Hairbiz Year 16 Issue 2 Out Now

Hairbiz Year 16 Issue 2 Out Now

Check out this month’s HairBiz Magazine. Great story by MIG Director Anthony Gray on The Role of RTOs on page 46. Be creative. Have fun. Dare to be different.

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HAIR BIZ is the only magazine of its kind which offers a comprehensive look at both the business and image side of the hair industry. It provides salon owners with tools and information to be more successful and knowledgeable when it comes to business skills as well as keeping them informed with trend forecasts, interviews, profiles, news, reviews and product info.

What is the Role of Your RTO?

What is the Role of Your RTO?

For a salon to successfully train an apprentice, a strong working relationship with your Registered Training Organisation (RTO) is critical. Invariably, like all partnerships, there will be times when you need to work with your RTO to resolve issues that arise and without a strong understanding of exactly what the RTO’s responsibilities are this can be difficult.

Particularly, because apprenticeships can be complicated for all the parties involved and at times the priorities of each of the parties may appear to compete. Juggling the priorities of the apprentice, the needs of the salon combined with the requirements of the formal training package requires a clear understanding of the roles and responsibilities of all involved. So again, the best advice would be to get to know exactly what your RTO’s role is, so that you can work with them to achieve the best outcomes.

The first responsibility for an RTO on the apprenticeship journey is to work with the employer to ensure that all the right conditions and support are in place for each and every apprentice. This will include ensuring there are qualified hairdressers in place to supervise and mentor the apprentice. That the salon has the range of work the apprentice needs to undertake to cover all aspects of the Certificate III qualification and that any learning, literacy and numeracy needs of the apprentice are identified in order to put in place support where required.

Secondly, the RTO is responsible for the delivery of the formal training and assessment. The first step of this process is to negotiate and develop a training plan with the salon and your apprentice. As part of that training plan there will be so timeframes that you will need to work towards. Depending on which state you are based in this could three or four years for a fulltime apprentice. The training plan is the centre piece of the induction process which will also cover your options for delivery and assessment. Will your apprentice attend college? If so, how often? Will you opt for workplace delivery and what might that look like? This plan will be put in place along with a time-line for review. This initial planning phase will also cover things such as any training costs or obligations.

Thirdly, the RTO will manage progress. Most colleges will do this by providing your apprentice and yourself with a training record that records each unit of competency as it is completed as you work through the qualification. Along with the training plan the training plan the training record book will sits within the salon and shows that you’re regularly moving and completing your work in line with your timeline. It also provides evidence that can be provided to state training authorities to demonstrate apprenticeship progression. The RTO will regularly check that with you and then manage your apprentices training plan in unison with the training record to make sure that the progression is happening. An important responsibility of and RTO is to notify and work with you if the apprentice is not progressing to plan. in the areas of numeracy and literacy the RTO is the first port of call. Having conducted literacy and numeracy assessment sat the outset the RTO can identify any issues that require support and either provide additional learning support themselves or work with external specialist agencies to support every apprentice through their journey.

Finally, there is completion. When it comes time to complete your apprentice a completion agreement is signed by all parties. Only once the salon, the apprentice and RTO are in agreement on completion is a qualification issued. Once a qualification has been issued your apprentice can move on in their career as a fully qualified Hairdresser or Barber in industry. For many this a life changing outcome and the result of more than 3 years of blood, sweat and tears. An amazing outcome built on the critical partnership between the salon and the RTO. Knowing the role that your RTO plays in developing your emerging stylists provides the salon and the apprentice the very best chance to not only last the journey but to be part of an incredible training experience.

A Kaleidoscope of Colour

A Kaleidoscope of Colour

Chroma is the Greek word for colour and Chroma Hair Studio was inspired by a kaleidoscope view into colour and creating a client service-centric salon. Kim and her husband George Astro opened Chroma Hair Studio in November of 2009. The desire was two-fold: introduce a new salon to the West End community and create a place where knowledge could be passed on.

As both Kim and George have roots in the area, setting up shop in Highgate Hill in Brisbane inner city suburb was a natural choice. “The West End culture is a very positive experience in our lives. Our children grew up in the beautiful surroundings of the multicultural West End.

Chroma Hair Studio is a team of nine, caring, talented and inspired hairdressers who create amazing looks for their clients. The team consists of six stylists, two apprentices and a salon assistant. As the name suggests Chroma are the colour experts with a reputation for amazing balayage.

In the 11 years since its opening, Chroma has drawn a loyal following. The sense of community, which is available in droves in West End is what rests at Chroma’s core. It is a place without hierarchy, where team members respect and care for each other, thriving in the art of hair styling. “We love coming to work every day because it’s the best feeling in the world to see how confident and happy our clients are because they know they look beautiful.”

