The Cutting Academy
The Cutting Academy is a club for 14 – 15 year olds who while still at school would like to develop some hairdressing experience. The club runs on a Saturday morning from 10am – 1pm and is open to anyone over the age of 14. the cost of the club is £1 per week.
(application forms are available from the salon or can be downloaded from this website).
The aim of the club which cost £30 to join (this buys a real hair training head which you keep as yours) and £1 to attend, is to give year 11 pupils a taste of what the hair & beauty industry is about without having to commit to a full time job or college course.
The club run by Aimee Moon at the Grove Experience salon covers all aspects of hairdressing, members will get to experience some cutting, perming, colouring, styling, hair-up, smoothing, extensions all at a basic intro level. This allows them to make informed decisions about their future careers while still at school.
The club starts out covering the basic skills working on each other then on to head blocks and then later bringing in models to work on.
For anyone who completes the full programme and stays up to finishing school, they would have a good ground knowledge of hairdressing, which would give them a great head start if they then choose hairdressing as a career. If they chose to apply to join our full time education NVQ programme they would be given first option on future positions within the company putting them at the front of the queue.
As a company we do not employ anyone out of college and we are not alone in this so this club gives any potential job applicant at any salon a great advantage when applying for what are now limited salon positions.