About

Dare Salon and Academy is a dynamic and innovative vocational training organisation that specialises in high quality hairdressing training. Dare offers high quality training in Apprenticeships at our hairdressing academies in Waltham Abbey, Essex. Dare provides training to hairdressing salons as well as training individuals that want a career in hairdressing. We provide training for salon juniors and we also provide salons with trainee Apprentices Courses that have been carefully selected to meet the salons own requirements.

All Dare courses have been carefully designed to motivate young people who want to be hairdressers to be the best that they can be; 'Aspire to Achieve Excellence'. We offer training that is designed to deliver a real work based experience and use professional teaching staff from within the industry to ensure that the curriculum meets the needs of the modern salon environment. Our innovative fast track Apprenticeship will also offer key employability skills such as customer service, commercial salon awareness and product sales.

 
 

Dare Salon Academy

Anyone who works for the Dare Salon and Academy has had a vast amount of experience within the industry and is credited by their achievements on their portfolio. This means all students receive detailed teaching on technical creative techniques and skills, and also benefit from their contacts and commercial understanding as working stylists.

Our classes are run numerous times throughout the year and are kept very small (no more than 10 students ) in order to maximise the learning potential and learning outcomes. This ensures plenty of attention and one-to-one focus from specially trained educators.

We believe we are one of the leading academies in the industry. We are a progressive academy with the most up to date training methods. Our syllabus implements this - taught by professional hair stylists/qualified tutors who stay in touch with the latest trends by actively working as freelancers within the industry and bringing this knowledge back to our students.

Our fresand creative teaching methods developed from the need for a technically specific and practical syllabus, and is structured in a way to develop your style for your career.

Our Mission

Our mission is for all our students to achieve their educational goals and to continue to learn throughout their lives. We also aim for the time at the Academy to be an enjoyable period of personal development. In this way, our students will be ready for a changing world and will contribute to the future of the Hairdressing Industry.

Dare Salon Courses

Level 2 NVQ Hairdressing VTCT
This qualification will provide you with the requisite knowledge, understanding and skills to work competently as a hairdresser. Throughout this qualification you will ensure responsibility to reduce risks to health and safety, give customers a positive impression, advise and consult with clients, shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp, change hair colour, cut hair using basic techniques, style and finish hair and set and dress hair.

You will be supervised by technical staff and assessed on your occupational competence.

Course Content
Practical and Theoretical
Time
12 Weeks (Fast Track) - 10am - 5pm
Price
£2,999 +VAT
Portfolio
Live Models / Mannequin

This course can also be tailored for more advanced hairdressers. Your tutor will assess your level and adapt the course to suit you. This advanced course will include demonstrations, and hands on workshop sessions incorporating the latest techniques, trends and cuts for updating your current abilities.

Both beginners and advanced courses include practice on live models throughout.

Students are welcome to bring in a camera to take photos during this course.

Level 2 NVQ Afro Combined Hairdressing
The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing (Combined Hair Types) (QCF) is a job-ready qualification based on National Occupational Standards (NOS).

This qualification will provide you with the requisite knowledge, understanding and skills to work competently as a hairdresser. Throughout this qualification you will ensure responsibility to reduce risks to health and safety, give customers a positive impression, advise and consult with clients, shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp, change hair colour, cut hair using basic techniques, style and finish hair and set and dress hair.

You will be supervised by technical staff and assessed on your occupational competence.

Course Content
Practical and Theoretical
Time
12 Weeks (Fast Track) - 10am - 5pm
Price
£2,999 +VAT
Portfolio
Live Models / Mannequin

This course can also be tailored for more advanced hairdressers. Your tutor will assess your level and adapt the course to suit you. This advanced course will include demonstrations, and hands on workshop sessions incorporating the latest techniques, trends and cuts for updating your current abilities

Both beginners and advanced courses include practice on live models throughout.

Students are welcome to bring in a camera to take photos during this course.

One Week Hair Cutting Course
This intensive 5 day course is designed for beginners and current hairdressers wishing to refresh and advance their skills.

The beginner's course will teach you the basic skills and techniques to achieve high quality salon work. This course includes demonstrations and hands on workshop sessions, and in depth understanding of one length graduation, layering techniques, and fringes. A great confidence booster for those of you starting out in the hairdressing industry.

This course is also perfect for those of you who apply hair extensions but would like to learn how to cut on a fast-track course.

Course Content
Practical and Theoretical
Time
1 Week - 10am - 4:30pm
Price
£1,250 +VAT
Portfolio
Live Models / Mannequin

This course can also be tailored for more advanced hairdressers. Your tutor will assess your level and adapt the course to suit you. This advanced course will include demonstrations, and hands on workshop sessions incorporating the latest techniques, trends and cuts for updating your current abilities.

Both beginners and advanced courses include practice on live models throughout.

Students are welcome to bring in a camera to take photos during this course.

One Week Hair Colour Course
This intensive 5 day course is designed for beginners and current hairdressers wishing to refresh and advance their skills.

The beginner's course will teach you the basic skills and techniques to achieve high quality salon work. This course includes demonstrations and hands on workshop sessions, and in depth understanding of one length graduation, layering techniques, and fringes. A great confidence booster for those of you starting out in the hairdressing industry.

This course is also perfect for those of you who apply hair extensions but would like to learn how to cut on a fast-track course.

Course Content
Practical and Theoretical
Time
1 Week - 10am - 4:30pm
Price
£1,250 +VAT
Portfolio
Live Models / Mannequin

 

Reviews

Best Blow-dry!
Jayde Russell

Best blow-dry love it so much thank you

Amazing every time!
Carolyn Narinesingh

Amazing every time. Love getting my hair done here and being an apprentice at the academy

Love my hair!
Kerry McKay

Love my hair, love the girls xxxx

We absolutely love our hair!
Krystal Gardner

Thank you Sharon we absolutely love our hair...X

#LoveDare
Ellie Bridgeman

Had maddy do my hair, massive change, cut ALOT of my hair off. Absolutely love it, so much healthier and manageable. Will definitely be going back for another cut soon! #LoveDare

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