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Dark & Lovely Academy Hosts Pop-Up Salon for Student Training

The innovative team at the Dark & Lovely Academy, Johannesburg, have launched a brand new concept to empower and advance their students.

The first-ever pop-up salon day was hosted on Saturday 8th December at the academy. On this day, walk-in clients enjoyed discounted hairdressing services on the academy’s premises, which allowed students to gain practical experience while closely supervised by their lecturers.

This successful day was made extra special with a resident DJ and Dark & Lovely cupcakes to treat every guest.

Watch some action from the event, with academy principal Mimmi Biggar and senior lecturer Disce explaining the benefit of these pop-up salon days.

The Dark & Lovely Academy will host these pop-up salons on a regular basis to allow students to gain valuable practical experience on site, an essential step in their qualification and which will assist them to find employment.

Academy Courses

Whether you are an aspiring hairdresser or a professional looking to improve your skills, the Seta-accredited Dark and Lovely Academy in Johannesburg has a course for you. Below is an overview of the courses available.

Full Accreditation (2 years)

This comprehensive course teaches all aspects of hairdressing from scratch. You will learn cutting, styling, working with chemicals, product knowledge, structure of hair, business management, make-up application and more.

Suitable for: Beginners who would like to pursue a career in hair and be eligible for employment at leading salons.

Pre Trade Test (2 weeks)

Do you have industry experience but no formal Trade Test? Having a formal industry qualification can open many doors and allow you to earn better. The Pre Trade Test course helps you brush up on everything you need to successfully pass your Trade Test. (The Academy is also a Trade Test centre)

Suitable for: Hairdressers with industry experience who want to obtain their formal qualification.

Beginner Courses (4 months)

This is a short, intensive course which gives prospective hairstylists an overview of the industry and helps you to quickly learn essential skills that will allow you to be employed as an apprentice or assistant while you continue your education.

Suitable for: Beginners who would like to pursue a career in hair.

Advanced Courses (8 weeks)

These courses are suitable for qualified and experienced stylists, who would like to brush up on their skills and gain specialist knowledge. The course covers modern cutting techniques, fashion styles, bonding techniques, bridal styling and colouring.

Suitable for: Hairdressers with industry experience who want to improve their skills and be inspired by ongoing education.

Specialty Courses (2 weeks)

These include topics as diverse as wig making and competition styling. Contact the Academy with your education needs and let us help you.

Contact the Dark & Lovely Academy now on 079 055 8407 / 061 698 5030.

Address: The Markade, corner President and Kruis Street, Johannesburg.

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