Watkins-Wright
Watkins-Wright
Watkins-Wright

Watkins-Wright
Training Academy

We have always been passionate about training and realise that to have successful salons the staff have to be trained to the highest standards in all hairdressing and customer care. We train our junior staff, newly qualified staff and any new starters weekly in our salons. Our junior staff spend a day a week at college to achieve their NVQ level 2 and 3. We then close all our five salons for a day approx every 12 weeks and bring in a trainer to train and teach new skills to the staff. Over the years we have had the top hairdressers from around the country such as British Hairdresser of the year, North East Hairdresser of the year, Scottish Hairdresser of the year, Midlands Hairdresser of the year and North West hairdresser of the year.
We also train our staff in the other side of our industry. Working as a team and most importantly working with clients specialising in customer care. We also spend time helping with self-esteem and other confidence issues so our staff can reach their full potential.


Read some of the updates from our current students

Schwarzkopf Training Day

Wednesday 27th January, Jonior Training day. Today all of your Jonior staff from across the five salons attended a colour workshop with Catherine from Schwarzkopf. Fabulous day had by all...   "I'm sure I speak for all the girls when I say we had an amazing day doing colour training with Catherine from…

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Chloe’s Blog

My client came in wanting her roots re-doing, she had never been to the salon before which meant that I needed to start from scratch and go through questions so that we were guaranteed the correct and desired look. I asked questions such as was the colour previously a box die? When was…

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Lauren’s Blog

This week in training gave me chance to create a new shape in my clients hair. After returning to the salon 16weeks after her last hair cut it was more than ready for some shape and style.

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Shannon’s Blog

These are three of my creations in the salon; a choppy, layered bob, a full head of highlights with a cut and finish, and a colour correction, using balayage technique and with a curled finish. After a busy christmas period I am thrilled to say I have begun training again every wednesday in the…

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Nadia’s Blog

My client Christine came into the salon today for a full head colour, cut and finish. I’ve done quite a lot of practising on full head colour at college, but this is the first proper client I have done full head colour, cut and finish. The outcome was amazing I really enjoy everything…

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Nadia’s Blowdry Blog

Since starting my training in September 2015 I have been working on getting my blow dry to perfection. I have been learning the correct products I need to use to benefit my final look. Now I feel more than confident with blow drying I am looking forward to focusing out applying colour and…

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Visit Date: 12th October 2017 | Overall Rating: 5.00

So much more than a haircut - staff that care.

Liz, Thirsk

Fantastic service and an amazing friendly team on every visit.

Michelle, Knaresborough

All of the staff are fantastic and I'm looking forward to my next appointment.

Jo, Knaresborough

We are incredibly lucky to have such a world-class salon in our little North Yorkshire market town of Thirsk!

Felicity, Thirsk

No matter what hairdresser I have they always do a great job!

Debi, Thirsk

Fab little salon!

Siobhan, Great Ayton

My hair was in such poor condition before I came here and now it's perfect!!

Beccy, Great Ayton

Lovely new do, thank you!

Jacqueline, Kirkbymoorside

Just had my hair cut & coloured by the lovely Kayleigh & I absolutely love it!!

Jo, Kirkbymoorside

Wonderful staff always welcoming.

Sara, Boroughbridge

Always feel like a new woman when Claire has cut and coloured my hair!

Sue, Boroughbridge

Outstanding Service!

Holly, Thirsk