Academy cel­e­brates award win

The Advertiser - Careers - - Skills 2011 -

PAR­LOUR H a i r Academy is cel­e­brat­ing re­cent suc­cess at the Aus­tralian Hair Fash­ion Awards in Bris­bane.

Com­ing home with the 2011 South Aus­tralian Hair­dresser of the Year award, Ja­son Fass­ben­der is one of Par­lour’s suc­cess sto­ries.

He started his hair­dress­ing ca­reer with Par­lour as an ap­pren­tice and won Aus­tralian ap­pren­tice of the year twice and the pres­ti­gious Aus­tralian New Cre­ative force award in 2009.

He has demon­strated hair styling on stage at Lon­don’s largest hair­dress­ing event Sa­lon In­ter­na­tional and has now been crowned South Aus­tralia’s best hair­dresser.

One of the cre­ative direc­tors, Robert Bava, says Ja­son is tes­ta­ment to the train­ing pro­vided by Par­lour hair.

‘‘We put so much em­pha­sis on the early stages of train­ing and per­fect­ing the fun­da­men­tals with our younger stu­dents and ap­pren­tices, this is the foun­da­tion for their fu­ture ca­reers; we take it very se­ri­ously,’’ he says.

‘‘It makes us so proud to see our younger col­leagues suc­ceed like this.’’

When choos­ing

train­ing, stu­dents need to con­sider if the or­gan­i­sa­tion is in touch with the cur­rent in­dus­try stan­dards and if they un­der­stand what em­ploy­ers are look­ing for in new re­cruits.

Par­lour has three suc­cess­ful sa­lons and its direc­tors still work on the floor tend­ing to clients.

The sa­lon be­lievs it is in­valu­able when pass­ing on the knowl­edge of what it is like to work in a sa­lon.

Hair­dress­ing is an in­dus­try which moves in­cred­i­bly fast and it is easy to lose touch once re­moved from the sa­lon.

This is where Par­lour sets it­self apart, as all ed­u­ca­tors at the academy work in the sa­lons, have ex­ten­sive ex­pe­ri­ence with fash­ion week, pho­to­graphic and celebrity clients and the knowl­edge they can share is un­sur­passed.

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Par­lour Hair Academy trains in­di­vid­u­als to be hair­dressers.

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