Would you like to be a professional hairstylist? If so, the good news is that the L’Oréal Professional African Salon Institute is set to open in Joburg’s trendy Braamfontein in the last quarter of 2013.
The institute will be part of a global network of L’Oréal training institutes and the first of its kind in Africa.
‘Many hairstylists in South Africa are self-taught, so there’s a need for more professionally trained hairstylists in the industry,’ says L’Oréal Professional Products Division general manager, Jane Maclaren-Taylor.
The training centre aims to address job shortages and a lack of financial means for education by offering a flexible approach to training at an affordable rate.
The full-time programme will be conducted over eight months with classes scheduled for three-and-a-half hours in the morning or afternoon, Tuesday to Friday. The part-time programme will be conducted over 16 months with classes scheduled from 9am to 5pm on a Monday or Saturday.
Both full-time and part-time courses comprise a theory phase and a practical component. The course covers subjects such as cut, colour, styling, treatment and salon-management skills.
Successful graduates will be assisted in finding job opportunities in salons or in establishing their own salons.
How much does it cost? You pay a registration fee of R1 500.
The full-time programme is R30 438, payable at R3 617.25 per month. The part-time programme is R32 490, payable at R1 936.88 per month.