“Our trainees are not only taught to the very highest professional standards, they are also given the full attention they need to complete their hairdressing course, no matter what level they are working towards.”
Classes at the Nicky Oliver Hair Academy were always small, added the multi award-winning stylist. This was intentional because smaller class sizes meant that each pupil received the help and encouragement they required to achieve great results. Courses at the academy were also ‘intensive’
Small class sizes also meant that pupils were given the correct amount of training, based on their needs. Beginners learning basic stylist techniques would require constant monitoring and demonstration.
The Nicky Oliver Hair Academy would never allow classes to become over-subscribed because pupils would lose out on the benefits of the one-to-one guidance they currently enjoy with the commitment to small class sizes, added Nicky.
Small class sizes were also vital to stylists wishing to build on the hairdressing skills they already have. The personal, friendly atmosphere created by smaller numbers provides an ideal environment in which stylists can be shown new cutting and styling techniques whilst receiving the guidance they need to acquire new cutting, colouring and consultation skills.
Small class sizes also helped build confidence in pupils as it meant they would always be fully included in tuition. Furthermore, all pupils, whatever their level of training or professional status, are continually assessed to ensure they are developing and adapting to new challenges and skill sets.
These assessments are extremely thorough thanks to the small numbers of pupils in each class. This is important because all pupils are expected to meet the minimum standards set to gain their qualifications.