You’re hired! Success as Hair Ott continues to create employment for young people.

Hair Ott have hit success with the first trial of their traineeship scheme.

Eight aspiring hairdressers completed a 13 week course; which gave them the opportunity to experience life as a Hair Ott apprentice. This provided them with a better understanding of hairdressing, including how to shampoo, apply colour and style hair.

During the 13 weeks these talented trainees worked towards an ‘Award in Preparation for a Successful Career in the Hair Industry’. After completion an award ceremony was held and they were all presented with their certificates and an SP Wella gift set.

All eight traineeships were signed onto their apprenticeship and are now raring to go!

Trainee Lucie Brown, commented:

“I have loved every minute of my traineeship; it’s scary how much I have learnt in just 13 weeks. I can’t wait to start my apprenticeship and become a great hairdresser”

Karen Moore, Head of Talent for Hair Ott commented:

“We are pleased with the successful first run of the traineeship. They have all worked incredibly hard, during their practical, theory and functional skills. We have watched them all grow over a short period of time and cannot wait to watch them grow into successful Hair Ott designers.”

H’Ott Hair Talent Competition

On Tuesday 20th May 2014 all our apprentices took part in the H’Ott Hair Talent Competition. The competition was a chance for all our future hairdressing stars to showcase their talent in front of a panel of judges – David and Tom from David Anthony Hairdressers alongside Otto and Barbara.

The competition had two categories:

Category 1: ‘Individual Award’ – Each competitor presented a model with a fashion focused hairstyle and colour. There were no barriers to their creativity.

Category 2:
‘Salon Team Award’ – As a team each salon presented a male and female model with salon wearable styles.

And the winners were:
Alice Atkins, Waterlooville for the Individual Award
Waterlooville Salon for Salon Team Award

Also highly commended:
Laura Brent for the Best Presentation
Lucy Feltham for the Best Moodboard
Katie Ibbotson for the Best Cut
Sam Meredith for the Best Colour

Watch all the presentations on our YouTube account at: http://www.youtube.com/user/HairOttPortsmouth

 

New Apprenticeship Partnership for Hair Ott

We have joined forces with one of the UKs best training providers, HTP training, to deliver hairdressing apprenticeships in the South East.

Together we are combining Hair Ott’s award winning knowledge of Hairdressing training with HTP’s speciality of designing and delivery of apprenticeships. Our aim is to create a hairdressing apprenticeship programme which understands the learner and gives them the tools and motivation to be successful.

Karen Moore, Head of Education and Talent at Hair Ott said:

‘We chose HTP as they are as passionate about education as we are. Together we see each learner as an individual, and tailor make their learning experience throughout their hairdressing apprenticeship with us.”

6 New Apprentices join the Hair Ott team

On Monday 6th August we welcomed six new apprentices to the Hair Ott family.

(pictured left to right Summer, Gemma, Charlotte, Kennedy, Chloe and Samantha)

We asked each of them: What are you most looking forward to within your training?

Summer (based at Hair Ott Portsmouth)

I am mainly looking forward to doing colours and practicing cuts and designs. I’m also looking forward to looking after clients and bonding with my team.

Gemma (based at Hair Ott North End)

I’m looking forward to doing hair and getting stuck in!

Charlotte (based at Hair Ott Waterlooville)

Using the different colours on clients and learning to cut.

Kennedy (based at Hair Ott Cosham)

Using colours and seeing their effect.

Chloe (based at Hair Ott Cosham)

Trying out new things such as colours and blowdrys.

Samantha (based at Hair Ott Waterlooville)

I’m really looking forward to being really hands on and working in my salon and training school.

Exciting times ahead!

Grade 1 from Ofsted

Hair Ott Academy has been named an ‘Outstanding Grade One provider for hairdressing training’ by Ofsted inspectors

‘This is a fantastic achievement and tribute to our dedicated, talented staff,’ said Hair Ott director Laura Ott. ‘We are proud to be giving the hairdressers of the future the very best start – it’s great news for the trainees and customers.’

Hair Ott has already tasted success, winning the British Hairdressing Award for training in September 2010. The company works to well above the required standards for vocational training, with learners leaving the Academy ‘salon-ready’ as employers want.

Students become professional, motivated and confident individuals who are able to think for themselves.

Ofsted was particularly impressed with Academy innovations such as ‘circle time,’ where learners use the colours red, amber and green to signal how they feel, if they’re eating properly and if they’re achieving what they want to.

This helps tutors spot any problems before they escalate – important in safeguarding trainees’ wellbeing as a whole, not just teaching them hairdressing skills.

As well as running one or two-year courses and apprenticeships, the Academy also works in local schools with 14-16 year-olds interested in a career in hairdressing.

Hair Ott Head of Education Karen Moore said: ‘Our training buzz words are Passion, Quality, Innovation and we are delighted to be giving students the tools to become fantastic hairdressers.’

Ofsted grades training schools Outstanding, Good, Satisfactory or Inadequate. Only a handful of Outstanding grades are awarded nationally.