Kim Astro does not understand the concept of a dull day — the hair guru has owned salons since she was 19 and education has always played a critical role. Kim is a member of the L’Oreal Matrix Australian Design Team working to provide education and inspiration for hairdressers across Australia while also engaging in photo shoots, stage work, and entering hair competitions. As part of the L’Oreal Australian design team Kim educates in her signature balayage techniques – Selfie lights, Glam lights and Sassy lights across the country

“My goal is to inspire and empower others,” said Kim. “To continue spreading the love of education through the hairdressing world, be the best educator, boss and mum I can be while running a very successful business and having a bloody fun time on the journey.”

As the AHIA “Best In- Salon Training” award recipient and QLD State Salon of the year finalist in 2016, education is fundamental to Chroma Hair Studio’s DNA. The education philosophy starts at the very beginning with a tailored and specific recruitment process. The key ingredient being a quest for personality and passion. An apprentice or stylist with personality and passion is key. “If the person has those attributes then the extra training and skills are easy to teach.”

The team follows an innovative training approach which is tailored to the needs of each individual stylists. Each team member completes a training planner at the beginning of the year. The planner focuses on skills and each member undertakes a detailed self-assessment where they rate themselves across the range of skills, highlighting areas where they would like extra education and training. From this self-assessment Kim designs an individual training plan for each team member for the year.

In addition to the individual training plans structured weekly training ensures everyone is up to date on styles, trends, and helping clients find what they did not even know they needed. To support the in-salon training program Chroma Hair Designs have important partnerships in place. “MIG Training are our main training partners. They have been looking after our apprentices since 2010. Before that, we were using a different provider but getting very little training and communication. Since partnering with MIG, training future superstars has become a much simpler process”

MIG + In-Salon + tailored extra education is the approach to apprenticeship training and the secret to the success in Chroma developing their own. The training approach incorporates a workplace model of delivery where MIG mentor, support and assess in-salon. This approach has been successful for many years. In recent times this approach has also been adapted to include a component of traditional college delivery at MIG. As always Chroma are constantly looking for the edge in building the skills of the team.

The structured approach to internal training and working closely with education partners and suppliers is rounded off with an incredible connection to industry and external educators. Team Chroma connect with the very best in education and training by networking and attending all major industry events.

A culture of education, growth and connection has delivered on Chroma’s founding desire to create a place where knowledge could be passed on. Combined with a passion for the industry and an incredibly positive, caring approach to the way they treat people, Chroma has built a much-loved brand that is respected by all who cross their path.

Hairbiz Year 16 Issue 1 Out Now

Hairbiz Year 16 Issue 1 Out Now

Check out this month’s HairBiz Magazine.

Great story by Anthony Gray on boosting apprentice commencement funding on page 72 .

Also, check out MIG Training’s big win at the 2021 Australian Hair Industry Awards (AHIA) on page 33.

Happy reading! 📖🐛

Be creative. Have fun. Dare to be different.

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HAIR BIZ is the only magazine of its kind which offers a comprehensive look at both the business and image side of the hair industry. It provides salon owners with tools and information to be more successful and knowledgeable when it comes to business skills as well as keeping them informed with trend forecasts, interviews, profiles, news, reviews and product info.

“2021 Australian Hair Industry Awards- Business” Crowns Winners For Biggest Year Ever

“2021 Australian Hair Industry Awards- Business” Crowns Winners For Biggest Year Ever

As Australia’s hair industry finally starts taking steps to reopen, rebuild and recover, Sunday 28 November saw the winners of the 2021 AHIA- Business categories announced on social media livestream as entrants watched on with anticipation. After an incredibly challenging 18 months and the disappointment of the cancelled awards gala event due to continued border uncertainty, it was time for these talented creatives to celebrate with their teams closer to home.

Launched in 2014 by esteemed media company Mocha Group, the AHIA- Business are the trusted national award platform which provide a benchmark of excellence across specialist, group and individual categories. The 2021 awards marked the largest number of entries ever received in the AHIA history across the 27 awards demonstrating the importance that this program has within the hair industry framework, pushing each and every hairdresser and salon owner to be their best on set, backstage and behind the chair.

Sponsors included some of the biggest brands in the industry including EVY, Timely, Wella, L’Oreal, Salon Lane, Excellent Edges, Revlon, Redken, Zing Project, Schwarzkopf, Shortcuts, Sustainable Salons, Kitomba, KMS, Goldwell, Private Label Dynamics, Hot Tools and DNA. The comprehensive list of expert judges includes Charles Marcus (Canada), Ruth Hunsley (UK), Faye Murry and Julie Bellinger-Gibb (UK) as well as media including Nicole Healy – Melbourne Hair Blogger, Samantha McMeekin – Beautyheaven, Amy Starr – Freelance Beauty Journalist, Louise May – Hair Biz and Clare Lamberth – Beauty Biz. This year’s judges all agreed that the calibre of the entries was outstanding.

