I started work in a hairdresser’s when I was 13 as a Saturday employee. Realising this was the career path I wanted to take, as soon as I turned 16 I enrolled in a hairdressing course. After 14 months I had qualified. Starting work as a junior stylist in an Essex salon, I managed to build up a regular client base. I was here for 17 and a half years before, unfortunately, the salon ceased to trade and I was made redundant. Because of this I decided to take the clients I had accrued and work as a self employed hairdresser in another salon. I did this for 3 years.
Wanting a change, my family and I moved down to Selsey. We immediately fell in love with the area and its friendly people. I started work at Snip It hair salon in East Beach; it makes me happy that I now have a regular client base, as well as new people coming to visit me. I would say my strengths are that I am reliable, punctual, welcoming and just genuinely a very happy person!
I have wanted to be a hair stylist since I was 5 years old. My cousin was a hairdresser and used to teach me how to plait hair. After many hours sitting and copying, doing my own hair as well as my class mates at school; I fell in love wanting to be in this career line ever since.
I have completed one year of college, passing my level 2, cutting and styling services. This means when going into a salon environment I am already qualified to complete these aspects of hairdressing. Now receiving an apprenticeship with Snip It, I can continue and fully qualify in level 2 hairdressing. Learning on the job and obtaining some real customers of my own.
My favourite aspect with being a hair stylist is tinting and completing updos for events, among other occasions. Proof of my work is now on Snip It’s Facebook which is very exciting. I love seeing the difference you can make to someone's confidence when the appointment is finished.