Our Colour Training is headed up by Jacky Mckie. Jacky was head of L’Oreal technical training for many years and joined the company 10 years ago. Colour Training takes place from Monday to Thursday at our head office in Pretoria, or in a dedicated salon environment, depending on the material content of the course.
Our staff are continually attending training sessions on a rotational basis every few weeks, from our youngest apprentice to our most experienced stylist. At Colour Training, our staff are taught the latest trends and techniques about colour: mixing colour, fixing colour, applying colour, rinsing colour, using colour techniques to ensure our cliental benefit from the latest international trends.
Jacky teaches anything and everything that stylists need to know about every chemical application in the industry. Her extensive knowledge and practical approach to training sessions ensure that staff leave equipped with the latest tools and knowledge, enabling them to grow their chemical business in the salon.
Every Tuesday afternoon from 4pm to 6pm, we have Cutting Training in all of our salons. These training sessions are overseen by our cutting trainers who will assist our apprentices during these sessions. Each apprentice is required to bring in two models a week to practice a certain cut or colour technique that is required for that specific week. As soon as an apprentice or stylist joins the Gary Rom Hairdressing group, they will receive cutting training manuals as well as DVD’s which they will follow accordingly.
They will then be graded on their cuts and colours in order to determine when they will go onto the salon floor to work as a full time stylist. Grading takes place 6 times a year, but can also be conducted individually by our head of trainers if necessary to fast track individuals.
LIVE SALON TRAINING
Gary Rom Hairdressing is the market leader for in salon training. Gary implemented these training touch points many years ago, realising that clients also needed to be educated. Gary insists that each and every stylist/apprentice team discusses and agrees on the style, chemical as well as product mix on every client.
It is heart-warming to see this interaction taking place in our salons, as the hands on training is not only enlightening for our clients, but helps to fast track our apprentices.