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Questions About Starting Your Apprenticeship With Hair Academy South West

We are sure that you have lots of questions about starting your apprenticeship with us, and hopefully we are able to answer some of these questions below.

If you have you more questions then please get in touch with us via email or phone.  We are always more than happy to talk through your options and help you to choose the course that is right for you.


Which course is best for me?

We will take the time to talk through your options and give you the best advice

What equipment will I need to buy before I start?

We recommend that you start with the essential equipment, which you can purchase from us in the form of kit bags.

How much is a kit bag?

Our kit bags start from £195 and include everything that you need to get started.

When can I start?

You can normally start at the time that best suits you, we have courses starting throughout the year.


What is work based learning?

It is a Government funded course; if you are eligible for this our Academy will discuss this with you.

What qualifications do I need?

You do not need any qualifications to start, just the desire to work hard and learn.

What should I wear?

You will need to dress in professional looking black coloured clothes.

Who benefits from the Academy?

Salon employers, school leavers, schools, pupils, mature students, models and everyone aged 16 and above.


How do I find a salon for an apprenticeship?

There are lots of different ways to find a salon to start your apprenticeship.

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How much will it cost?

Please have a look at our prices page for more information on costs.

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Where are you based?

We have an academy in Taunton.

Anything else that you would like to know?

Please contact us via the website, email or phone, we would love to help.


Call 01823 350 444 or Email [email protected]

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