MIG Training has been
providing quality hairdressing education
for more than 25 years
MIG Training is an Australian hair industry education pioneer and celebrated a milestone 25 years in business in 2016. The Brisbane-based registered training organisation is a family 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 25 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 are proud to deliver tailored apprenticeship training to 320 salons across Queensland and Tasmania. We currently train 490 apprentices and students and proudly graduated 110 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
With a career background in banking and finance, Anthony took the reins of the family business more than a decade ago and under his leadership MIG has steadily grown in size and reputation to become one of the country’s foremost hairdressing training organisations. Anthony’s vision for MIG Training is one of passion, commitment and ethics combined with a personal and friendly family vibe. This philosophy extends beyond his role as MIG Training principal through to the national hair industry’s peak body, The Australian Hairdressing Council, where he holds the position of director.
My hairdressing career began in 1982 and includes 12 years as a successful salon owner. During this time, I developed a passion for training and education and moved to MIG Training in 2007.
My role as Operations Manager is to support the college trainers, oversee the creation and delivery of training and assessments, along with the day to day operations of the college.
When I’m not running around MIG, I’m running for real. Having completed the Gold Coast marathon, my next life goal is to complete a triathlon.
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!
RESOURCE/MARKETING DEVELOPMENT & COLLEGE TRAINER
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!
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.
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.
My career started at 15 years old when I completed all my training through MIG and now I am proud to be a trainer here!
I have a passion for foiling, colouring, cutting and above all, creating a positive team and work environment.
You’ll see and hear me with my bubbly personality training students on the floor sharing my passion for all things hair.
When I’m not working at MIG, I work in a busy salon where I learn the latest trends and techniques and then deliver them to the students at MIG.
COLLEGE & EXTERNAL PROGRAMS TRAINER
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.
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.
WORKPLACE & COLLEGE TRAINER
Rozi started her apprenticeship with MIG Training in 1999 and completed her qualification in the country town of Murgon. Throughout the years Rozi’s love of hairdressing has seen her work at several prominent salons in Brisbane where she enjoyed managing and working with apprentices. In 2008 Rozi’s passion for working with apprentices saw her return to MIG Training, where as a workplace trainer, she has enjoyed training apprentices. Rozi loves workplace travel and is looking forward to meeting, inspiring and teaching many more apprentices in their own environment.
WORKPLACE & COLLEGE TRAINER
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!”
EXTERNAL PROGRAMS TRAINER
I have worked in Administration all my working life – from a small town local government office to a city law firm to many years with MIG Training. MIG is a family owned business and we are all part of a team working together to provide a great training experience. As part of the administration team my role encompasses a wide variety of tasks from checking daily attendance of students, to following up on paperwork, helping apprentices log into our online learning and much more. No two days are ever the same at MIG which makes for a fun and varied work life – especially when you add a hairdresser or two in the office….
Commencing her working career in beauty therapy, Stephanie transitioned into administration some years later and honed her professional skills in the legal system before joining the MIG Training team. Within her administrative duties at MIG Training, Stephanie consistently draws on her six years experience as a beauty therapist that has provided her with strong foundations in customer service and time management.