INTRODUCING THE
GINA CONWAY ACADEMY

We offer fully-funded apprenticeships accredited with City & Guilds to launch your career in the hair and beauty industry. Our programme provides guidance, mentorship and an innovative, technical education curriculum that has inspired some of London’s most successful hairdressers.

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TOP 5 REASONS YOU SHOULD JOIN US

1LEAVE WITH A LEVEL 2 AND 3 QUALIFICATION. After that, the sky is the limit. Want to work with celebrities, become a creative director, an educator? This is your launching point.

2RECEIVE THE BEST EDUCATION IN LONDON. Our award-winning salon has developed its Academy over the past 12 years and is led by highly-skilled educators with cutting standards based on the Vidal Sassoon System, the prospectus of the City & Guilds and Gina Conway 5-star progressive education.

3COST = FREE + WAGES. There is no cost to you for the programme, plus you’ll get an hourly wage for your apprenticeship work in-salon.

4PERSONALISED MENTORSHIP AND SUPPORT. We only accept a small number of students per class so that our mentors can focus on nourishing their relationship with each apprentice.

5LEARN THE AVEDA WAY. Aveda is about artistry, but is also a brand actively making the world a better, more sustainable place.

“The education program is hands-on, in-depth and the trainers and educators are all there to help you every step along the way.” -Albany

I am inspired every day at Gina Conway Academy. I actually look forward to my future and feel they really want me to succeed.

–Georgie, Level 2

I graduate next month and feel really prepared, a little nervous, but excited too to start doing clients and becoming a professional hairdresser.

–Evelina, Level 3

The Gina Conway Academy is awesome! I would recommend to all of my friends because I know they are preparing me for something great.

–Aide, Level 2

Meet the
Educators

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Gina

Owner, Educator

Gina

Brad

Head of Centre

Brad
Brad

Brad

Head of Centre

Brad Wrightson is our Head of Centre. A former hairdresser, Brad is the glue, he is the brains and brawn. He is responsible for the Teaching, Learning and Assessment – his experience is essential in running a tight operation.

Padraig

Artistic Director and
Head of Education

Padraig

Louise

Director and Educator

Louise

Fidel

Director and Assessor

Fidel
Fidel

Fidel

Director and Assessor

Fidel Ransom is a versatile and creative hairdresser but most of all he enjoys developing talent from the ground up. He mentors our young apprentices along their career journey.

Wagner

Director and Educator

Wagner
Wagner

Wagner

Director and Educator

Colour Specialty: Bright colour

Languages Spoken: Portugese, English

Years Of Experience: 12

Why The Beauty Industry: To get to know different types of people

Fun Fact: I can do the splits

If You Were Not A Hairdresser, What Would You Be: I would have studied psychology

Nationality: Brazilian

What Makes Your Life Colourful: Seeing people happy

Fav TV Show: Mulholland Drive

What Animal Would You Be: A dolphin

Ideal Dinner Date: Ryan Gosling

A Quote That You Live By: Know thyself

What Gina Says About Me: Going from strength to strength, Wagner is a true talent and a lovely expression of a GC stylist. I adore watching him fly.

Alex

Educator / Lead Assessor

Alex
Alex

Alex

Educator / Lead Assessor

Alex Manton is an experienced hairdresser and educator who has been teaching on apprenticeship programs for 10 years. She loves teaching future generations and passing on her knowledge.

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Call: 020 7112 1912
Visit Us: ginaconwayacademy.com

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FOR OWNERS

Your New Recruitment Strategy:
GROUND-LEVEL GROWTH

Gina’s Advice “When we started to grow our own hairstylists from the ground up with Aveda’s high standards rather than a traditional college, we found our retention was better and the service level for our guest was off the charts. Building your business with people who know your business is the best way to seamlessly move forward.”

The highly-competitive Gina Conway Academy delivers world-class, Aveda-trained apprentices to your salon floor. Our industry-leading educators curate top level new talent, trained to our standards, ready to grow your business.

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TOP 5 REASONS TO PARTNER WITH US

1OUR LEVEL-3 GRADUATES ARE READY FOR THE SALON FLOOR. They’re trained, talented and ready to get to work.

2THEY GET THE AVEDA ETHOS. They will be environmentally conscious, trained in Aveda rituals and knowledgeable about how to deliver high-quality and the 5-star customer service to all your guests.

3RECEIVE CONSTANT FEEDBACK FROM OUR TEAM. Our educators will be in touch regularly with feedback about your apprentices—we’ll let you know where they are strong and where they can use more support, and how we plan on offering that.

4WE SUPPORT CONSISTENCY. As an Academy Partner, you will have access to our curriculum so your trainers can follow along and shadow our team during classes. This complimentary, extra education boosts your in-house training efforts and ensures consistency.

5QUALITY MATTERS. Gina Salon Academy is an award-winning salon and all of our high-quality educators are passionate about sharing their knowledge with apprentices.

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