The AHC supports businesses who invest in the future of our industry training our future stylists and barbers, via apprenticeships or self-funded courses. Our programs, resources and employment advice help business owners who are too busy working in their business to source the information they need to access to successfully run their salons. Pathway Connect is our AHC program designed to support employees to be happy and successful in their hairdressing career.
The difference with the Australian Hairdressing Council is an industry person will respond to a query. Our facilitators and office are all hairdressers, have been business owners, educators and have an understanding of what it’s like to stand in your shoes.
With the challenges in finding staff the AHC developed a recruitment platform, Headhunter Recruitment Australia, an industry specific platform to engage future employees with salons advertising for receptionists, managers, coordinators, apprentices and qualified stylists.
The hairdressing industry landscape has changed over the last 10 years. The way many do business has changed with the increase of sole operators, rent a chair operators, freelance stylists, contractors, studio and suite locations and home business operators.
The AHC as an Association adapts to this changing landscape by understanding the needs for these business models. With 95% of our industry being female, flexible work arrangements have become a necessity for many. The AHC acts as a connection to these businesses to encourage inclusivity so that no business or individual feels isolated, but supported.