What do local business leaders, a football legend and an MP all have in common? They are all in support of the newly opened Arrocca hairdressing training centre which was recently launched in Berkhamsted on the 13th May.
Arrocca is the brainchild of experienced hairdresser, Trisha Buller, who also owns Ciente - one of Berkhamsted’s most successful salons. Having spent over 30 years in the industry, Trisha believes that now is the right time to share her knowledge with those at the start of their careers.
The new purpose built training facility is based in a beautifully refurbished building in Dwights Yard (behind Villagio), and is supported by the leading Joshua Galvin Academy. Arrocca has the capacity to train up to 20 school leavers and apprentices to National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ) in Hairdressing Levels Two and Three. State-of-the-art theory rooms and a real salon environment allow learners to gain both skills and confidence.
Run by an expert team of dedicated trainers and assessors, Arrocca is a new centre of excellence for hairdressing education and takes a different approach by returning to industry core values. The hand-picked team is led by director Trisha, who is an experienced hairdressing educator with an intimate knowledge of hairdressing skills, trichology and science and successful salon management.
In launching Arrocca, Trisha is delighted to be able to share her passion for hairdressing, passing new skills and creative vision to the next generation of hairdressing professionals. Trisha explains,
The Arrocca team is incredibly dedicated and our training will focus on the traditional and fundamental skills of hairdressing and customer service.
At the centre’s official launch Trisha was joined by MP David Morris, who is an ex-salon owner, hairdresser and a champion of state registration for hairdressers in Parliament. David said,
Trisha and her team have a great vision to offer high-quality hairdressing training to people in their local area which I hope will provide quality education and employment opportunities.
Ex Watford and England Footballer, Luther Blissett, who helps young people in the area as part of his Team 48 motor racing business, was equally enthusiastic about the potential offered by the new facility. Luther commented,
I believe people like myself and Trisha who have had successful careers have a responsibility to do what we can to help young people living locally to enjoy similar opportunities.
This is a view which is shared by BDCC Chairman David Steadman,
As one of my first functions as chairman, I am delighted to endorse a new training centre in the town for young people starting off their careers. I am sure this will be a successful venture and a welcome initiative to add to the town’s reputation.
With Arrocca well underway, Trisha is keen to ensure she and her team of expert trainers share their knowledge with as many people in the region as possible. Describing her vision Trisha says,
Hairdressing is an industry of which I am incredibly proud and I will do what I can to ensure it continues to enjoy a superb reputation.
Arrocca: Unit 2, Dwights Yard, Berkhamsted, HP4 3HB