Apprentice Job Description

The awarding-winning Aveda salon Shai Hair in Clerkenwell is currently recruiting for talented individuals with a creative flair to join their friendly central London team.  Shai Hair is a young, innovative, boutique salon which has just been nominated for Best Independent Salon and Business Newcomer 2016.  Being an Aveda Salon we exclusively use hair products and hair colours developed by Aveda.  If you are creative, personable and keen to be part of an exciting, award-winning and growing salon in the heart of London’s creative centre, then we want to hear from you.


  • Assisting Stylists with hair styling and colouring for a diverse range of client hair types
  • Shampooing and conditioning client’s hair and applying hair treatments and head massages
  • Greeting clients, providing refreshments and helping to maintain the salon appearance
  • Attending formal Aveda training sessions as required and learning to advise clients on Aveda hair products
  • Learning to use the electronic point of sale system and dealing with some aspects of daily expenditure
  • Staying up-to-date on hairdressing trends and continually striving to grow (you will be part of a  highly knowledgeable winning team who will provide excellent support)


  • Previous experience would be an advantage but is not absolutely necessary
  • You must be passionate about the hairdressing industry and keen to learn from experienced Stylists
  • You must be a good communicator and have a friendly attitude
  • Computer literacy and the ability to learn the salon appointment booking system is required (training provided)
  • As a candidate you must be someone that enjoys working under pressure assisting the team in busy periods
  • We will provide academic support for NVQ Level 2 & 3
  • You will be attending the Aveda academy for exclusive courses

In return we can provide you with

  • Competitive salary package
  • Ongoing on-the-job training
  • We will support the candidate in curricular education for NVQ Levels 2 & 3
  • Aveda product training and commission on all retail sales
  • Excellent support for entering Industry Awards
  • Performance related staff discounts on Aveda products
  • Performance related bonuses on turnover expected

To apply please send your CV to or call 020 7490 5756 and speak to Petar or Adrian for further information.