Mocha’s Linda Woodhead was proud to see the industry rally yet again to cheer on their peers,

“Yet another awards gala cancellation couldn’t dampen our excitement and keeping in touch with all of our finalists via social media during the livestream announcement really felt like we were all together again. My hugest congratulations to all our deserving winners and you best believe that we will all make up for it at the 2022 AHIA’s as the industry finally reconnects.”

2021 AHIA BUSINESS WINNERS

CARE TREAT AND STYLE PRODUCT AWARDS

CARE

Sponsored By HARBIZ

Pure Organic Goddess Shampoo & Conditioner

TREAT

Sponsored By HARBIZ

Heliplex One Step Bond Complex

 

STYLE

Sponsored By HARBIZ

DNA Antifrizz Hydro Crème

Best Business Performance of the Year

Sponsored By HARBIZ

Foil Me

 

Salon Team Member of the Year

Sponsored By Excellent Edges

Evie Golding, Rokstar

 

Salon Manager/Co-Ordinator of the Year

Sponsored By Wella Professionals

Meagan O’Connor, Oscar Oscar Salons – Broadbeach

 

Business Director/Owner of the Year

Sponsored By Kitomba

Amy Gaudie, Urban Chic

 

Sole Operator of the Year

Sponsored By Salon Lane

Nicole Kae

 

Salon Team of the Year

Sponsored By Goldwell

Togninis

 

Educator of the Year – Individual

Sponsored By Redken

Jules Tognini

 

Educator of the Year – Organisation

Sponsored By Sustainable Salons

MIG Training

 

Best In Salon Training

Sponsored By Zing Project

DiMattia & Co

 

Best Salon Design

Sponsored By KMS

Allure The Salon

 

Best Marketing

Sponsored By Shortcuts

The Fox & The Hair

 

Best Customer Care

Sponsored By Schwarzkopf Professional

Bond Hair Religion

 

Best Eco Salon

Sponsored By DNA Organics

Little Birdie Hair Co

 

Salon Business Newcomer of the Year

Sponsored By Revlon Professional

Etcher

 

State Salon Business of the Year NSW/ACT

Sponsored By Hot Tools

Bond Hair Religion

 

State Salon Business of the Year QLD

Sponsored By Wella Professionals

Tigerlamb Coorparoo

 

State Salon Business of the Year SA/TAS

Sponsored By Timely

SJ Establishment

 

State Salon Business of the Year VIC

Sponsored By EVY Professional

Oscar Oscar – Chadstone

 

State Salon Business of the Year WA/NT

Sponsored By L’Oreal Professionnel

Circles of Hair

 

AUSTRALIAN WHOLESALER OF THE YEAR

Sponsored By Private Label Dynamics

Salon Depot

 

Special Recognition Award

Sponsored By L’Oreal Professionnel

Leanne Cutler, Siren Marketing & Hair Shots 2 the World

 

AUSTRALIAN SALON OF THE YEAR

Sponsored By HAIRBIZ

Bond Hair Religion

 

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Brisbane’s MIG Training Named Best in Australia at Australian Hair Industry Awards 2021

Brisbane’s MIG Training Named Best in Australia at Australian Hair Industry Awards 2021

Local Mt Gravatt business MIG Training have been recognised as leaders in hair education at the Australian Hair Industry Awards, being awarded AHIA Educator of the Year- Organisation 2021.

As Australia’s hair industry finally starts taking steps to reopen, rebuild and recover, Sunday the 28th November saw the winners of the 2021 AHIA – Business categories announced on social media livestream as entrants watched on with anticipation. After an incredibly challenging 18 months and the disappointment of the cancelled awards gala event due to continued border uncertainty, it was time for these talented creatives to celebrate with their teams closer to home.

Launched in 2014 by esteemed media company Mocha Group, the AHIA – Business are the trusted national award platform which provide a benchmark of excellence across specialist, group and individual categories. The 2021 awards marked the largest number of entries ever received in the AHIA history across the 27 awards demonstrating the importance that this program has within the hair industry framework, pushing each and every hairdresser and salon owner to be their best on set, backstage and behind the chair.

MIG Training is owned by Anthony Gray, a third-generation hair industry education pioneer. They celebrated a milestone 30 years in business in 2021. The Brisbane-based registered training organisation is a family business with a proud heritage of more than 60 years in Australian hairdressing and is one of only 17 RTOs in the country to hold gold standard accreditation as ‘RTO Select’ from the Australian Hairdressing Council. Located just 15 minutes from the Brisbane CBD, MIG Training delivers tailored apprenticeship training to 252 salon and barber businesses across Queensland and Tasmania and to fee-based students through their college which includes a busy street front salon and barber shop that is open to the public.

Mocha’s Linda Woodhead was proud to celebrate these worthy winners:

“MIG Training are the perfect examples of industry leaders and will make excellent ambassadors for the awards program and their local area. As with all our 2021 winners they are now looked to both nationally and globally as an innovator in technique, trend and service. The Brisbane community should be so proud of this achievement!”