Meet the Team...

Find out about us

Please read below to find out a little more about us – our training, our experience and why we get along with our clients.

AMY

Amy entered the hairdressing industry on leaving school and worked at a number of salons during her initial training period. She started work at Aldridge Hair Design Ltd in 2001where she continued her training to a high standard  as a ladies stylist and barber. Amy completed Level 3 Hairdressing NVQin 2003. Whilst working towards her Level 3 qualification, she also completed the Level 3 Diploma in Ladies Hairdressing, achieving  Distinction status and winning Student of the Year Award for her performance and achievement.

She has since completed advanced level qualifications in hairdressing training and assessing. She has continued to maintain continual professional development whilst attending countless workshops held nationwide for cutting, colouring and colour correction.
Amy has worked as a hairdressing Assessor both in salon and at various Colleges and Training Organisations since 2006.
With a wealth of knowledge and an excellent client base Amy took over the salon business at Aldridge Hair Design Ltd in 2012 and continues to work with the best professional brands in the industry enabling the salon to continue with its historic success.
Amy is a Senior State Registered Hairdresser and loves sharing her experience, innovative and fresh ideas and knowledge with others.

QUALIFICATIONS:
NVQ Level 2 Hairdressing
NVQ Level 3 Hairdressing
Level 3 Diploma Ladies Hairdressing (Distinction)
Diploma in Matrix Colouring Techniques
Certificate in Schwarzkopf Educational Colouring
A1 Level 3 Assessor Award in assessing candidate performance

PHILOSOPHY
Life isn’t perfect, but your hair can be.

GRAHAM

Graham has spent a life time (totalling 35 years) working in the hairdressing and barbering industry. Starting out in a family run business in the Midlands, he completed his training while working for a selection of large salon groups, alongside attending college and achieving a number of student of the year awards. He has since worked in many aspects of the industry, including work as a barber, and ladies hairdresser whilst managing a number of regional salons. His career has included extensive work in back-stage, runway and photo-shoots. He has worked extensively with Wella and Schwartskopf and his eye for detail has determined his inspirational ideas and innovative colouring and cutting techniques.

Owning his own salon was an integral aspect to Graham’s career plan and he opened Aldridge Hair Design Ltd in 1995, securing the government-backed Nationally Approved Salon Status in 1996. With high standards and a passion for the industry Graham started training hairdressers and barbers in 1997. He progressed to work as Assistant Curriculum Manager in the hairdressing department in one of the Midland’s top colleges.

He has completed many advanced hairdressing, barbering and teaching qualifications and he is a Master Craftsman Senior State Registered Hairdresser and Barber and is a Member of the Chartered Management Institute. He has worked extensively with one of the U.K’s leading Trichologists, adding to his expanding knowledge of hair science and current industry standards. Graham is now working on a national basis in a business consultancy role in addition to looking after his clients for 4 days a week at Aldridge Hair Design Ltd.

Graham prides himself on his knowledge of the hairdressing industry, training and client needs – reinforcing his skills in precision cutting and advanced colour correction.

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 1 Hairdressing NVQ
Level 2 Hairdressing NVQ
Level 3 Hairdressing NVQ
Level 3 Hairdressing Diploma
Level 4 Hairdressing (Technical and Business Management)
Level 2 Barbering
Level 3 Barbering
Diploma in Matrix Colouring Techniques
Certificate in Schwarzkopf Educational Colouring
NSLC Certificate in Applying Science in Hair Diploma
Pacific Institute Certificate in Investment in Excellence
Level 2 Certificate in Musculoskeletal Anatomy (Head & Neck)
Balmain Paris Certificate in Application, Colour & Design Hair Extensions
Level 3 NVQ in Indian Head Massage
A1 Level 3 Assessor Award in assessing candidate performance
V1  Level 4 Internal Verifier Award in Conducting Quality Assurance of the Assessment Process
Level 4 Diploma in Business Management & Development
Level 4 Stage One Teaching in Further Education
Level 4 Stage Two Teaching in Further Education
Level 5 Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (University of Worcester)

PHILOSOPHY

How you wear your hair is a way of saying who you are without having to speak.