WHAT WE DO
HAIR AT THE ACADEMY is the only one of its kind in the UK. Our salon exists to support children and young adults gain the skills they need to get into paid work and learn a trade that will lead to a rewarding future career. We do not use a one size fits all approach, we celebrate individuality, and develop a training pattern and style that works for each student. We promote inclusion and actively eliminate barriers to learning and participation to give every student the best possible chance to succeed.
“95% of our students go on to further education or paid employment.”
WHERE WE WORK
HAIR AT THE ACADEMY is based in the heart of Exeter. We work from a newly refurbished salon that has been designed to have everything students need. Our generous salon is split over two floors with a breakout room and access to outside space for students and the team to take breaks throughout the day. For training purposes, we have multiple backwash basins, hair and beauty rooms for massage and nails, a classroom for Maths, English, and other theory lessons as well as confidential meeting rooms for students to meet with their social worker or our on-site counsellor. Upstairs we have offices, which we rent out to generate funds to support our work.
We would like to say a special thank you to The Incorporation of Weavers, Fullers and Shearmen, a charity dedicated to supporting young disadvantaged people in Devon. It was with their funding and support that we were able to fund the building we work from today, and double our capacity to help more young people than ever before.