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The London Hairdressing Apprenticeship Academy

All about the LHAA

The LHAA are London's top hairdressing training academy. They offer training that is designed to deliver a real work-based experience, leading to a career in hairdressing or barbering. This includes both apprenticeships courses that are perfect for school leavers, and adult courses for those looking to retrain or change their career.

Key Provision


We offer hairdressing and barbering apprenticeships that are designed to deliver a real work-based experience for all of our students. You will study all aspects of hairdressing one day a week in our state-of-the-art academy, whilst perfecting your skills in your salon. As well as hair and barbering skills, we will teach key employability skills such as customer service, commercial salon awareness and product sales. A hairdressing apprenticeship is perfect for all those interested in beginning a career in a vibrant and creative industry.

Adult learners and Professional Qualifications

If you are looking for a change of career, or you are looking to re-train to return to work then we offer adult hairdressing and barbering courses that will leave you qualified to work in a salon, barbershop or for yourself. The courses are designed to provide you with good knowledge of hairdressing, with no prior experience necessary.

Support for Employers

We work with over 300 hairdressing and barbering salons to provide them with apprentices and work experience students.

Why us?

  • We are recognised as a Wella Centre of Colour Excellence and a HABIA certified school for hairdressing
  • We have state-of-the-art hairdressing salon training facilities and high quality learning resources 
  • We have small class sizes and multiple start dates throughout the year

Key achievements

Good Ofsted Accreditation
96% of our apprentices passed their end point assessment
Over 25% of our apprentices achieved a distinction


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