Hair Salon Training Program

As part of our Economic Empowerment initiative, we offer a Hair Salon Training program. Students in this program have the opportunity to grow as an individual, a hairstylist, and a business owner.

Program length: 19 weeks (9 weeks Life Development + 10 weeks practical hair salon training)


Modules of the Hair Salon Training Program:

All students in the Hair Salon program also complete the entirety of the 9-week Life Development Process prior to moving into practical trades training (included in the Hair Salon course cost).

Life Direction: All students in our Economic Empowerment initiatives begin with a 3-week course focused on life and job readiness. The Life Direction program holistically empowers students to process their past, understand their present, and start planning their future. Communication, goal setting, dealing with conflict, relationships, trust, forgiveness, and substance abuse are some of the topics covered.

Faith Discovery: In our Faith Discovery module we look at the big picture of who God is and His redemptive plan for us. Through looking at our own stories, and experiencing the freedom that Jesus can bring in our life, this course is very natural brings great freedom.

Computer Training: The students learn basic computer skills as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and general Internet usage. The course stretches over 6 weeks with the purpose to prepare the students for further studying or being able to improve their job opportunities.

Oral English: English is the language of business in South Africa, so English skills are highly valued by employers. For that reason, we focus on oral English training, improvement of business-related vocabulary, and job interview practice.

Math Literacy: Being able to get a job in South Africa you need a certain level of math skills. Unfortunately, many schools do not provide a satisfying level of math education. We train our students in basic computational math for the workplace.

Future Preparedness: We aim to inspire and encourage our students to start planning their own future concerning their goals, dreams, choice of job or study. Our program involves detailed goal setting sessions, CV-writing and tutoring in applications processes and entrepreneurship; establishing practical steps to achieve future goals.

Business Literacy: Running a successful business depends not just on having a needed skill, but also on having good business sense. Effective marketing, customer service, and bookkeeping are just a few of the topics covered during this module. There are times of in-class learning as well as out-of-class assignments to see firsthand how successful business are operating.

Hair Stylist Training: The bulk of the training side of the program is made up of hands-on hair stylist training. The course covers everything from the basics to complex ethnic hair skills. Students learn in a fully-equipped classroom on live models as they become highly proficient hair stylists capable of running their own excellent hair salon.

* The Hair Salon Training course is not accredited but will provide basic knowledge that students can grow from and take into future education or business.


Salon Entrepreneurship:

Upon successful completion of the Hair Salon training program, students have the opportunity to apply for a grant program to invest in and receive their own hair salon.