Welcome a new Apprentice Training program courtesy of Megan Evans, owner of Adelaide’s In Awe Salon and In Awe Education. The comprehensive, evidence-based guide is designed to help salon managers and in-salon educators mentor their team, channelling Megan’s passion and experience into the important program.
Megan has been a salon owner for 15 years and educating for a decade. She is a Guest Artist for Goldwell, the Australian Ambassador for VARIS tools, a co-founder of the UNITY.Hair.Education collaboration and represents other international haircare brands.
The Apprentice Training Guide offers essential hairdressing foundations and trending and creative techniques, as directed to hairdressers with varying experience, from the levels of salon assistant to junior apprentice, colourist and fully qualified stylist. The material is delivered as an efficient resource with clear guidelines and checklists so students can ensure they meet the requirements at every level in their career.
“There are five levels to work through in the guide – Salon Assistant, Junior Apprentice, Apprentice Colourist, Apprentice Stylist and Senior Apprentice. It’s essentially a check list that directs the salon owner to know what’s next in the apprentice training journey, which ultimately simplifies part of the education process,” says Megan. “It also gives the apprentice the tools to search for the information they need to own their education journey, via communication with team members and the wealth of information that the Australian and international hairdressing industry has to offer.”
Megan was motivated by a want to offer her insights and knowledge into the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of hair to showcase a greater depth to hairdressing.
“In the hairdressing industry today, most of us know that hairdressing is definitely more than a job. It’s a vehicle for creativity, connection, wealth, job security and travel. No matter where we are in the world, the demand for hairdressers will always be high,” Megan said. “I’ve designed the guide with empowerment in mind; encouraging hairdressers to feel empowered to level up both in their skills, and confidence. This growth mindset will also encourage staff to feel confident in reaching their financial goals for their salon and ultimately, themselves.”
The guide is available as a Canva document that can be personalised and edited to the individual salon and their own processes and unique DNA. The guide is already being lauded for its comprehensive, thoughtful content, with assignments and details that make it a key education tool for salons.
“I’m extremely committed to helping salon owners and educators arm their hairdressers – especially those that are starting out – with techniques and skills across so many different levels that can carry them through their careers no matter what the current trend or vibe is,” Megan said.
For more information visit www.inaweeducation.com
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