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5th Avenue Hair & Beauty

5th Avenue Hair & Beauty Spa has been established in Bedford town centre for over 12 years.  Well known local business woman and hairdresser Kerry Cash started up the salon to provide a one stop shop for all hair and beauty services.

Kerry Cash

When Kerry was asked about her reasons for taking on an apprentice she explained:

“I am passionate about investing in people and believe that the best way of achieving hairdressing skills is to combine the technical training achieved at the College alongside “hands on experience” within a salon.  Hairdressing is not just about cutting someone’s hair but also being able to communicate with your clients and provide excellent customer care.  An apprenticeship scheme is excellent for combing both of these skills.”

“Many of the apprentices I take on come from extended work experience but the College have also found me apprentices over the years.  Our apprenticeship liaison officer Sonia and assessor Nicky work very closely together and provide me with regular feedback on how my staff are developing.”

Kerry advised that Daniel has already benefited her business by establishing his own client base, bringing in new customers to the salon.  He finished his apprenticeship early and has already won competitions by showcasing his hairdressing skills.

“I would definitely recommend taking on an apprentice to another company and I am already looking for more apprentices for 5th Avenue Hair and Beauty Spa.”