MIG Training has been providing quality hairdressing education for more than 30 years
WHO IS MIG TRAINING?
MIG Training is an Australian hair industry education pioneer and we are celebrating a milestone 30 years in business in 2021. We are a registered training organisation which has been a family owned business with a proud heritage of over 60 years in Australian hairdressing.
MIG Training is spearheaded by director Anthony Gray, the third generation to build on this impressive family legacy. From grandfather Jim Gray’s barbershop in the 1940s, to dad Rod Gray’s salons in the 1970s, MIG Training was born in 1991. For 30 years we have embraced a philosophy of passion, commitment and ethics within the hairdressing industry.
MIG Training is one of only 14 Registered Training Organisations in the country to hold gold standard accreditation as RTO Select from the Australian Hairdressing Council, endorsed as ‘best of breed’ by the industry association.
Located just 15 minutes from the Brisbane CBD, MIG Training is proud to deliver tailored apprenticeship training to over 300 salons across Queensland. We currently train over 500 apprentices and students and have proudly graduated over 150 hairdressers and barbers in the last 12 months.
WHAT MAKES MIG TRAINING DIFFERENT TO OTHER PROVIDERS?
THE BEST TEACHERS
Our trainers are experienced, enthusiastic and fresh. They work in the industry so they know exactly what is trending as well as what clients and salon owners want. From the latest celebrity colour to the most technical of haircuts, we know what is current and relevant in haircutting, colouring and hairstyling for success in daily salon life. Our trainers provide support and education that extends way beyond the standard curriculum.
A TAILORED APPROACH TO YOUR BUSINESS
Not all apprentices are the same, just like no two salons are the same. We don’t believe in a cookie cutter approach to education at MIG Training; we treat each of our clients and students as individuals. We are flexible in the structure, timing, location and delivery of our training in order to best suit your salon and the student.
YOUR SUCCESS IS OUR SUCCESS
The satisfaction of our clients and students is our ultimate priority. We listen and gather feedback so we can continually evolve our education and teaching methods in order to deliver best practice.
WE ARE IN FOR THE LONG HAUL
We are about building relationships – with our salon clients, our students, and our guest educators within the industry. We have clients whom we trained as apprentices that now have their own salons and send their team to train with us because they believe in the MIG way. We are very proud of the longstanding relationships we have with our customers.
WHAT WE OFFER SALONS TO SUPPORT THEIR APPRENTICES AND HAIRDRESSERS
• Consistent, structured and professional communication.
• Inspiration and passion for the trade from young, current and experienced educators.
• Flexible training – workplace or college delivery.
• A tailored and salon specific plan unique to your salon and team.
• The best quality education, including specialist training by some of the industry’s leading educators.
• Training resources for the entire salon.
• Connection to industry events and competitions to encourage and inspire students, such as Hair Expo and the Brisbane Hair & Beauty Expo.
• An on-site working salon open to the public so students can practice what they learn.
WANT TO FIND OUT MORE?
Why not visit MIG Training for a college tour or send an apprentice to spend the day with us so you can see firsthand what MIG Training is all about. Alternatively, we’d happily visit you in salon to discuss the ins and outs of the apprenticeship system and how MIG Training can work with you.
THE MIG TEAM
In a previous life, I had a career in Banking and Finance. Taking the reins of MIG Training (our family business) more than 15 years ago was the start of an incredible journey.
Multiple generations of our family have been lucky enough to be part of an industry that has provided security and supported all our dreams.
Our vision is for future generations of hairdressers, barbers, and salon owners to be able to experience all the incredible things the hair industry has given to our family.
I received first class training and experience within the Toni & Guy fold and progressed to the role of Artistic Director, which provided a solid platform for training and presenting.
Educating at MIG Training since 2011 has allowed me to pass on my knowledge to the next generation of stylists. Long hair and cutting are my favourites, fuelled by a love for texture and shape.
When I’m not sitting in front of a camera making training videos for our Canvas platform, I am likely to be sitting in front of a tv binging myself into a coma!
