OPEN Hairdressing academy in Hemel Hempstead set to welcome apprentices of all ages

A new academy has launched that hopes to make hair stylists in Hemel a cut above the rest.

By Olivia Preston
Thursday, 31st March 2022, 5:36 pm

OPEN Hairdressing’s own apprentices started at the academy in January – and it will welcome new starters in April.

John Palmer, one of four directors at OPEN, said that creating OPEN Education was the ultimate dream for the team.

He explained: “We thought of how we could take us to the next step, we’ve all chipped in and we've opened our own academy.

Sign up to our daily Hemel Today newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

“We can now focus on the next generation of hairdressers and bring that London approach to Hertfordshire.”

OPEN Hairdressing has also ensured that apprentice positions are available to people of all ages as part of the new academy based in Maylands Plaza.

“We're now in a position where we can offer people the opportunity to become hairdressers from any age group, because usually once they're a little bit older, they struggle to be apprentices.”

Read More

Read More
Ukraine: Hemel yoga teacher and author raises more than £2k for Ukraine and send...

As well as offering two training days a week, the academy will also double as a blow-dry bar from Wednesday next week (April 6) when customers can enjoy a wash, blow-dry and drink for £10.

And the education centre has all the equipment needed for working with both men's and women’s hair.

John and his fellow directors are from Hemel Hempstead, and want to use the academy as a way of helping out the local area.

He said: “We’re really passionate about what we do and we want to give it back to the community.”