The market for men’s hairdressing in the UK is increasing year on year. Unfortunately the demand is not being met with an increase in skill.This is not a criticism it is the reality. A lot of training programmes for young hairdressers have very little and sometimes no men’s training. Gents hairdressing is a specialised area and has to be approached in a specialist way.
Young hairdressers can now qualify with an industry approved NVQ/SVQ Level 2 Certificate without having done any training in men’s hairdressing as it is no longer a requirement which creates challenges for The Male Salon Client,The Young Hairdresser and also The Salon Owner.
For this reason The Scottish Barbering School Courses are Experiential based in order for our students to experience the in depth dynamics of cutting and styling men’s hair. There is a great thirst for Knowledge, Skills and Techniques among Young Hairdressers who want to build their confidence and their client base in this growing exciting field.
Regardless of which area of the hairdressing market you are in, you cannot ignore the major shifts in the male market and the major shifts in their spending and buying power.