Administration has been my world since 1986, with a career starting in banking and moving through the years into office management and now Administration Manager at the fabulous MIG.
My world at MIG Training ……… paper, processes, forms, reporting, policies and procedures and Canvas – with lots of smiles and laughs thrown in.
And when you call our office, I will most likely answer your call, and help you with any questions. Please say Hi!
My career has been driven by a passion for colouring and cutting. I encourage a high standard in training and I have now brought this with me to MIG.
You’ll find me on the training floor throughout the day. With previous certification and technical colour experience, I enjoy sharing my knowledge with the students.
My drive to encourage the new generation of stylists covers all aspects of hairdressing and comes from a desire to lift the quality in each student.
I have been fortunate to be in this industry since 1992 and love that I get to share my knowledge and passion with up and coming future stylists.
Competing in competitions and photographic shoots for magazines and other publications has always been a passion of mine.
Teaching students all aspects of hairdressing, building their confidence, and preparing them for where this awesome industry can take them is something I am very passionate about.
Since 2015 I have ran my own successful business and have built strong relationships with my loyal clients.
I became a trainer at MIG to inspire and guide the next up and coming stylists, so they can reach their full potential in the industry that I love.
I am a busy Mum of two and when I’m not training or running my own business, I am outdoors spending precious moments with my family.
WORKPLACE & COLLEGE TRAINER
I started my apprenticeship with MIG Training in 1999 and completed my qualification in the country town of Murgon. Throughout the years, my love of hairdressing has seen me work at several prominent salons in Brisbane where I enjoyed managing and working with apprentices.
In 2008, my passion for working with apprentices saw me return to MIG Training, where as a workplace trainer, I have enjoyed training apprentices. I love workplace travel and look forward to meeting, inspiring and teaching many more apprentices in their own environment.
WORKPLACE & COLLEGE TRAINER
My hairdressing journey started as an apprentice with Toni & Guy where my passion for advance colour techniques became a 9 year career path in the industry as a colour technician. I’ve always loved education and in salon training so joining MIG in 2020 was a great opportunity.
I really enjoy all aspects of workplace training from building relationships with my salons/barbershops to motivating and guiding them through their apprenticeship journey.
Out of hairdressing or Fun fact: I’m what you call a C.I.P.P.A (Crazy Indoor Plant People Australia). Any rare and exotic plants that live in greenhouses, I’m your person.
As a Workplace Trainer since 2003, I have helped many apprentices become hairdressers and barbers. I have had the pleasure of working with employers and meeting their training needs.
Recognising that apprentices have different abilities and salons have different requirements, means that my most important role is listening, advising, and guiding salons to achieve training results that are best for the apprentice, employers and our industry.
Hairdressing has been my career. I have never done anything else and still love working in the industry.
I managed numerous salons before joining MIG Training and feel very privileged to have been here from the very start.
I love being a workplace trainer as I enjoy building relationships with all my salons/barbershops. It keeps me up to date with industry changes like products, techniques, fashions and trends.
EXTERNAL PROGRAMS MANAGER & TRAINER
My hairdressing career started in the late 70s with British icon Vidal Sassoon. My passion for education developed as an apprentice. I could not wait to learn the next new structure or colour technique.
I deliver programs to disadvantaged and disengaged students. I inspire them to change there thinking, aim higher, and reach their dreams. In return, the students inspire me with their drive and resilience. They are amazing human beings.
EXTERNAL PROGRAMS TRAINER
Starting in 1985, Hairdressing opened a world of creativity and excitement for me. I owned successful salons, competed in National hairdressing competitions, and most importantly, built some great relationships along the way.
As well as my passion for hairdressing, I have always wanted to teach, as it was my teachers who inspired me.
I feel I am living the dream by delivering training to the new generation, and encourage them to live by Madonna’s mantra – “Express yourself!”
COLLEGE & EXTERNAL PROGRAMS TRAINER
EXTERNAL PROGRAMS TRAINER