
The Colour Specialist graduates form part of an elite group of experts across the UK & Ireland who offer the ultimate in professional knowledge and the skill to create perfect colour every time.
Each Course is delivered by a specialist in that area of hairdressing, from cutting and colouring, to styling and Curly Hair and everything in between. This ensures that our Stylists learn and are inspired by a team sharing their passion, breadth of knowledge and skill to really bring each course to life; by people who live and breathe their specialism and have the experience to guide our Stylists to not only grow their expertise but provide the best possible experience for our clients.
More than just Hairdressing
Hair Stylists aren’t always simply there to cut hair; they often act as confidants and a sympathetic ear.
The well-being of our clients and staff is of the utmost importance to us and as such have partnered with providers to train our teams in the awareness of Domestic Abuse and Mental Health.
Sometimes, when it comes to Domestic Violence, the salon environment is the only place where people can feel safe enough to open up. We partnered with Staffordshire Women’s Aid to deliver Domestic Violence Training to teams across the whole Group.
Also partnering with Respond Training, many of our teams have become certified First Aiders for Mental Health – supporting colleagues, Apprentices or clients who may be experiencing mental health difficulties. There to help identify early symptoms of ill mental health, to start supportive conversations, provide a safe and non-judgemental space to speak freely and provide reassurance & assess the risk of self-harm or suicide. Mental Health First Aiders will then signpost and encourage the appropriate professional support.
At Francesco Hair Salon, our talented teams are here to provide their up-to-the-minute expertise to help you take time to refresh and focus on you, ensuring you walk out of our doors with a completely bespoke, hand-crafted hairstyle and feeling fabulous.
Find out more…
Contact your local Francesco Hair Salon to book in for a bespoke consultation and explore which colour techniques will work for you.
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