Respectfully 003 – Training with Mark Woolley

It doesn’t matter if you are new to the industry or if you have 20 years experience, you’re going to need regular training. We all know that a when you first start out you have a lot to learn before working on the floor as a stylist, but what about our qualified stylists? With new techniques and products forever being launched, training shouldn’t stop just because you are qualified! Stylists need education in order to evolve, progress and move forward in their career.

Tune in to catch us chatting about the difference of attitudes between generations, as we note the drop-out rate in hairdressing is higher than ever before. This is something we need to tackle head-on by making more effort to show potential apprentices exactly where a career in hairdressing can take them.

Our guest this week:

Mark Woolley– Award winning hair stylist and the brains behind Electric Hairdressing. With 6 salons and 100 employees, Mark knows a thing or two about training, from apprentices through to teaching his stylists new techniques. Electric is hailed as one of the most exciting hairdressing brands and we can see why… as well as the six bespoke salons, Electric also have their own studio, an academy,  a professional product range and lets not forget about the award winning artistic team. Follow Mark on Instagram @markwoolley1

Hot topics:

  • Older apprentices – 2 mins 12 secs
  • Electric’s apprenticeship scheme – 3 mins 45 secs
  • Attracting apprentices – 5 mins 15 secs
  • Incentives -7 mins 18 secs
  • Colour education – 9 mins 6 secs
  • American training – 11 mins 30 secs
  • Free education – 12 mins 46 secs
  • Attitudes towards training – 14 mins 6 secs
  • College courses – 17 mins 45 secs
  • CPD – 20 mins 30 secs
  • Cultural differences – 24 mins 4 secs


Hosts: Nicky Pope and Lilly Cox
Guests: Mark Woolley

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